Sample 1: Portuguese Style South Africa Production

Portuguese-style jacket as used by bushmen of 31 Battalion (?).  South Africa produced (source:


Sample 2: Rhodesian Production

“Police” version? Pile liner is like a vest.  Rhodesian production (source:


Label intact with 1969 date and Rhodesian manufacturer. 


Velcro closures on pockets.


Brown color is more reddish than South African Version, above.

Sample 3: Slant Pocket

Same reddish brown as Sample 2.  Exactly the same cut as later 2nd Pattern jacket


Slanted pockets with button closure.


Possibly Rhodesian produced like Sample 2 due to long, horizontal tag and velcro at cuffs.

Sample 4: Hat

Fabric is twill, different from poplin of jackets.

Color Balanced Swatches:

Brown on South African version (sample 1) is much less red than brown on the Rhodesian version (sample 2).