An Appeal for Help
The equipment shown in the patent drawing at left is Web Equipment, Royal Artillery. We are attempting to put a draft together, on this, the most complex Mills design ever. We have been fortunate to find a few pieces of the Pattern, but need far more, if the upload is not simply to be illustrated with crops from old photographs, or c.g.i.’d from other Patterns, even though M.E.Co. effectively did exactly that!
What items, dated from 1928 – 1937, might you readers have? We’re looking for:-
Huge Pouches, with integral supporting straps
Items like Patt. ’37, but dated too early
Belts like Patt. ’19, but with Patt. ’40 centre-section
Braces like Patt. ’40, but dated earlier than 1940
Haversacks of two sizes, with only brace buckles
Pouches & Cases with belt loops rather than “C” hooks”
30 rd Cartridge carriers
10 rd Cartridge pockets
In fact anything khaki & oddball within that date period.
Please let’s see your photographs and help us put together something better than the Army wrote at the time!
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