A walting I will go - kit needed

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Maple, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. OK, let the slagathon commence!

    I'm looking for a KF Shirt - Shirt green excessively itchy, other ranks for the use of. I'm off to one of those 1950s events and plan as going as a squaddie from the era - only bloody thing I can't find is the shirt, 17 in collar - any ideas? I slung mine years ago
  2. bullfinch?
  3. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Recommend a caubeen, a bottle of 20yo Bushmills, a batman named Mulligan, and connections with the upper echelons ....

    ... and body armour. ;-)
  4. Naah, going for the 'fat knacker passed over RASC Cpl' look

    (note for cam_up, I was a fat knacker passed over RAF Cpl but 1950s crab gear is harder to get hold of)
  5. It's not a KF shirt you want, it's one of the earlier all wool jobs with pleated pockets. They were far less itchy than the semi-synthetic shirt KF and had proper tails so they stayed in. Lovely shirts, good luck finding one with a 17" collar - if you do will you get three for me?
  6. You may have more luck finding a WW2 US Army shirt (or a repro), they were supplied to the UK as part of the Lend-Lease agreement and many were still in use in the 50's.
  7. The things you didn't know you didn't know, thanks folks - I take it RASC wore dark blue beret?
  8. Yes, but pushed onto the back of the head to allow a quif of hair to fall over the forehead. And an untipped tab in the corner of your mouth.

    And a pencil-thin moustache.

    Or so I'm told.
  9. Shirt very itchy.. :wink: