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Alan Hamilton

When I joined in 1970 we had 50’s style Battle Dress blouses to wear on parade with our kilts, gradually replaced by No2 dress Highland Tunics.  Most of the time we wore the lined Combat Kit in green with 37 Pattern webbing (at recruits training) then 58 pattern when we joined our units.  The green varied in shade depending upon use and washing, the 37 Ptn webbing was blancoed a mid green.  In the early to mid 70s we were issued with “Flower Power” DPM.  The DPM also faded fairly quickly with use and washing.