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Belgien paratroopers - 1960

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    There where some Belgian para Congo camo on sale last week on ebay........
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thank you stuka
    All help is very much appreciated.

    And some VERY lovely uniforms!
    But if they were intended for the Congo, aren't they a little... Well. Warm?


    Regarding uniform:

    A the moment I have a mismatch uniform. A pair of "moon and balls" 1956 trousers, and a "brush-stroke" smock also dated 1956.

    However, it would seem that the paras in Congo never actually wore the camouflage trousers? Or did they? I am honestly a bit confused. Many seemed to wear OD-green trousers together with the camouflage-smock?

    However the trousers I bought are very lovely, and I intend to keep them. Especially since I realised that the "moon and balls" pattern were the least produced pattern. Far surpassed by smocks and trouser in "brush-stroke" and "jigsaw" patterns.
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    Quote by 37Webbing View Post
    Thank you stuka
    All help is very much appreciated.

    And some VERY lovely uniforms!
    But if they were intended for the Congo, aren't they a little... Well. Warm?

    ...
    They would! ;-)
    It is just the hat, at the bottom right that is a Congo item.
    I'll made better pic's asap.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    They would! ;-)
    It is just the hat, at the bottom right that is a Congo item.
    I'll made better pic's asap.
    cheers
    |<ris
    aahhhh I see!
    Nice uniforms non the less! I have a weak spot for that kind of uniforms.
    They were certainly more than stylish back in the day

    EDIT:

    Now that I got most of the webbing. Apart from brace attachments and braces, I am looking for something along the lines of this:
    Untitled Document

    BUT for the webbing pattern, prior to the introduction of the M/71 webbing.
    Last edited by 37Webbing; 12-20-2014 at 12:06 AM.
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    If you realy want a special Belgian 1960 para item;
    Chapeau DE Broussard Ann
    I guess the seller is French speaking, but I can help if needed.
    These hats don't show up often! It is the third one I see, since long!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Finally found time to shoot some pic's in day light, of mine.
    Enjoy!
    I payed 125 €; a bargain to me!
    Wunder where the one on ebay will stop....


    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    very nice indeed Kris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    If you realy want a special Belgian 1960 para item;
    Chapeau DE Broussard Ann
    I guess the seller is French speaking, but I can help if needed.
    These hats don't show up often! It is the third one I see, since long!
    cheers
    |<ris
    That is indeed a very special item... And a price to match. But I guess they are worth it?
    But thanks A LOT for taking your time. I do speak a little French my self, so language will not be a problem. But thanks for the offer. I don't how I should be able to repay you though, for this magnificent gesture

    All the best,
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    Quote by 37Webbing View Post
    That .......
    I don't how I should be able to repay you though, for this magnificent gesture

    All the best,
    Nothing to it! Thats how a good forum works.
    I have been helped here before, by others, and you will be able to help a forum member in time.
    Good luck.
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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