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Author:  obt48 [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 19:18 pm ]
Post subject:  RAF kitbags

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between RAF kitbags with one blue stripe around them and those with two?

Author:  Ox_Bucks_44 [ Fri Sep 29, 2017 20:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RAF kitbags

I've got an original kit list somewhere that I need to dig out...it's a hand written sheet with items per kit bag labelled '1 stripe' and '2 stripes' - if I remember rightly the bag with one stripe had more of the everyday items in it and the one with two was things like a pull over/jumper and spare underwear. Hope this helps.

Author:  obt48 [ Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RAF kitbags

Thanks for that. If you do find the list I would be interested to know more detail. It has been suggested that the two-stripes was for overseas, but I'm not convinced. I have one that looks as though the second stripe has been added, because it is a slightly different colour.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RAF kitbags

This may be of interest ... https://hatchfive.wordpress.com/2017/05 ... f-kit-bag/ ...

I have to say though, given the example in the link is dated 1967, that when I joined in 1966 I was issued an all blue one of a totally different design and don't ever recall seeing the white ones, even when I was posted to Singapore in 1968.

Also it is perhaps interesting to note in the link that the wartime ones were it seems bigger ..??

Author:  Ox_Bucks_44 [ Sat Sep 30, 2017 21:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RAF kitbags

obt48 wrote:
Thanks for that. If you do find the list I would be interested to know more detail. It has been suggested that the two-stripes was for overseas, but I'm not convinced. I have one that looks as though the second stripe has been added, because it is a slightly different colour.


I'll dig it out tomorrow Owen. I know where it is just a matter of venturing into the loft to get it! :)

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