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Time to get some posts to this thread on october ;)

I like these alot but i think im going to sell/trades these because i dont have matching jacket.

 

Note modification to make waist more bigger using different tiger pattern

 

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These Tigerstripe threads are awesome. I finally completed the whole 2 threads. I remember seeing that issue of Gung Ho with the Tigerstipe article when it came out! That is great someone else had it and posted.....i didnt think anyone else would remember. If anyone has ...or can get an extra copy of the Armourer mag that had the tigerstripe article by Fisher and Locke let me know please.I would like like to get a copy of that issue, I must have missed that one.

Now for you guys who are around my age (early 40s) and grew up on rock/punk/and metal from the late 70s thru the 80s I am a little dissappointed the best you could do is to toss up some pics of The Clash. The album was Combat Rock it was a given that they wore all the camo and such! I was never a Who fan but I remember in the original Emminence Front video release Roger Daltrey was wearing some sort of customized Tigerstrp jacket in blue or dyed blue. But the ultimate Tigerstripe in rock video was Pat Benetars original video release for Promises in The Dark. I dont have any pics to post but you may be able to find it somewhere on line.Maybe YouTube.

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This is my first post since joining this week. I recently got this PRU patched late war tiger on a heavy weight fabric named to a Dickson. I gather he was an Advisor or a CIA operative with the Provincial Reconnaissance Unit. I'm thinking an Advisor as it's a really small sized shirt for an American. I know late war they were actively recruiting shorter gents as not to stand out when with ARVN troops.

I was wondering what the TST stands for or if anyone knows anything about this Dickson fellow?

I haven't been able to find any info on TST attached to PRU or with any reference to the Vietnam War.

 

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I remember a while back on the first Tigerstripe thread a member posted a pisc of an unusual vertical Tigerstripe trouser. Someone then posted a pic of a slant pocket jungle jacket style in the same tiger named to a USAF Capt. Unfortunately the discussion didn't pay much attention to it as the pic also had an amazing USAF John Wayne Tigerstripe flight suit that stole the show. One member thought that perhaps the pattern in question maybe Thai or Filipino and another thought ROK.

I'd have to agree with the assumption that it is South Korean made. The construction is like that of other ROK camouflage pieces that I have. Plus as mentioned in the original discussion the use of ROK HBT Frog Skin camo fabric for the button fly facing. The construction of the set that I have shown here are made without the use of many different specialized machines as you would see on military issue clothing

of the period. No bar tacking, Flat feld chain stitching or Keyhole button holes. Most likely this set was made in a small factory or by a local tailor. Also a point of interest being that the buttons on this garment and on the PRU tiger I previously posted are the same. Shaved edge, four hole discus shape but with a raised center back. The one one the left is the late war, one one the right the Vert in question. Were both of these made in Korea? Did the Koreans manufacture Tigerstripe uniforms during the war? Perhaps the buttons were made in Korea or Japan and it just so happens that they were purchased and used by both of these respective factories/makers were ever they may have been in Asia? Does anyone have any info on this unusual pattern? Does any one have any pics or ever recall seeing this pattern being worn? If so when and by who? Nam or post? I can't find any clear pics of ROK troops in tigers let alone this vert pattern. Thoughts?

Cheers,

Matt

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Last post of the night. A nice Late War Tigerstripe on mid weight fabric size M named to what I assume is a Brown Water Navy Petty Officer by the name of Hoffman. The tapes and rate are in-country made. The rate has velvet hooks. Any interesting PO Hoffmans come up on the USN RVN Radar?

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TST is the vietnamese abreviation,, Tham Sat Thinh

 

This is my first post since joining this week. I recently got this PRU patched late war tiger on a heavy weight fabric named to a Dickson. I gather he was an Advisor or a CIA operative with the Provincial Reconnaissance Unit. I'm thinking an Advisor as it's a really small sized shirt for an American. I know late war they were actively recruiting shorter gents as not to stand out when with ARVN troops.

I was wondering what the TST stands for or if anyone knows anything about this Dickson fellow?

I haven't been able to find any info on TST attached to PRU or with any reference to the Vietnam War.

 

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Ok cool. But what does that translate to? Was this another branch of the PRU?

It doesn't translate to anything close to PRU in Vietnamese. Any further info on what TST was and what these guys did, would be appreciated.

Cheers.

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yes its the vietnamese abreviation for PRU,

 

cheers

 

HCMT

 

Hi Hochimintrail, I found a exert from a book stating that it does indeed stand for PRU.

Thanks for the help.

Cheers.

 

looking for Vietnamese CSDC/NPFF wartime color slides to finish a publication

looking for Khmer FANK militaria


 

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I don't know why I doesn't take you directly to to page from the link but it's under heading......

 

Volume 51, number 2.

 

The Tay Ninh Provincial Reconnaissance Unit and Its Role in the Phoenix Program, 1969-70

 

Colonel Andrew R. Finlayson, USMC (Ret.)

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Thanks Mike Force.

Hey have you ever encountere or seen that vertical Tiger pattern that I posted anywhere before?

I believe it's Korean made. Any info would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Klaxon

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