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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 15:11 pm 
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The REME Museum needs help identifying this item. Carried by an Airborne REME soldier in 1944, but no-one seems to know what it is.
Don't ask for more details - the pic is all I've got.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:43 am 
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laboisselle wrote:
The REME Museum needs help identifying this item. Carried by an Airborne REME soldier in 1944, but no-one seems to know what it is.
Don't ask for more details - the pic is all I've got.
Any thoughts...?


I'm no engineer, but I had a quick search and found two images that show what might be similar (circled). Although the museum one appears to be missing it's wooden spindle, if it is the same thing.

Again I'm not sure what it is, there's a remote chance that it might be det cord of some description. I only base that on the content of the pictures.

Happy to be corrected by someone more knowledgeable.

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I'd suggest if the museum wants help identifying something then they should release more than just one picture?
Animal vegetable or mineral would be a start.

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detonation cord?


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Pegasus44 wrote:
I'm no engineer, but I had a quick search and found two images that show what might be similar (circled).


HQsignals wrote:
detonation cord?


Doesn't look like any form of det' cord I've seen - certainly not yellow rectangular profile flat stuff, and not really be allowable for a member of the REME to hold on to it! They're meant to repair things anyway - not blow htings up :wink:
As posted in the other version of this thread (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=91754&p=996287&hilit=reme#p996287), it looks to me very much like rattan strip, for repairing wicker panniers.


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