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(@tommy9151)
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HOWEVER... Did some flout the rules and wear their collar badges on their battle dress?

Phoney war and BEF period it was not unusual to see RASC with collar dogs on BD. I have a photo of my fathers uncle dressed so.
Not seen it done by other units.

Thank you for the answer, sir. I appreciate it.

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King Arms M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun
AGM Sten Mk.II
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Posted : 12/06/2014 4:01 am
(@coatimundi)
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I know it's postwar but this seems the best place to ask; what uniforms (besides the "1950 Pattern" stuff) was worn in the Malayan Emergency? I've heard that a lot of ww2 era jungle green uniforms were used, but I'm not sure which ones would be most accurate for this period.

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Posted : 16/07/2014 12:36 am
Russe11
(@russe11)
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It would be P44 webbing and Jungle green shirt and trousers with a boonie style hat. Most pictures seem to be without webbing, just a belt, probably these are in less remote locations where minimal kit needs to be carried and everything is in armoured cars. You start seeing higher leg boots or Jungle boots in later photos and always it seems to be puttees rather than gaiters.
Weapons seem to be Stens for the Malayans and Owen guns for the British and Australian troops along with the Lee Enfield jungle carbine and some M1 carbines. Lots of Bren guns, but perhaps photographers just like to take pics of the guy carrying the biggest gun :)

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Posted : 17/07/2014 7:19 am
(@coatimundi)
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But specifically, which JG ww2 uniforms would have seen use early in the war 1948-50 before the pattern 50 stuff was issued?

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Posted : 17/07/2014 8:57 pm
Russe11
(@russe11)
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Jungle green battledress was issued late in WW2 and is basically the same as normal battledress but made out of aertex not wool. The guy on the left is the one you should go for, the guy on the right is an officer. The pic is meant to depict late war Burma uniform, the hat appears to have been replaced by a boonie style hat for Malaya. Earlier jungle greens would have been green dyed versions of Khaki drill.

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Posted : 18/07/2014 1:34 am
Iceman
(@iceman)
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Got a KD shirt from WPG, but no washing instructions. I don't usually wash my kit that much, but I think it has some factory stuff on it, and I have sensitive skin. Heard it can also help with the "new" look, along with letting it sit in the sun. Can someone enlighten a dummy how to wash it?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 15/05/2018 2:26 pm
 Jay7
(@jay7)
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I hand wash mine in cold water with soap flakes then let it drip dry,been ok for the last four years.




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Posted : 18/05/2018 8:55 pm
CHThree
(@chthree)
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Got a KD shirt from WPG, but no washing instructions. I don't usually wash my kit that much, but I think it has some factory stuff on it, and I have sensitive skin. Heard it can also help with the "new" look, along with letting it sit in the sun. Can someone enlighten a dummy how to wash it?

They were bashed on rocks by dhobi wallahs, machine washing will do it no harm.



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Posted : 22/05/2018 9:47 pm
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