Tube of camouflage paste : SAS, Australia Force Vietnam

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number REL35019
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Cosmetic powder, Lead, Plastic
Maker Elizabeth Arden Sales Corporation
Place made United States of America: New York
Date made c 1966 - 1971
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Small black tube of camouflage paste with one end crimped and the other sealed with a black plastic screwtop. One side is labelled in grey ' #7 LOAM CAMOUFLAGE PASTE NO. 035 . MANUFACTURED BY ELIZABETH ARDEN SALES CORP, NEW YORK . NET WT 1/2 OZ.' The other side is labelled with application instructions and notes that the paste contains insect repellent. The tube is contained within a small plastic sleeve.

History / Summary

Tube of loam coloured face camouflage, identified by the Australian Special Air Service (SAS), Australian Force Vietnam, as being an ideal paste for their use. Originally sourced from American sources, where it was issued for use by US Navy Seals.