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Co-operative Republic of Guyana

The South American nation of Guyana is officially named the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Originally settled by the Dutch in 1616, Great Britain assumed control of three separate contiguous colonies in 1831 and named them British Guiana. The agricultural economy of this era was largely supported by African slaves and indentured laborers from Europe and Asia, the descendants of whom make up a significant portion of the population in Guyana today. The nation became independent from Britain in 1966, but remains a member of the British Commonwealth.

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) consists of the Ground Forces, Coast Guard and a small Air Corps.

  • The standard camouflage uniform of the GDF Ground Forces and Coast Guard is a green tiger stripe pattern, introduced in the 1990s.