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    Wind proof over smock & Knee pads


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    Wind proof over smock & Knee pads

    Post by recceboy on Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:35 pm

    Just arrived to the collection, smock dated 1944, knee pads 1943.

    Seaforth Highlander

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    Re: Wind proof over smock & Knee pads

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:51 pm

    Smock is the British parachutist's jacket and was worn over top of the webbing which in turn was worn over top of the camouflage Denison smock. These were usually discarded soon after landing as their role was to keep webbing etc. from snagging in parachute lines (shrouds) and a couple of grenades for ready use could be put in the two front pockets.

    In the 1970s Crown Surplus Stores in Calgary was selling them for $10 each. Not anymore. :-(


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