Whats this smock

#1
Anybody have any idea what this odd para smock might be, where from, etc.
It has a short zip for the chest, button cuffs and a button fastened crotch strap. Grateful for any info.....
 

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#2
If it has no NSN lable ,It looks like ones that were privately made and purchased in Aldershot in the 70's, a number of the shops in Aldershot were selling them. A lot of lads brought them when the Dennison Smock was phased out as the private made versions were made from a warmer, stronger material than the suplied DPM 'new' smock. The buttons on the top pockets appear to be the 1968 version that were fitted to the normal combat jacket as opposed to press studs on the issued DPM smock. I had one similar from VICTORS for 'DR ing' as the normal combat jacket allowed things to fall out of your pockets wereas the smock had the overlap section.

PS is it for sale?
 

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novembercharlie said:
Anybody have any idea what this odd para smock might be, where from, etc.
It has a short zip for the chest, button cuffs and a button fastened crotch strap. Grateful for any info.....
Get your bedspace squared away you idle wretch.
 

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Bee_Gee. said:
I believe it could be the unpopular garrison dress jacket adopted by the Canadian Army in the late seventies or early eighties.
Wrong pattern.
 
#6
It's one of the missing ones offerd by wildcardrgbw and I claim my £5
 
#7
The Indian SF wear a smock of this pattern with a half length zip and the flap fastening on the inside of the back. The current ones have hidden buttons/studs on the pockets rather than these exposed ones. As for cam patterns the Indians have so many it is hard to tell whether this is an older Indian one but I think it may well be.

The current Indian ones are quite nice quality.
 
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Furryturd said:
The Indian SF wear a smock of this pattern with a half length zip and the flap fastening on the inside of the back. The current ones have hidden buttons/studs on the pockets rather than these exposed ones. As for cam patterns the Indians have so many it is hard to tell whether this is an older Indian one but I think it may well be.

The current Indian ones are quite nice quality.
Do they have a concealed pocket for a hatchet?
 
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Furryturd said:
The Indian SF wear a smock of this pattern with a half length zip and the flap fastening on the inside of the back. The current ones have hidden buttons/studs on the pockets rather than these exposed ones. As for cam patterns the Indians have so many it is hard to tell whether this is an older Indian one but I think it may well be.

The current Indian ones are quite nice quality.[/quote

You may be right, on closer inspection, the cuffs are wrong for the Victors one, (the Victors one had wooly cuffs, soon after replaced by sock tops), but the buttons appear to be off a 1968 combat jacket, Also my one had the flap buttons/buttoning up on the outside at the back same as the issued DPM smock. The camo DPM copy on mine was a closer match to proper British issued DPM. (Not that it made much differents after a few weeks on the bike it was covered in OMD 75, 2 stroke oil and grease etc.
 
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