Shirts:

Shirt 1

As used by FAPLA in Angola (See Shirt 2 and Trousers, below, for intact FAPLA tags like this one would have).  Item came out of South Africa.  Shirt has same cut as Elm Leaf pattern.

Shirt 2

Mint condition shirt. Also has FAPLA tags like Sample 2 but much tighter weave fabric.

Tags:

“Triumfo” tag indicates 1980’s production (source: https://cuba-militaria.org/hersteller/)

Washing instructions tag at bottom:

Cuffs:

Cuban originals tend to have a “flare” at the button ends of the epaulets and cuff adjustment flaps. This is also present in Shirt 1.

Trousers:

FAPLA tag indicates it is for Angola.  Similar weight and type of twill material as Shirt 1.

Tags:

Cuban original is cotton twill while Recce version on this page (Sample 3) is like SADF poplin.

Jackets:

Another type of jacket with only 2 lower patch pockets also existed (source: https://cuba-militaria.org/afrika/).

M1943 style Jacket

Padded liner, cut is very similar to US M1943 or M1951 style jacket. More information about Cuban Grey Lizard jackets: https://cuba-militaria.org/afrika/

SADF Recce Copy Fabric

One form of SADF Recce copy fabric, like SADF poplin.

Pattern Tile:

Made from Recce copy fabric.