Philippine Army 1st Special Forces Regiment (SFR-A) Tigerstripes Camouflage Uniform

Green Dominant Tigerstripes Camo Uniform of Philippine Army SF

Green-dominant Tigerstripes camouflage uniform of the Philippine Army 1st Special Forces Regiment – Airborne (SFR-A). An elite unit established in the 1960 by Fidel “Eddie” V. Ramos, its 1st Commanding officer who later became the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 – 1998. Similar to the United States “Green Berets”, among their many specializations, this Special Forces trains local citizens as militiamen in their area of operations and mobilizes them to defend themselves.

This SFR-A tigerstripes uniform is in lightweight 100% cotton material and fully badged. On its left arm sleeve are subdued “Special Forces”, “Ranger” and “Airborne” tabs and below them is the SFR-A cloth badge. On the right arm sleeve (unseen) is also a subdued Philippine Army Special Operations Command (PA SOCOM) Badge.  PA SOCOM is a single command responsible for maintaining various Special Forces units operating under the Army’s wing.

On this TS uniform upper right chest pockets is their primary SFR Qualification Pocket Badge (subdued) and on the left pocket, Scout Ranger Qualification Pocket Badge (subdued). It means that the operator also is a qualified Scout Ranger. Hence, indeed earned the right to wear a “Ranger” tab. Of course, an NCO Master Sergeant and an Infantry Occupational Specialty collar insignias in addition to the normal Philippine Army Branch Cloth Tab and Name Cloth. Just right above the name cloth is a qualified Philippine Basic Parachutist Jump Badge.  These parachute wings are awarded to those personnel who have successfully completed the rigorous parachutist qualification course as taught by the Philippine Special Forces Parachute Jump Instructors.

Philippine Army Special Operations Command Badge

Philippine Army 1st Special Forces Regiment-Airborne (SFR-A) Badge

Philippine Army Special Forces Sniper

This SFR-A tigerstripes camouflage uniform is also known as SOCOM Tiger and also, once adopted by Philippine Navy Special Warfare Group (SWAG) before they chose its  distinct Tigerstripes which was supplied by Sewingdale, Inc.. SWAG being the old name of the now Naval Special Warfare Group (NAVSOG). Therefore, I was not surprised at all on what I found along the brim of this SFR-A TS uniform, a continuous print markings that says: “PN SWAG Uniform”. Obviously, the supplier had it marked so, to indicate the correct Tigerstripes color and pattern that was also appropriate for the PN Naval Special Warfare requirement at that time or at least, supply fabric rolls to also cater to PN NSWG.

In reference to the same SFR-A Tigerstripes variety of the Philippine Naval Special Warfare Group. See photos below:

Philippine Navy SEAL Tigerstripes Uniform Brim Markings

Philippine SEAL donning this exact Tigerstripes Battle Dress Attire (BDA) of the Philippine Army SFR-A.

RP SEAL in Green Dominant Tigerstripes Camo Uniform

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11 Responses to “Philippine Army 1st Special Forces Regiment (SFR-A) Tigerstripes Camouflage Uniform”

  1. the philippines should have body armor to protect them

    • Agree…some units have them but not yet become standard to all branches..however, pls. note that our troops are fighting a guerilla warfare and I think body armors in a tropical jungle only tend to slow them and probably dehydrate them faster. Well, I am not the right authority to comment on this matter and/or if my opinion is correct.

  2. SWAG teams play rev­olves around getting in and out quickly and without being seen, gathering intelligence, destroying targets, and performing rescues, among other things. Very important their flexibility much better and learn themselves how to be extremely and dangerous warrior in any situation.

  3. Marc Le Brun Says:

    great army combat battle dress

  4. To become a member of the Special Forces is not an easy way, it involves sacrifices, patience, courage and dedication to duty. You can only be a member of the Special Forces after completing the rigorous SF training. I am also a proud member being a graduate of SF Class 37. The SFR are very lucky to have a brilliant and very kind officers like GEN DAGOY who was my officer in the 43rd IB and GEN SAN JUAN who my officer at G7, PA. I salute you sir. MSG EDELBERTO M SANTOS PA (RET), CSP/Operations Officer of Sentinel Integrated Services, Inc.

    • 2LT PERCIVAL D BALANCAR PA (RET) Says:

      Buddy Ed, you are very correct that it is not easy to become a member of the Special Forces…SFOC 66-92

  5. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some unique ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this website is something that’s wanted on the net, someone with just a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  6. REALLY ITS HARD TO BE A SPECIAL FORCES. . . . . . .IF YOU CANT COMPLETE THE COURSE. . . . . ITS ONE OF YOUR NIGHTMARES….. SFOC 51-89

  7. STEVEN CHUA Says:

    I would like to inquire the location of the Headquarter of the SPECIAL FORCES of the P A for me to supply them the TIGER STRIPE thank you

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