The upgraded SA80 A3

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  1. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    1970s was Denison smocks. The absolute DBs. Totally useless, as they were neither wind or rain proof, but who cares if it's classed as Gucci!

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  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Agreed. The knitted cuffs on para smocks are a pain when they're wet.

    We were issued Denison smocks but were required to swap them only a few months later for the new DPM version. Needless to say, many managed to keep their old Denison smocks but wearing an old pattern one was tantamount to flipping the finger at the RSM.

    This image suggests that by 1978 the message had not been absorbed by everyone. :)

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