No9 DRESS COMBAT TROPICAL 1970-1991
Introduced in 1972 to replace the 1950 pattern Olive Green and Jungle Green Tropical uniforms.
Lightweight DPM Combats were known as "No 9 Dress Combat Tropical" This style of lightweight combats continued in
service until the mid 1990's.
JACKET COMBAT TROPICAL
The jacket designated "Jacket Combat Tropical", 8415-99-132-3806 early pattern, and 8415-99-132-5134 later pattern, was similar in cut to a shirt and has epaulettes fitted to the shoulders.
The shirt has a zipped front with a
button flap, and the sleeves have button cuffs. There is a large pocket on each breast, closed with a button-down flap,
and a first field dressing pocket on one sleeve. This uniform was normally worn with a DPM bush hat; out of the field,
regimental headdress was often worn.
HAT COMBAT TROPICAL (SHORT BRIM)
HAT COMBAT TROPICAL (WIDE BRIM)
The trousers, designated "Trousers Combat Tropical", had button down belt loops, one slash pocket on each hip, a rear pocket with buttoned flap, a cargo pocket on
each leg, and a fly with zip and button closure.