fantastic display René ,i never tire of viewing your awesome collection ,to much to take in at once ,fritz has led a very colourfull life before his service in the ddr
Magnificent Rene. Mate your collection is never boring it's a sight to behold my friend.
It must have taken you some time to fit out those mannequins mate. Cheers for the effort Rene. I like "Tanker Chickie" she's a real honey.
Here's my fav at the moment
Sgt C L Hoffman born Macquarie Plains Tasmania 4th Feb. 1916
The mini patch (white over red) represents his previous service in the 40th Militia Infantry Battalion "The Derwent Regiment" which was a Tasmanian formed unit.
The Tunic is marked T20 which is a Tasmanian manufactures code.
A triple Tasmanian connection.
The display is at the GeorgeTown RSL Military Museum with a few more of my mannequins.
This is his 2/13th Infantry Battalion mate just off the troopship from North Africa Feb 1943.
Again he lives at the RSL at the moment.
All the best
I've had a fun hour updating my mannequin display and bringing him forward a few decades:
I'm trying to put together an early eighties/Falkalnads display so he's wearing 1968 pattern jacket, 58 pattern webbing and an armoured vehicle type helmet with plastic scrim. There is a second pattern respirator haversack on his belt and a 1983 dated parachute flare (used!) tucked into one of the front pouches. I'm really please with how this one has turned out and it makes a nice change to go a bit more modern.
well done warspite on a superb display
Couple more of mine
Nice ones Rene .