How do i sort out 58 pattern webbing?

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  1. 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 :)
     
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  3. Crikey, Tropp. does that bring the memories back, or what!
     
  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

  5. Yeh but Tropper needs a bloody haircut....
     
  6. 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. You mean he's a BLOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Dunno, are you insinuating that Tropper is an old woman???
     
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  10. And getting jailed at 11 Sigs because the boot polish got on my combats.
     
  11. On my first tour in Britannia we had this gear
     

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  12. In reply to the original question:

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