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    Post by Ewart on Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:59 pm

    Right guys,

    I have finally decided to try to get all my stuff collated in one place and I shall attempt this in some sort of order.

    First up my DBDUs.

    US Coast Guard 9th PSU







    US Navy Seabees





    US Army, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade






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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:15 pm

    Great 6 color DBDU Coast Goard uniform! That's definitely a keeper.
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    Re: Ongoing Collection

    Post by P-E on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:16 pm

    nice DBDU ! I particularly appreciate the seabee top with printed "insignia"


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    Post by ripcord56 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:19 pm

    Nice diverse pieces.

    Love the stenciling on the Seabees blouse, super scarce patched USCG blouse,

    and that remarkable fully patched US Army piece is just outstanding.

    Thanks for posting, don't stop now...





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    Post by Ewart on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:20 pm

    And now onto the US Army DCUs.

    SFC Dillon, 2nd Infantry Division





    CSM Erolin, 2nd Infantry Division







    I really like this one, and I'm sure the reversed FWTS patch was only worn for a limited time

    Captain Carlson 3rd Infantry Divison



    Captain Shaw, 25th Infantry Division - this is perhaps my favourite DCU, the guy must have some stories







    52nd Ordnance Group (EOD)





    Unknown Modified DCU - if anyone can put some light on who did this style of modification, I am all ears.



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    Post by Ewart on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the positive comments so far. USAF, Navy, Civilian DCUs tomorrow. Hopefully I'll add my woodland ones as well.

    Then onto the patches and extras after that.
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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:14 pm

    USAF OSI DCU - Propper made





    USAF - Attached to USSF, DCU







    One of my first DCU's USAF SF 1991 contract date



    US Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security DCU








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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:19 pm

    And a few civilian pieces.

    DOD Civilian DCU





    and the hat label



    US Contractor DCU with souvenir boonie




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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:32 pm

    Named CCU -





    and the CU





    Civilian Protective Uniform - bought as surplus, patches added for display. DOD ID is a sample one from the DOD website.





    Aircrew Coat Class 2 in tan





    Crye Shirt - Christmas Present from Olly_afsoc on here.






    1st Pattern UCP ACU shirt







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    Post by oefoifcollector on Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:12 pm

    nice collection !!
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    Post by PriorityOne on Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:01 pm

    Very nice pieces! That 52nd ordnance group DCU is pretty interesting.
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    Re: Ongoing Collection

    Post by P-E on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:21 am

    Ewart wrote:USAF - Attached to USSF, DCU






    Do you know the provenance of this one ? I think I've seen this one on ebay - is that possible ? it looks very doubtful indeed and I'm pretty sure the SF patch has been added on it...I'm affraid I've a very bad feeling for this one...


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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:45 am

    Hi P-E.

    It was from eBay - from Treesuit, who I believe is a member here. A similar item was bought by Aussiedigger and can be seen in this thread here:

    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t6260p90-aussie-digger-s-dcu-bdu-collection

    In the eBay auction I did not notice the off centre USSF insignia. And there are a number of differences between Aussie's and mine. Mine doesn't have a US Flag, Aussie's USSF patch is centre aligned.

    I've had a good look and the stitching on the USSF patch is different than the other patches and isn't as embedded on the fabric - although I suppose that may be due to it being added at a later date.

    So you could be correct on it P-E
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    Post by semper fi on Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:15 am

    From treesuit..... pale affraid
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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:00 pm

    Right,

    time for a bit of an update to this thread. Over recent months I have acquired a number of woodland BDU's linked to the OEF/OIF period.

    First up is a BDU belonging to Major General Atkinson. A Vietnam 9th Infantry Division veteran and Major General of (Reserve Component) First US Army during 2001.





    GUARD ARMOR BATTALION HAS NEW LEADER

    Thursday, September 22, 1988
    Lumberton native Lt. Col. John C. Atkinson of the North Carolina Army National Guard has been named commander of the 2nd Battalion, 252nd Armor, headquartered in Raeford.

    He assumed command of the battalion in early August, but the change-of-command ceremony was held on Sept. 11, according to battalion officials.
    Atkinson is chairman of the business curriculum at Robeson Community College. He currently resides in Lumberton.
    A former enlisted soldier, Atkinson received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at The Citadel in June 1968. He later earned a master's degree in business administration from East Carolina University.
    A Vietnam veteran, Atkinson served on active duty with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas; the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam; the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg; and as the XVIIIth Airborne Corps' plans and operations officer at Fort Bragg.
    Most of his National Guard time has been spent with the 2/252 Armor, although he also served as a staff officer with the 30th Infantry Brigade headquartered in Clinton and the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor in Fayetteville.
    The 2/252 is a "roundout" armor unit that would be deployed with the 2nd Armored Division in the event of war.
    Atkinson replaces Lt. Col. Sidney J. Linker, who went to the State Area Command in Raleigh.

