How do i sort out 58 pattern webbing?

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  1. CDT gruntfuttock

    CDT gruntfuttock Old-Salt

    Hi. Just had my webbing for cadets issued and got the bits together, one razorblade in the candyfloss though. Its british 58 pattern I think, some kind of heavy canvas with metal clips and stuff, and I have NO idea how to assemble it. Any hints?
    Cheers :)
  2. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

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  3. Arters

    Arters LE

    Crikey, Tropp. does that bring the memories back, or what!
  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

  5. jagman

    jagman LE

    Yeh but Tropper needs a bloody haircut....
  6. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    shit I remember getting 38 pattern in JLR RAC

    And having to boot polish it black
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  7. Get the belt properly adjusted first - should go over your waist on '58, make sure it's nice and snug. Make sure that the loops are on the bottom.

    Put the ammo pouches on so that they're part in front, part to the side of your body (so that when you go prone, you don't have a magazine/gentleman vegetable interface).

    Put the yoke on, so that it holds the belt up.

    Bugger around putting all the other stuff on.
  8. Arters

    Arters LE

    You mean he's a BLOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. jagman

    jagman LE

    Dunno, are you insinuating that Tropper is an old woman???
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  10. blocksweat

    blocksweat Old-Salt

    And getting jailed at 11 Sigs because the boot polish got on my combats.
  11. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    On my first tour in Britannia we had this gear

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  12. Zoot

    Zoot Old-Salt

    In reply to the original question:

    Half a pint of petrol and a match.
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  13. smudge67er

    smudge67er Crow

    That's exactly what I was going o say
  14. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    ammo pouches round to the sides so you can lie flat and zip tie the pouches on
  15. exbleep

    exbleep LE

    I think you mean '37 pattern. I was still wearing that at the end of the 70s
    And we had to blanco ours in a light green colour