I have one If you want it. Used but in good condition. Zip "handle" is gone. It still functions but that bit is missing. Not sure on the size am out of the country at the moment. Let me know if you want it
Look, I am not questioning the value of earning the coveted smock, but I am trying as hard as possible to get one for an old mate. I understand if this idea pisses some off....I just want to make it known that I am not trying to be something that I'm not, or trying to disrespect the course or anyone who's been on it.
I don't like to state the obvious (but I'm going to, so hard hat on), but why not try Ebay? OK, when I just typed in 'para smock' they only had two that looked genuine, but what does your 'mate' want it for? If you get him a 'made from 100% genuine MOD para smock material but civvy issue' will he know the difference?
Failing that, if he's ex-service why not use the 'kit transfer' system - i.e. when my brother was in the RAF, he acquired a smock, not because he wanted it or ever wore it, but because he knew someone who did and then used that to acquire some kit he needed and so on.
Oh, I have to say by pure coincidence SickNorman I have been listening to my old Stranglers vinyl and ripping them to mp3 today and finding out what happened to the Great Elmyra - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmyr_de_Hory