Collection: Canadian DPM Airborne CAMO

By the 1970s, airborne elements of the Canadian Forces were issued their own distinctive Canadian Airborne camouflage parachutist smock printed in a variation of the British DPM pattern. The Canadian DPM pattern differs from that of the original British design in that it employs an inverse ratio of green to brown, the Canadian version having larger areas of the latter. The majority of these smocks were produced by the Peerless Garments Ltd company, whose design is seen below. Interestingly, the Canadian Airborne smock was never intended to be worn as a combat garment, but instead as part of the garrison dress and as a working uniform worn during parachute jumps, etc. For field exercises and during deployments, Canadian airborne personnel wore the standard olive green uniform of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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