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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 13:06 pm 
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At the risk of having my head jumped up and down on repeatedly, im putting together a set of 1919 pattern webbing, and wondering how used they were say during dunkirk? Would like to put together a full set of pistol webbing with haversack, rucksack etc, but would like to know if it was all used at any paticular point in WW2?

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Place your head upon the ground and wait ...

I've never seen a complete set of 1919 webbing in use in WW2. However bits of it definitely were.

I have a set of 1919 webbing except for one piece, the cutlass frog, but I don't have a cutlass either. The sets are around but be prepared to either pay top dollar or get lucky.

I sometimes put the 1919 webbing set on and it's a real shame it didn't catch on. It's much better than the 37 pattern. I particularly the large pack/bergen - very useful.

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Im after a pack at the moment on a well known site, hopefully i shall aquir it, then all i need is the haversack and mess tin covers!

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hey, i'm in a reenacting unit and i representing a sailor in the rcn. i currently have a set of 37 white leggings. are they acurate for what was worn in the period? and if so, what would they be worn with them on parade, 1908 belt or 1937 belt. and what colour. HELP!!!!


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I'd suggest looking at the first post in this thread. It details it all.

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since i represent rcn commando w i am wondering about the uniform they would have worn under it. i've seen pictures of them landing in their blues with the high topped gaiters and 37 web gear. but i'm have also seen them on the beach in blue sweaters with web gear and in gunshirts with web gear but no gaiters. does anyone have any idea what is going on with this?


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since i represent rcn commando w i am wondering about the uniform they would have worn under it. i've seen pictures of them landing in their blues with the high topped gaiters and 37 web gear. but i'm have also seen them on the beach in blue sweaters with web gear and in gunshirts with web gear but no gaiters. does anyone have any idea what is going on with this?


It would most probably be Army BD. I don't know what pictures you're referring too? But, the blues and high gaiters sounds like photos taken during training. On a beach in combat, anything goes really. Blue jerseys, white fronts, Army shirts with/without webbing/gaiters. Also helmets or caps.

Have a look at the beginning of this thread to see the variations of webbing available and use google to search for RN commando images. RCN and RN commandos weren't that different in what they wore.

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Guess you've all been here ...
http://www.karkeeweb.com/1919main.html#1919

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I just finished my set a week ago by making up a set of haversack straps from an original mapcase strap and a couple of 3/4" brass rectangles from Military History Workshop. The 1901 pattern mess tin carrier is also from Military History Workshop, but all other pieces of the set are original.

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