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Old 18-03-14, 02:03 AM
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Hi all,

Are there any Selous Scouts collectors out there? Would be interested in seeing what others have and share what I have.

Cheers,

James
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Old 18-03-14, 08:35 AM
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I cannot tell a lie. After meeting an ex Selous QM I got bitten by the bug and bought everything I could find to the regiment. I think I've got just about everything (except an Officers sword, but I know a man who has - still not got a jumps log book ). A couple of contemporary prints, as well as rank, wings, cap, collar, uniforms, beret etc. Post UDI the QM went to 5Recce, then to EO, but tha'ts another story/collection.

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Old 18-03-14, 10:33 AM
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Laurie Crittens. Died in England years ago.
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Old 18-03-14, 08:27 PM
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Selous Scouts jump book
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Old 18-03-14, 08:49 PM
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Laurie (there won't be any OPSEC issues now he's no longer with us) mentioned that one of his regrets was burning all the unused jump books when they moved out. Dis any of you ever see his den? It was full of MFO boxes stuffed with souvenirs. Wonder what happened to it all? He had a large Scouts badge from the mess hall as well, but I just couldn't afford everything I wanted. I did get all my rank slides from him though.

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Old 19-03-14, 12:29 AM
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Photos of some bits:
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Old 19-03-14, 02:02 AM
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Nice Ian. I've always wondered why white Selous Scouts had issued wings to black Selous Scouts.
The Despatchers wing is particularly scarce.

Are we now waiting for James (Jamesm) to display his Ron Reid-Daly wing and uniforms.
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Old 19-03-14, 01:48 PM
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Default Selous Scouts Dress Greens

Here is a set of Dress Greens to an officer who had also served in the SAS and RLI.
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Old 19-03-14, 01:52 PM
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Issued Scouts Wings.
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Old 19-03-14, 03:42 PM
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Laurie was a personal friend of mine and we often visited while still in Rhodesia. His "den" was an excellent treasure trove of militaria. He owned a Marmon Herrington armoured car and occasionally drove around in it in Salisbury!

He inherited the family business here in the UK and returned to run it. Much of his collection has been sold. Have attached his own Selous Scouts beret for interest. He kindly donated it to me after much nagging!

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Dudley
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Old 19-03-14, 05:28 PM
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I attach below a short selection from my 'Collection List' that I have kept for years. This shows me what I have (and more importantly what I therefore still need). I've 'cut a pasted' just a few short bits. Some of you will have seen the original living document and some of you may even have seen some of my stuff:

Uniforms:
Selous Scouts Uniforms; Greens, Major + backings, 3 Miniatures(all from one man)
Medals, Wings (not numbered)°
Beret + sb cap badge
Pullover
Flying Suit°
Cam Jkt°, Shirt, trousers
Black Baseball Boots
Black Anti-tracking Boots
Selous Wallshield°

RLI Greens
Grey’s Scouts Greens, WO2°
Para Pea Greens jkt & trous°
SAS Pea Green shirt, Major°
SAS Cam shirt W.O.C. short-sleeved°
SAS Cam shirt W.O.C. long-sleeved°
SAS 1st patt Cam shirt°
SAS “deniable” Green shirt (US) °
SAS Woolly Pully
Selous Pea Green shirt, Lt°
RLI Mess jkt, trous & w'coat, Lt°
Selous Scouts T-shirt°

Headdress:
Selous Scouts beret°
SAS Offs beret°
SAS beret
2x SAS beret°
SAS beret (sb cb)°
Zimb SAS beret
Psyops beret
RLI Offs beret°
Grey’s Scouts Slouch°
Grey's Scouts Offs beret
3x Grey's Scouts OR's beret
Rhod Brig Dress Cap inc cb

Rhod Stable Belts:
Selous Scouts
SAS (Brit made)

Print:
Pamwe Chete dedication (no. 1/25) framed°
Large Selous Scouts (no. 0048)framed°

Book Plate Prints:
S Scts°
RLI

Ian "I'n not mad, I'm normal" H

(and the spacings have gone wibble too)
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Old 19-03-14, 06:48 PM
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A few more items, rank slides.
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Old 19-03-14, 06:50 PM
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Unissued berets as well as the Selous Scouts Padre's Beret.
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Old 19-03-14, 06:51 PM
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Paraphernalia.
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Old 19-03-14, 06:56 PM
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Insignia, issued and unissued.
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