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    IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Release No: 184-01
    April 27, 2001
    GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS


    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
    Army National Guard Brig. Gen. John C. Atkinson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Atkinson is currently serving as the deputy commanding general (Reserve Component), North, First U.S. Army, Fort Gillem, Ga.

    http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=2898

    NOMINATIONS
    Executive nominations received by the Senate April 30, 2001:

    The following Army National guard of the United States officers for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., Section 12203:
    To be major general
    Brig. Gen. John C. Atkinson, 8232
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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:49 pm

    2nd CIB award BDU - 2nd Infantry Division
    SSG William C Croka

    I believe this BDU belonged to SSG Willam C Croka. He served with the 1st ID during Desert Storm and the 2nd ID in OIF. Through some open source research I located a Twitter account belonging to him which also has pictures of him in 1995 with a CIB before a UN Macedonia deployment.





    1995 UN Macedonia tour:


    OIF:


    [url=Link to his twitter: https://twitter.com/armysniper1266/media]Link to his twitter: https://twitter.com/armysniper1266/media
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    Post by usall on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:56 pm

    Nice BDU's with history !

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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:05 pm

    Colonel Lane - SOCOM BDU

    Next up a BDU from a USAF Colonel Lane, attached to SOCOM. On it is the Air Force Commander's Insignia that came into force in 2002.





    Captain Palmer USAF - United States Strategic Command





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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:45 pm

    Major Schwab - BDU

    I am struggling to work out the SSI on this one.





    US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class JTF-GTMO - DCU

    Picked this one up as a US Navy DCU for under $20.



    Finally

    After buying a mannequin and getting these displayed much better I have put together a bit of a Stryker display.

    CCU, IBA, Combat Medic Vest System (CMVS) and Arabic embroidered boonie hat.

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    Post by usall on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:01 pm

    nice Wink
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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:04 pm

    Thanks Usall.

    I think it looks far better now I've gone and got a mannequin and used a white wall to photograph against.
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    Post by oliver_afsoc on Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:05 pm

    Great stuff dude. Forgot about that Crye top I got you!

    Nice photos will have to help me with mine cheers
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    Post by semper fi on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:01 pm

    Nice collection. great stuff!!!

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    Post by Ewart on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:20 am

    A rare sunny day in England has allowed me to photograph some of my collection outside.

    A few US Navy DCU's and a BDU added to the collection.

    First off a Air Warfare DCU





    A US Navy Law Enforcement BDU from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which served in both the Gulf War and OEF/OIF.





    A Maritime Expeditionary Security DCU






    I haven't had any chance to research these yet, that should be a job for the next two or three days
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:11 am

    More pictures from the photoshoot the other day.

    Modified DCU, unknown unit.







    And a DBDU belonging to Major Osbourne, with JAG BOS, unknown (by me) unit, and a mix of tan tapes and OD insignia.





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    Post by Ewart on Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:22 am

    USAF DCU's
    Some of these have been on the forum before

    USAF Operation Southern Watch SF DCU






    USAF OSI Special Agent



    USAF Security Forces



    DOD Civilian ABU



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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:42 am

    OCP Shirt - medical

    A strange OCP shirt. This was bought from a London Vintage shop. They do not add patches to their items. Some of the patches are theatre made. I'm just not convinced the USAF ranks belong on here. They aren't as used as the other patches and were stuck on the zip area of the velcro.





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    Post by Zeked on Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:54 pm

    Goodwin looks great, nice top.

    I have a duplicate of the Kleinfelter DoD top as well. First contractor uniform I have seen with USAF colors.

    The USAF multicam stuff is hard to find as well. I pick up the patches when I can find them but just not a lot around.

    Thanks for updating the thread and great collection!
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    Post by Ewart on Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:31 am

    Zeked wrote:Goodwin looks great, nice top.

    I have a duplicate of the Kleinfelter DoD top as well.  First contractor uniform I have seen with USAF colors.  

    The USAF multicam stuff is hard to find as well.  I pick up the patches when I can find them but just not a lot around.

    Thanks for updating the thread and great collection!  

    Cheers Zeked. I'm not convinced the OCP is a USAF one, think the patch may have just got stuck onto the velcro.

    These two are put togethers, but only on the basis that the patches are velcro. However all records I have attached to them state this and I would never pass them off as anything other than that. Again these have been seen before on here, just displayed slightly better here.

    Civillian Protective Uniform - CivPU



    Early Patter UCP Shirt - this has the early colour tan zip, and the slightly different shaped collar. The US Army and Name tape were picked up off this forum and are the early UCP/ACU style ones.

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    Post by RedLegGI on Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:04 pm

    Ewart wrote:OCP Shirt - medical

    A strange OCP shirt. This was bought from a London Vintage shop. They do not add patches to their items. Some of the patches are theatre made. I'm just not convinced the USAF ranks belong on here. They aren't as used as the other patches and were stuck on the zip area of the velcro.






    I think your rank is just fine because the rest of the insignia are all done in spice brown as well. Just have to find yourself a USAF in multicam to finish it Wink. Seeing as he has a medical command patch as his 'combat' patch, my bet is he was assigned to a hospital somewhere in Afghanistan. You actually might have enough info by the rank/name to google them. Nice top Very Happy

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