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A2 Deck Jackets

Thomas Koehle

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as maybe someone already realized I'm a "Deck Jacket addict" and already gathered one and the other jacket in my collection

besides some N1 I also own some A2 Jackets - correct nomenclature is: Jacket Cold Weather Permeable

jackets are all in the same condition like I received it

"Seabees" Jacket in size "M" (equals 40 to 42) - the patch came with the jacket





"Higgy`s" Jacket in size "L" (equals 42 to 44) - don`t have a clou what the stencil on the back says - maybe someone can help out???





"SNEP FIT" Saudi Naval Expansion Program - seems the US supported the Scheichs in extending their fleet
also size "L"




"NSGA" - no clue about the meaning - found a lot of explanations on google like "Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algoritm" but that can`t fit - anyone any better translation???
ranks ain`t stenciled but look more like printed





I own at least 2 or 3 more of the jackets but currently no pictures at hand

will post more as soon as I find `em on my harddrive
 

B-Man2

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Nice looking collection!
I imagine the Seabee jackets are a little more difficult to find these days in any kind of nice condition,
 

falcon_ib

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Love your collection! Interesting to see the differences in stenciling. The Seabees patch is beautiful as well.
 

Cobblers161

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AE 21 looks to be USS Suribachi which was decomissioned in 1994.

I'll post some of mine up, I've 2 of the earlier Vietnam-era jackets with the thicker shell and straight edges on the pockets plus three of the later 80's versions. I sold two others last year but wish I'd held onto them.
One of them is a Seabee's which up until now I assumed was a fake as all there is to go on os a patch and a feint stencil on the back.

Keep posting the pics Thomas!
 

Cobblers161

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NSGA could be Naval Security Group Activity with L3 most likely a base, possibly Winter Harbour, Maine.

I've found some photos of patches but it's such a pain in the arse to post anything on this forum.
 
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Thomas Koehle

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NSGA could be Naval Security Group Activity with L3 most likely a base, possibly Winter Harbour, Maine.

I've found some photos of patches but it's such a pain in the arse to post anything on this forum.
THX for those details - will keep the pics comin` but like you just said posting pics here is a bit complicated ...
 
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