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  1. #61
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    Happy Antilope,
    The article was published in the British magazine Military Illustrated, in the late 80s or early 90s.
    IMHO, the first 50 or so issues of MI were outstanding, but the quality dropped somehow when the editing staff was changed. Except for a few issues, I stopped purchasing the magazine afterwards.

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    Thanks Saint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    A few Rhodesian things in my collection :

    Chest webbing :



    Battle jackets :





    Jump helmet :



    Eric

    I have been trying to find that style of Chest webbing in the first pic. What is the name of it and the manufacturer? Country of orgin?

    Thanks for any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownwater1977 View Post
    I have been trying to find that style of Chest webbing in the first pic. What is the name of it and the manufacturer? Country of orgin?

    Thanks for any info.

    Name : chest webbing, country : Rhodesia (well, it was already written). Produced about 1975-80 by Salisbury companies 'Fereday' or 'North'.

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    Try here .. and look for the post by '101ABN327'

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    The saint and filupe thanks for the responces...and thanks alot for the link Filupe..I am going to contact that guy about making one of those rigs for me.

    the Saint I love the collection of Rhodesian stuff...great refference for me on some illustrations I have been working on of Selous Scouts. Where do you get most of your stuff?

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    Brownwater1977, thanks for your comment. I started collecting more than 12 years ago. I got stuff from all over the world, South Africa, USA, UK, Australia, and certainly a few other countries as well. EvilBay is now a important source, but it has made the prices of some items - principaly of famous units RLI, Selous Scouts and RhSAS- to rocket.
    I would be very interested in seeing your illustrations when they will be completed. I used to paint military illustrations as a hobby before adding a third dimension some years ago and joining this merry band.

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    Did the SA, Rhodesian army have a Boonie hat? I'd like to get my hands on one....
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    mardrake, the Rhodesian Army did have a camouflage bush hat, but expect to pay well over USD 100 for an original one. Copies can be found at a more affordable price, see there :
    http://www.tridentmilitary.com/SouthAfrican.htm

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    Something obtained this weekend past - a personal holy grail:





    Rhodesian Camouflage T-Shirt with sleeve flag and pen pockets

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    AWESOME Thread......
    I really like all of those pictures from your personal Collections....
    For what its worth!?

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    Wow, these are some great pics. Thanks for sharing.

    I've got a question about SADF 32 battalion kit that I'd really appreciate some help with. Did the Biregard caps have two (left and right) or three (left, center, right) panels? I'm getting together a 32 bn impression for airsoft, and I'm thinking of sewing my own cap, as I don't like the idea of running around in original gear.

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    The 'Bigeard' caps had a three piece body with another separate piece for the neckflap and bill.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    what a great thred this is

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    It's about time to post a few more :




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    Nice layouts! Almost looks like a spread for 'Militaria' magazine .. hmmmm

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    Actually the pics come from the article on the RLI I wrote for the 'Gazette des Uniformes' a few years ago.

    Some T-shirts :

    3 Commando, RLI



    2 RAR



    Rarer than Selous Scouts', Rh Artillery camo T-shirt

    Last edited by The Saint; 10-11-2008 at 05:41.

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    This thread is great stuff. Hellacious-fine collections you guys have.
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    SA Recces uniform :

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Hello The Saint
    Can I know in which number of 'Gazette des Uniformes' are the article on RLI, from where, I suppose, come that two fantastic photos?
    Thank you!
    Last edited by avante; 03-25-2009 at 04:36.

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Hi all, for those of you looking for 1:1 SA special forces, Paras and 32 Battalion kit take a look at www.bidorbuy.co.za look under militaria!

    Also some Rhodesian stuff pops up their from time to time! Hope this helps, cheers!

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Whoa!!!!! This thread is amazing I wish I would have seen this before I made my bash! of course I can always change my bash
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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Hi there THE SAINT. As a matter of interest, is the recce operators badge that you have in you photo one of the original numbered ones? If so it is quite a rare piece. As I remember the belts were also numbered.

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Very nice thread. Lots of info.


    Let's bump this thread.

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    I don't have pictures but if you have read Dennis Croukcamp's book you know that the early Selous Scouts were issued silenced Uzi's which turned out to be junk (because of the subsonic ammo). So there's a weapon reference for you.

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    Re: Rhodesia and South Africa Special Forces

    Fire force vest I had once upon a time


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