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mark7216 Jun 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

Hi,

can't find pictures of 1960's congolese army (ANC) paratroopers. What uniform did they use?

please help me!!!

Clifford16 Jun 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Get the osprey book "modern African wars 4" "the Congo 1960-2002. Great series. You can get it from osprey as a pdf, no waiting for your reference material.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

don;t remember them having Paratroopers…belgian paras were used in the Stanleyville rescue.Maybe they had troops called Para,,but your right never saw pictures of them…well i just looked it up ..yes they had independnt Para-commandoe units ..they wore US helmet liners and Belgian Para smocks…huh..found it in the Osprey book.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member16 Jun 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Female Congo Paratroopers – 1966:
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Congolese Paratroopers – 1960:
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mark7220 Jun 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

thanks to all of you!!!

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