Camo tank over suitJanuary 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.
- Re: Camo tank over suit - Kevin J. on Jan 7, 2008, 6:42 AM
- Tank Suit Camouflage - Ed Storey on Jan 7, 2008, 7:35 AM
- Camouflaged Patterns - David Gordon on Jan 7, 2008, 8:13 AM
- Photo shows it well - Steve Forth on Jan 7, 2008, 4:26 PM
- More rambling... - David Gordon on Jan 7, 2008, 5:39 PM
- Material and Process - Ken Joyce on Jan 8, 2008, 6:28 AM
- Question - Ed Storey on Jan 8, 2008, 8:19 AM
- SDAT - Ken Joyce on Jan 8, 2008, 10:13 AM
- Re: Material and Process - Kevin J. on Jan 8, 2008, 7:01 PM
- Research - Ed Storey on Jan 8, 2008, 7:27 PM
- Evidence - Ken Joyce on Jan 9, 2008, 6:31 AM
- Wartime Denison specification - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 6:25 PM
- Another interesting point - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 6:30 PM
- Very Interesting - Ken Joyce on Jan 9, 2008, 6:41 PM
- vat deying - Dave Hiorth on Jan 9, 2008, 7:08 PM
- Wording - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 8:18 PM
- Terms - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 9:05 PM
- Not sure - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 8:05 PM
- Poor connection - Steve Forth on Jan 9, 2008, 10:32 PM