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 Post subject: HBT's, and Poncho's
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:55 am 
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Hi Lads

Who sells the best repo dark HBT'S.

After the 'summer' we've had, where would you get a Poncho.

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Hi Rob,

Best to look around at the shows fella as it would appear that they vary from dealer to dealer and when they have batches in. I know Mark Patman At Motion Picture Props had some in stock and likewise Peter de Brabender.

Poncho's !! Strictly it should be a raincoat but a poncho for a tenner will do to keep the rain off, try Dennis Smith, I know he had a load.

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p.s like the avatar but that is a postwar scroll for info, not a dig mate juts letting you know.

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Hi Rob,
I think two of our lads bought the last two poncho's at Beltring for 35 quid. You can still find them if you look at ebay and other places. As Dave says you be better changing the scroll for a diamond as the scroll was late to post war. To be totally accurate you'd be better with a raincoat but I prefer the fact that you can just shove a Poncho over your entire kit if it rains.

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That's it Rob,

came in around December 44 through to the end of the war. Well done fella.

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Once again thanks for the help lad's.

Scroll now changed to diamond


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Errr, which pattern(s?) of raincoat is correct for ww2, and what sort of price would I be looking at paying for something that will still serve its intended purpose?

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John,

to answer your question there are still originals out there in your size and still plyable as well. WPG do a fair repro but we have seen a couple of thes ecome apart at the seams which the guys have had to reglue with contact adhesive ! One of our guys has bought one and Jerry is always very generous in his sizes but this is also like cardboard and he doesn't wear it because he can't move in it !!

Speak to the Bilko meister as he has a habit of finding the things !

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Thanks for the advice Dave, appreciate it! Will look into it when I can find the cash to spare :roll:

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Just to throw in a spanner....Sam Magee insists that he had a hooded poncho in the Aluetians...August 1943...In the Supercommandos there is a kit list for December 1943....A poncho is listed...This is a historical document, and would stand up in a court of law (?)...

I know, it is the Force, but then who else got them at this "early" stage?
U.S Marines?

I have NO photos of ponchos for August, but do for December (1943)...I was once shown a photo of a trooper in a hooded poncho by Steve Wild, listed as in the Alutians....

Ok, sorry guys....Had to throw that in... :lol:


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Hooded ponchos? I thought WWII US Army ponchos only had a drawstring closure at the neck, no hood. Could have been some Navy item, or maybe he meant a wet weather parka?


I just received a Life magazine, dated sept. 13th 1942, and in it is an article on the "deserted Kiska" etc...Lots of photos, some with troops wearing wet weather parkas...In the Supercommandos book, lots of the same...But no ponchos...Wish I could ask Steve for a copy of the photo he had....Defintately a hooded poncho in the Aluetians, but was it dated correctly?...dunno....Is a veteran mistaken, especially when he (almost violently) insited that he did have a hooded poncho?...dunno...


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Maybe it depends on what you classify as a poncho.... if it's a smock affair with a head hole to keep the rain off, then the wet weather parka could easily meet that criteria.... plus it has the hood in question.

It might just be all in the terminology...

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Maybe it depends on what you classify as a poncho.... if it's a smock affair with a head hole to keep the rain off, then the wet weather parka could easily meet that criteria.... plus it has the hood in question.

It might just be all in the terminology...

Cheers,
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I know wot yer saying Glen...And have thought that myself....However, and Bilko will testify to this, we laid out a hooded poncho on the ground at the Vic Show, and Sam insisted that was the one he had....I did have Steve Wild's email address, will look for it and email him....


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Erm my Lt will put me right on this but I picked up a British ww2 poncho - bloody great big triangular thing with buttons and collar - no hood tho - and very waterproof. Would the Rangers have maybe liberated one from a British colleague????(wouldnt wear it on parade Sir but great on stag on a wet night!!!)

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