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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Poacher » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:53 am

Tommy9151 wrote: 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.
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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby dieselmonkey » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:22 pm

Iceman wrote:I know the Sten MK IIS was used by commando and SAS, but what about the paras, or did they just use the MK V?


Unlikely they'd have used the Suppressed version, as they weren't really expected to operate in the same covert manner, as well as the fact the suppressed version had a reduced range and would only really work reliably in single-shot mode.
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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Russe11 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:51 pm

Lee Enfield slings- Were the leather ones still used? I may go for one anyway as they look cooler. Be nice to know though :)
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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Poacher » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:57 pm

The only leather slings I remember seeing on British front line rifles were some US Army type Garand slings used by a couple of snipers.
The issue sling was the web version.
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Postby Russe11 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:24 pm

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I believe that its called a Pattern 1914 sling and was essentially identical to the earlier sling on the MLE.
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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Tommy9151 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:01 am

Poacher wrote:
Tommy9151 wrote: 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.


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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Coatimundi » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:36 am

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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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Russe11 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:19 am

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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Postby Coatimundi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 pm

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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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Russe11 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:34 am

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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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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Iceman » Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 pm

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?
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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby Jay7 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:55 pm

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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Re: Quartermasters Stores - Your kit queries here.

Postby CHThree » Tue May 22, 2018 9:47 pm

Iceman wrote: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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