Trousers in DPDU fabric : Special Air Services Regiment

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Accession Number REL30512.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton, Nylon, Plastic
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 2002
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-
Description

Trousers in Mark I yellow based Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform (DPDU) pattern fabric. The trousers have khaki plastic buttons and a zippered fly closure. The knees are reinforced with a second layer of fabric, pleated to allow easier bending, and the ankles have holes for an adjustable elastic cord to be threaded through. This cord has been removed. The trousers have a slash pocket on each hip and a single rear patch pocket on the right side secured by an exposed button. On each thigh is a pleated expanding pocket with a two button closure concealed under flaps. The waistband fastens above the zip with a button and is adjustable by fabric tabs and a pair of buttons at each hip. There are five large button-down belt loops on the waistband, but the loop at the rear centre has had its button removed and has been stitched in place, presumably for the comfort of the wearer when carrying the field pack and full web equipment. A hole in the seat of the trousers has been repaired with a piece of matching fabric. A green fabric label sewn to the lining of the right hand waist pocket has been completely erased, but the owner's name is written in black felt pen inside the rear waistband, and his service number inside the flap of the left hand thigh pocket.

History / Summary

Worn by an Australian Special Air Services (SAS) Regiment trooper in Afghanistan, 2002.