1968 pattern OG combats

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#1
Having had one of these jackets in the 1970s and it was thoroughly hard wearing and I wish I'd been in early enough to get one in DPM too!
Anyway does anyone know if there are any about in surplus shops as I quite fancy getting an OG one again?
Need to be a big size though now!
I do remember the DPM ones still being in stores as in 1985 one lad in my company exchanged his 1970s pattern jacket and he was a tall slim bloke and the shoddy new 85 pattern ones weren't in his size so they found a 1968 in DPM for him!

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#2
You will struggle finding an OG 68.

What you are looking for is in fact a "60" pattern jacket, they were the OG ones that predated the 68 DPM jacket.

They are a diffrent cut, much thicker and the collar is more rigid as well.
 
#5
My OG 1960 pattern cbt jkt cost 6/- in Doncaster market a while back. Still going strong. My 'fether' made me take the LCpl stripe off because I 'hadn't earnt it'.

The old bugger (God bless him), but he was right.
 

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As an aside anyone remember the Royal Welsh trialling OG combats again when at IDB?
 

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#11
A bargain , when you consider they want £750 for the WW2 SAS smock .....
I recall those windproof suits being aherm err found in Donnington, one lad whose uncle was employed there (he certainly didnt work there unless you count gizzit ing kit as work) appeared in Omagh with a set or two. Turned out they had been found as a result of the fire investigation and had to be lost asap rather than the MoD selling them and making a profit for once.
I seem to recall they changed hands gfor about a tenner each item which then got you 10 pints of Tuborg gold in the Naafi!
 
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I recall those windproof suits being aherm err found in Donnington, one lad whose uncle was employed there (he certainly didnt work there unless you count gizzit ing kit as work) appeared in Omagh with a set or two. Turned out they had been found as a result of the fire investigation and had to be lost asap rather than the MoD selling them and making a profit for once.
I seem to recall they changed hands gfor about a tenner each item which then got you 10 pints of Tuborg gold in the Naafi!
Ah! FOFAD. The QM's cry in the early 80s.
 

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#14
Thanks but 34 inch waist was a long time ago!
Yes I have lost 5 stones in 2 years but I'm in no rush to shed too much more!
 
#15
Having had one of these jackets in the 1970s and it was thoroughly hard wearing and I wish I'd been in early enough to get one in DPM too!
Anyway does anyone know if there are any about in surplus shops as I quite fancy getting an OG one again?
Need to be a big size though now!
I do remember the DPM ones still being in stores as in 1985 one lad in my company exchanged his 1970s pattern jacket and he was a tall slim bloke and the shoddy new 85 pattern ones weren't in his size so they found a 1968 in DPM for him!

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Yeah, would love something like that too.

Certainly wasn't there when they were issued, but seem to remembe training fimms/pamphlets showing them.

Like hen's teeth I reckon thesedays.

DPM one's aren't that easy to find in normal older gentleman sizes.

Good hunting.
 

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#18
Those NI boots on SOF?

I have a pair like that in size 11.

Is that what they are?

Seems like no one seems to know...too many fading memories I guess. Can remember seeing NCO's having tops stitched to the tops of DMS...or am I imagining things again.



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#19
Those NI boots on SOF?

I have a pair like that in size 11.

Is that what they are?

Seems like no one seems to know...too many fading memories I guess. Can remember seeing NCO's having tops stitched to the tops of DMS...or am I imagining things again.
I had a different type of NI boot issued - 1980; Boots, Urban Patrol. No toe cap, very lightweight, thin leather, piss poor sole that would just about last a 6 month tour - I think I managed to stretch 3 years out of mine with the use of glued in soles, hide food and fettlin'.
 

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