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This is a RAF officers visor cap, which differs from post-war examples by not having the beading around the crown of the cap.The cap is in excellent condition with the tailors name on the sweatband.
The general service beret was first introduced in September 1943 as a wartime measure to replace the G.S. side cap. When the G.S. beret was first introduced it was dubbed 'Cap Ridiculous", as it was not a popular item. However it was for universal wear and the troops got used to it. This example is in good condition is approximately a size 7.
This is a unissued example of a British army officers haversack sometimes referred too as the Valise bag. The actual bag is maker marked 'MECo" for Mill Equipment company and dated 1940. The shoulder strap is also maker marked "MECo", and dated 1941.
This is a MKIV water bottle with its felt cover and mid-war carrier. The water bottle is in good condition, however the felt cover stitching at both ends has started to come apart. The carrier is maker marked "MECo" for Mills Equipment Company and dated 1943.
This is a 37 pattern bayonet, which is not dated or maker marked.
This is a unissued sten gun sling which is maker marked "MECo" for Mills Equipment Company and dated 1943.
A set of 37 patter cross-straps, which have very faint makers stamps and what looks like an extremely faint 1941 or 1944 date.
A set of 37 pattern cross-straps, which have a faint makers stamp "MECo" for Mills Equipment Company and a 1941 date. One of the straps has the original owners name and number.
A set of blancoed 37 pattern brace attachments which allowed the cross-straps to be attached to the belt without the need to wear ammunition pouhces.
A set of unissued 37 pattern brace attachments which allowed the cross-straps to be attached to the belt without the need to wear the ammunition pouches. The brace attachments are maker marked Z.L.&T.LTD and dated 1943.
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