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 Post subject: ww2 raf belt
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 20:53 pm 
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Hi I thinking about buying WW2 RAF Jacket Simplified jacket but it has no belt would it be hard to find a belt for it
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:27 am 
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Hi Barry, not too hard if your slim but be prepared to pay slightly over the odds for a longer one if you can find one!
Happy hunting chap ....

Or why dont you just wear a 37 Patt webbing belt, not wrong....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:30 am 
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Or have 2 smaller ones professionally joined together?


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Yes that may work if they are damaged / mothed but due to the difficulty in finding nice ones now i wouldn't personally mutate wartime items, is there any reasonably correct repros about that would do the job ?

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I dare say WPG or SOF - not sure how the colour matches up to a wartime tunic (badly no doubt!)


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Re the '37 pattern suggestion - see this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbVK6nblS8o&t=333s


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Good grief .. we were still issued them, and wore them too, when I joined in 1966 .. they were a pain to blanco up ... !!

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There are loads of the blue/grey ones out there which negates the need to blanco....
Barry, any luck finding a serge dress belt yet, what size you after chap ?

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Not sure I understand that .. are you saying they came in white and had to be colored ..??

We were issued RAF blue ones, they came in that color, but they were dirty ( and got dirty over time ) and so needed cleaning, hence my reference to blancoing .. there weren't any ready made polished ones available in the 1940's I think, (or 'staybright' buttons) .. !!

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Sorry Allen, think we got crossed wires....i thought you were relating to natural khaki coloured ones that you blancoed up with blue/grey, i was referring to the blue/grey dyed type that Barry could get away with wearing with sd tunic

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