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Re: British kit questions

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Re: British kit questions

Postby Nurglitch » Wed May 08, 2013 9:30 am

So worn horizontally and above the entrenching tool? That works for me. I don't want another thing dangling from a sling and the mask bag should stabilize the entrenching tool. Thanks :)
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Poacher » Wed May 08, 2013 10:33 am

Stabilize the e-tool?
They dont move about. If they do you have them slung too low. Tighten up the e-tool pouch to the belt.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby MartinR » Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 am

Yes, I do the e-tool straps up as high as they'll go.

I wear the gas mask bag on its sling as opposed to the belt mount otherwise I'm worried my spare water bottle, pyros, camera, mixed fruit & nut and bars of chocolate would fall out :)

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Re: British kit questions

Postby Universal Gunner » Wed May 08, 2013 11:42 am

MartinR wrote:I wear the gas mask bag on its sling as opposed to the belt mount otherwise I'm worried my spare water bottle, pyros, camera, mixed fruit & nut and bars of chocolate would fall out :)


Same here, I even fashioned a rudimentary string closing internal cover because various items would fall out or be visible through the gaping hole that is the lid. I am sure it is perfect for holding a large gas mask but not so well designed for a collection of smaller heavier/denser items.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby dadio » Mon May 19, 2014 10:49 am

just a quick one ,i have a new MK V gas mask bag for the upcoming Copenhagen game and i was wondering how it should be worn. in picture's it is worn on the chest and seems to be partially held on by thin strap's possibly from the gas cape ? now i don't have a gas cape but the bag comes with a length of cord attached ,is this cord also used as a way of attaching the bag .my main reason for asking is that i have an RSI to my neck and the thought of hanging this forward via a strap around my neck is not a pleasant one so i was hoping that it was fixed to the webbing in some way .
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon May 19, 2014 11:13 am

Cord goes round the back through strap, all self supporting - this fab Cuneo painting shows:

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Re: British kit questions

Postby dadio » Mon May 19, 2014 10:51 pm

thank you my good man that all makes perfect sense now and does indeed keep the weight of my poor neck
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Yith » Fri May 23, 2014 12:32 pm

That's just one way of wearing it.

You can also wear it with the strap at it's shortest and the tie just round your back.

One method is for normal wear and the other is for when gas attack really is imminent.

I forget which is which and they do have names...
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Yith » Fri May 23, 2014 12:44 pm

For info on wearing the cape see here:
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Re: British kit questions

Postby dadio » Fri May 23, 2014 9:34 pm

i bet they all fervently thanked god that they never had to use them
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Re: British kit questions

Postby prideofengland » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:20 pm

For 'The Silencing of Merville' what would be an appropriate cap badge?
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:42 pm

Heh, I listed in the uniform requirements - any cap badge. No3 Commando were volunteers and retained their regimental badges. Attached is No 3 Commando, No 4 Troop just before D-Day.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby prideofengland » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:56 pm

Now you see what a thicky I am when it comes to British Kit :slap:

So as presumably the commando's were volunteeers from other regiments they could literally have any regimental badge?
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:59 pm

Yes, you can use any British Regiment that takes your fancy or you already have in your kit box.
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