Well it doesn't look like french camo or a french jacket/shirt, the pockets are not right and the shoulder rank slide should be longer. Don't know if it's protuguese, but it doesn't look french to me. BTW I saw a lot of french Indochina pictures and this one feels a bit more recent. My best guess would be a mercenary in Africa. Where did you find this ?
hi, he was a friend, who died in 1987, a freelance photographer. This picture was probably from that era or few years earlier, possibly 1985. Also the hat he's wearing looks a bit like a chapeau de brousse right? The shirt looks to me of the same cloth of which the TAP 47/54 tent triangles were made. As a matter or interest his name was Almerigo Grilz, he died on may 19th,1987 (see the week-end pix for another shot and a bit of a story)
yeah you might be right about the tent triangle cloth. about the Chapeau de Brousse i can only tell that it's not a french army issue, because the "stripes" on the top of the head should be vertical like this:
Yep, he was with the Karen in 1985 but in more recent times than Indochina. My reference to Indochina was only to try to define the camo pattern of the shirt. I think on the hat you're definitely right! Regards