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spiers
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Webbing all blancoed, wasn't as messy as I expected. I've not gone OTT with the Blanco. Want it to look like its 'In Use' not ready for the parade ground etc.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/05/2013 10:32 pm
spiers
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Webbing reassembled and entrenching tool and groundsheet added. Straps tightened to the point of discomfort. Only a few bits left to get, beret, helmet, clasp knife and collect the boots I've got waiting for me.

Para scrim, shell dressing and lanyard on their way.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/05/2013 2:32 pm
Poacher
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Once its properly dry give it a light brush over if you used real blanco.

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Posted : 31/05/2013 3:21 pm
spiers
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It was the liquid stuff. Went on very nicely.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/05/2013 3:57 pm
spiers
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Anybody got any idea of 13th Battalion specific insignia. I've heard they wore a small black band on the epaulettes but is there anything else? Not an easy question to answer I know.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/05/2013 8:22 pm
Gadge
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Para battalion did wear epaulette bands at times.

Other than that nothing but rank and wings go on a denison.

Some of the units attacking on d-day painted geometric signs on the backs of their denisons as a 'friend/foe' recognition thing and so you could see your mates in the dark from behind but its rare, very unit specific and a good way of wrecking a denison.




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Posted : 01/06/2013 8:54 am
Poacher
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Some of 9th Battalion who assaulted the battery at Merville wore a skull and cross bones painted on their smocks, just above the left breast pocket usually.
The epaulette bands are easily represented with coloured bias binding.
Lanyards of the battalion colour were worn for some occasions.

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Posted : 01/06/2013 9:14 am
spiers
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As I thought. Thankyou.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/06/2013 9:59 am
spiers
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Shelling Dressing - Original - Check!
Clasp Knife Lanyard - Original - Check!
But where does it hang from and what pocket does your knife go in, if there's a particular one...

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Topic starter Posted : 04/06/2013 1:56 pm
Bazooka Joe
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Shelling Dressing - Original - Check!
Clasp Knife Lanyard - Original - Check!
But where does it hang from and what pocket does your knife go in, if there's a particular one...

It hangs round your waist, and if the lanyard is long enough the knife could go in your right pocket (if you're right handed). Mine dangles above the pocket though.

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Posted : 04/06/2013 2:03 pm
Gadge
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Its also an option to put the lanyard (in the field) through your epauletter look and then put the knife and lanyard in a top smock pocket but its not all that common.

The usual way is to have it round your waist, secured through one belt loop on one hip and it should as said fit in your pocket of hand just above it.

If you've got an 03 leather belt on your trousers with the leather fob and enfield clip type clasp you can clip it to that, it's what i do as it's loads more convenient.




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Posted : 05/06/2013 12:37 pm
spiers
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I am having real difficulty getting in touch with Pegasus Militaria. I have sent several emails about the MK2 Helmet but had no reply at all.

Any advice?

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Topic starter Posted : 10/06/2013 9:16 pm
Nurglitch
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Just call them. It's way faster.

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Posted : 10/06/2013 10:21 pm
spiers
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No telephone number is listed on the website.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2013 2:46 pm
Nurglitch
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Erm.... :)

http://pegasusmilitaria.com/contact.html

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Posted : 11/06/2013 3:00 pm
spiers
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No telephone number is listed on the website.

Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight!
General James M. Gavin

CRY HAVOC AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2013 3:01 pm
Nurglitch
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Maybe a case of some weird browser?

http://pegasusmilitaria.com/contact.html

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(Callers by appointment only)

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Posted : 11/06/2013 3:16 pm
spiers
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Ahhhh! How weird. That didn't come up on mine!

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2013 3:19 pm
Poacher
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Nor mine.
His site has a history of not being Mac friendly.

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Posted : 11/06/2013 4:16 pm
spiers
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That explains it. I'm looking at it on iPhone.

Either way, I don't understand why he isn't answering emails but I will ring tomorrow once I've confirmed that I've got the funds to buy one!

Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight!
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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2013 4:19 pm
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