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Old 09-15-2019, 05:23 AM   #1
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I recently saw a denison smock Belonging to a maintenance guy i know, he was in 2 para. I have become obsessed with trying to find one.
I tried bidding on one on eBay but was unsuccessful.

I have finally found one I like it very much.I hope it meets with approval,I have kind of gone in blind.I have been reading up on past thread but i find it all a little confusing with all the different patterns and makers.

Any opinions would be much appreciated
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:10 AM   #2
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Nice smock I have one as well !
Great camouflage typical British

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Old 09-15-2019, 06:16 AM   #3
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Here’s my example
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:25 AM   #4
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Thanks chay much appreciated. Your smock looks great displayed really well too
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:33 AM   #5
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Cheers Dave,
All you need is a torso a beret and a stay bright cap badge!
The smock is the hardest to find and most expensive part,
Ps I don’t leave it on the window cill it just look great on a table out of direct sunlight

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Old 09-15-2019, 08:20 AM   #6
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Cheers Dave,
All you need is a torso a beret and a stay bright cap badge!
The smock is the hardest to find and most expensive part,
Ps I don’t leave it on the window cill it just look great on a table out of direct sunlight

Kind regards Chay
Chay and Dave, great smocks! You guys have very good eyes for nice items. Is either one named? Any known history?
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:29 AM   #7
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No information with mine and no badges either,
All I know is I found it locally in North Yorkshire

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Old 09-15-2019, 10:16 AM   #8
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Cheers Dave,
All you need is a torso a beret and a stay bright cap badge!
The smock is the hardest to find and most expensive part,
Ps I don’t leave it on the window cill it just look great on a table out of direct sunlight

Kind regards Chay
Chay I'm glad to hear you don't leave your smock in direct sun light.
I haven't decided if i wasnt to build a display or just find more smocks.

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Chay and Dave, great smocks! You guys have very good eyes for nice items. Is either one named? Any known history?
Hi Walter mine isn't named unfortunatly and no history came with it. I'm just glad to have been able to snap one up.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:22 AM   #9
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Here is a link to the one i missed on eBay i was beaten in the last few seconds
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vtg-...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Doing some research i found a image of Billy connelly as a young man in the 15th scottish parachute battalion
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:54 AM   #10
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Here is a link to the one i missed on eBay i was beaten in the last few seconds
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vtg-...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Doing some research i found a image of Billy connelly as a young man in the 15th scottish parachute battalion
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Great information and I just realised something!
My name is Chay which is short for Charles and I was named after Chay Blyth a Scottish paratrooper who most likely wore the same smock!

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Old 09-15-2019, 11:02 AM   #11
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A couple of photos of Chay Blyth the legendary paratrooper
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:34 AM   #12
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Great pictures chat name after a para legend even better.
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Thank you,
It just is a glimpse into mind of these tough men,
A point of interest I met a Scottish para retired and he told me about his first week in training where he encountered Chay Blyth and was ordered to lift a heavy table of which he said he had heavy end with other recruits and dropped it under the weight he said Chay kicked him very hard in the behind!

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Old 09-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #14
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"mine isn't named unfortunatly and no history came with it."


The history of your smock would relate to that of 10th Bn., The Parachute Regt., (V) after 1967.

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Thank you,
It just is a glimpse into mind of these tough men,
A point of interest I met a Scottish para retired and he told me about his first week in training where he encountered Chay Blyth and was ordered to lift a heavy table of which he said he had heavy end with other recruits and dropped it under the weight he said Chay kicked him very hard in the behind!

Kind regards Chay
I don't image many had it any easier during training
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"mine isn't named unfortunatly and no history came with it."


The history of your smock would relate to that of 10th Bn., The Parachute Regt., (V) after 1967.

Marc


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_B...chute_Regiment
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