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Old 09-03-20, 03:45 PM
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I thought you'd find interesting his comments on bush hats in the 10GR.

"You mentioned badges for jungle hats. They were all very basic when I served. 2/10 GR had a white cross front and rear. Inside was a company colour band which was useful if you wanted to produce a simplified tactics demo as you could borrow different hats from round the Bn. 1/10GR had a white circle front and back, the rear one containing the company colour. The idea was to tempt the enemy to take a head shot which hed probably miss! When we amalgamated we went for a black cross front and rear and then for night ops turn the hat inside out for white crosses. Sorry I dont have a jungle hat left. I might say I much preferred the old green cotton OG uniforms for the jungle as the 1970s DPM were an artificial fabric which was stronger but far too hot"
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