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Show time!!
« on: August 28, 2016, 08:03:27 AM »
Firstly, I should state that I'm not a re-enactor...I collect the stuff rather than wear it! However....once a year when we hold our annual "Wartime Weekend" event at the museum at which I'm a committee member / volunteer, I enter into the spirit of things and wear some GI gear. It's all repro of course, but I actually have original WW2 GI issue examples of the types, and I can tell you that the repros are pretty darned close to the originals!

So...what have we here? An OD Field Jacket ( actually of Belgian origin), a set of HBTs ("specials"), a short-billed Amy HBT cap made of "frogskin" camo material...and a pair of M1943 "buckle boots".

I decided to award myself the rank of Major ( mainly because I had a sufficient number of original WW2 brooch-pin oak-leaves!)  Rather than go for a cliched look like a paratrooper or 29er etc., I opted for an Aviation Engineer ( Build...Defend...Maintain )  The patches, like the metal insignia are all WW2 originals.

Thanks for looking. (BTW...the photo files are quite large so I might have to spread them over 3 or 4 posts!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 08:06:06 AM »
Cont'd....
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« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 05:35:26 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
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