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Camo tank over suit

January 7 2008 at 3:23 AM
Keith Matthews 


Response to Camouflaged Windproof Oversmock

I researched the example we have in the collection here in York, England. It was donated from the stores of a local Yeomanry unit in 1960. I found no evidence proving issue or use of the type in the 2WW. I know of no photos and interviews with veterans got blank looks. It appears of buff pixie suits were sufficient for the winter of 1944/45.

In British use I have seen post war photos and there is a rumour of one in an IWM Korean War photo.

They may have been supplied to allies post war. Brian L Davies when mentioning them in his 1970'2s book on British 2WW uniforms stated they were supplied post war to Argentina.

I too recall a batch on the market in the early 1980's. This was the time the 'bean counters' were assessing all UK MoD property for potential rationalisation/sell off.

Keith

 
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