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Re: Allied kit

Postby scaleyback » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:10 pm

look at the smile on his face though.... he knew what he was doing :good: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Wladek » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:24 am

scaleyback wrote:look at the smile on his face though.... he knew what he was doing :good: :rofl: :rofl:


yup. Fantastic. :D
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Broadsword » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:39 am

What's the deal with the canvas looking shoulder patches that the guys in the BEF reenactment photos have on ? I haven't seen those before.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby HeadShot » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 am

They're paper gas brassards that changed colour when gas was detected.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Yith » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:46 am

Yanks had them at d-day as well.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby HeadShot » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:54 am

.....and they were dumped pretty much after that as it became clear that gas was not a threat.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Yith » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:56 am

yup. :good:
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Broadsword » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:22 pm

So not really an essential bit of kit then.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Yith » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:23 pm

indeed... but seen in most BEF pics.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Pete_59 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:38 pm

For those blanco addicts amongst us, there's a guy on the re-enactment forum selling pea green blanco, (suitable for early war, if you didn't already know), http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... 49&t=53252 also for those going RAF he's doing RAF blue/grey blanco http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... 49&t=53251 :good:
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Ah, that's long awaited! I shan't bother as I won't get one in time - meh, I'll probably only be wearing a belt anyway.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Ramsay00105 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:20 pm

I have some of the blanco on order, should be with me soon. First batch went quickly, he is making more but I do not know if will be available in time.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Ramsay00105 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:16 pm

Pucks arrived in post today.
They are wrapped in original style packaging.
They are pea green and crumbly and taste like Blanco.
Pucks have a pheon on them.
Might be weekend before a get a chance to try ot on my webbing though.
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Re: Allied kit

Postby Ramsay00105 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:48 pm

Got to try it results seem OK

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Re: Allied kit

Postby Yith » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:40 am

Yes, that looks pretty good.

I've got some on order as well. :)
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