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 Post subject: 44 Pattern Poncho
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 18:13 pm 
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Today I found what I believe is a 44 Pattern poncho

AF 0028 coded...

Can't find any info out there any reference anywhere?

Was not a bad day really missed 3 leather 37 pattern pouches but walked into a Windproof smock instead + jungle boots brown, bergen, leather bren pouches, lewis gun bits....

Quiet morning.... :wink:

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You have to post pic's Andrew :wink: .

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AF0028 is a 1944 pattern poncho.

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LAH 650 wrote:
Today I found what I believe is a 44 Pattern poncho

AF 0028 coded...

Can't find any info out there any reference anywhere?

Was not a bad day really missed 3 leather 37 pattern pouches but walked into a Windproof smock instead + jungle boots brown, bergen, leather bren pouches, lewis gun bits....

Quiet morning.... :wink:

Cheers

Andrew


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Here is the A6 Jungle Warfare Equipment page from the 1948 VAOS for AF0028. I have to mention, though, that this poncho, like the majority of S.C.C. 19 lightweight equipment, is technically not a part of Web Equipment, Pattern 1944.


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How close it is to the standard post-war green poncho? I assume a lighter material?


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My understanding is that the 44 pattern cape was a very different beast to the post war example, which was essentially a MkVII poncho/groundsheet in green (https://hatchfive.wordpress.com/2015/05 ... ed-poncho/) The only photographs I could find of the 44 pattern example come from a dealer's site:
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By the way, the VAOS book on Jungle Warfare Equipment looks very interesting- any idea if a full text copy is availoable anywhere?


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Mine is a similar material to the waterproof bags associated with the 44 pattern equipment, with the dark grey waterproof lining, but overall heavier duty material. I've seen post war dated examples that seem to be a different material though. The pattern is hoodless, with just a tubular drawstring collar, like the late W.W.2 Yank ponchos but usually with an internal pocket at chest level.

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