Hi chaps, long time no post, thought I would return with one with a monster of a title, again on the subject of body armour. I had always understood that the relatively limited issue of the standardised M-1952A armour vest in Korea was limited to US troops but I recently turned up this photo which I had previously missed in an Osprey publication on the Korean War. Both the KATCOM and British soldiers, centre and right seem to be wearing M-1952A vests.
Can anyone shed any further light on issue to non-US troops during the conflict in Korea? I am particularly interested in their issue to the Commonwealth Division.
I was also hoping someone would be able to enlighten me as I am hoping to find suitable laces and the correct method of lacing (if there is one) to replace the para-cord I initially used to substitute for the missing laces on my own M-1952A vest. Pictures to follow tomorrow for interest's sake!