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Those and

The British Army Commanos, 1940 to 1945 Osprey Elites

The Para's 1940 to 1984 Osprey Elites

For King And Country, Volume 1, Clothing of The British Tommy in WW2 By Harlen Glen (Volume 2 weapons and equipment still hasnt been released)



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http://www.airbornerecce.com/dtroop/
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/
http://www.6th-airborne.org/index.html
http://www.normandy1944.info/index.html
http://www.britishsoldier.com/ronbio.htm#paybook
http://www.airbornemuseum.org/
http://www.marketgarden.com/2010/UK/frames.html
There are a few for starters. Not all exact or exhaustive but gives you an idea of the look. Baggy, grubby but proud.

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Also this one is out of print, expensive, but very good for British WW2 Airborne...

For King and Country: British Airborne Uniforms, Insignia and Equipment in World War II (Schiffer Military History Book) (Hardcover) by Glenn Harlan


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Here's a couple of books by David B. Gordon

Uniforms of the WWII Tommy - ISBN 1-57510-122-X
Equipment of the WWII Tommy - ISBN 1-57510-107-6

and here's a site that's got some very good pictures of p37 webbing layouts;

http://home.att.net/~g.wheeler/greenhow.htm




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A page with some pics from the books I mentioned above...

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3380


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A link to a guide to army sizes for british battledress:

http://thefedoralounge.com/showthread.p ... rmy+sizing

Battle Dress Blouse Sizes

Size Waist Breast Height

#1 32-33 32-33 5'3-5'4
#2 30-31 29-30 5'3-5'4
#3 31-32 33-36 5'3-5'4
#4 30-31 33-36 5'5-5'6
#5 31-32 36-37 5'5-5'6
#6 34-35 38-39 5'7-5'8
#7 32-34 35-36 5'7-5'8
#8 35-36 37-38 5'7-5'8
#9 37-38 39-40 5'7-5'8
#10 31-32 36-37 5'9-5'10
#11 33-34 38-39 5'9-5'10
#12 35-36 40-41 5'9-5'10
#13 33-34 38-39 5'11-6'0
#14 35-36 39-40 5'11-6'0
#15 37-38 42-43 5'11-6'0
#16 34-35 39-40 6'0-6'2
#17 37-38 43-44 6'0-6'2
#18 38-39 43-44 6'0-6'2
#19 35-36 40-41 5'5-5'6

Battle Dress Trouser Sizes

Size Waist Inseam Height

#1 32-33 28 5'3-5'4
#2 30-31 28 5'3-5'4
#3 31-32 30 5'3-5'4
#4 30-31 30 5'5-5'6
#5 31-32 30 5'5-5'6
#6 34-35 30 5'7-5'8
#7 32-34 30 5'7-5'8
#8 35-36 30 5'7-5'8
#9 37-38 30 5'7-5'8
#10 31-32 32 5'9-5'10
#11 33-34 32 5'9-5'10
#12 35-36 32 5'9-5'10
#13 33-34 32 5'11-6'0
#14 35-36 32 5'11-6'0
#15 37-38 32 5'11-6'0
#16 34-35 32 6'0-6'2
#17 37-38 32 6'0-6'2
#18 38-39 32 6'0-6'2
#19 35-36 30 5'5-5'6

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I've always liked the pics' in this thread: http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3352

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I've always liked the pics' in this thread: http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3352

In which case you want this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-War-11-To ... 24&sr=8-30

Which is where most of the pics can be found... plus loads of other ones...

I recommend it highly.

Note there is supposed to be a paperback version coming out soon.


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Useful airborne references .........

http://www.justordinarymen.org.uk/page_ ... 79625.html

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Payment by Paypal only > Cleared funds must be available when deal is agreed - no e-Cheques.
Possible Swaps/Parts-Exs (with regular forum members only) -
* British BD Trousers & Blouse, to fit 48"-50" chest, 40"+ waist, tall fitting/long leg
* British Gaiters/Anklets, not blanco'd, largest size available


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Web site pictorial guides to British impressions:

2nd South Staffords
http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/staffs.html

Hallamshire Battalion
http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/hallamshires.html


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Interesting reference to 37 pattern webbing.

http://server.microlite16.com/josephs-m ... AGE45.HTML

It covers quite a bit including officer's webbing, but I do think there are a couple of mistakes, mostly around the entrenching tool carrier stuff. I think he has it attached incorrectly to the rest of the webbing and the haft (late/post war type) is not very well put in.

Oh and the map case at the end isn't the economy version he mentions.

If you look around the rest of the site, there's some other interesting stuff.


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Interesting and quite thorough web site referencing the development of British webbing systems.
http://www.karkeeweb.com/1937main.html


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The only comprehensive website dedicated to Blanco - looking to be an interesting and developing resource.
http://www.blancoandwebbing.co.uk/


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Check out Brit no 2 Commando in the kit guide list.

Mod edit: linky http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/2commando.html


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Whilst searching for reference pics to (try to) mock-up a denim BD jacket, I found this web-site -

http://www.blitzandpeaces.co.uk/main.asp

Apologies if it's been posted before but I was amazed at the quantity and quality of pics on there :good:

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* British Gaiters/Anklets, not blanco'd, largest size available


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Yeah, they've got some really nice videos on there. Ignore/enjoy the music (which is primarily what they were created for) and enjoy quite a bit of colour footage of Brits!
I discovered the site when looking for original British Pillbox painted camoflague patterns, and the videos had some nice colour shots of camo'd pillboxes!

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