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Belgian M51

Article about: 9 Bought this recently from a militaria fair, it wa the RDF ERDL camo cover which caught my eye, it has a very faded ink stamp but i can just make out the 1979 date. The liner is maker marke

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    I always think of Winston Churchill giving his famous V sign when i see the 1970's pattern off hand i think my cover is dated 1978 ,I still need to add a nice army example myself to put alongside my late 60's Air force issue Belgian M51
    Regards James

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    Its a struggle to make out the date on yours Gunny... but I would plump for '71' at a push.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    Had a look on camopedia and they list three slightly different variations of the second generation ERDL (RDF), mine is the one with the distinctive "Blob with a tail" shape.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Nice detective work Paul ,yours was not a pattern i was familiar with i must admit so good you found the same variation of this pattern to compare with
    Regards James

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