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Found a 1937 Pattern strap at a yard sale.
Not really sure what it's for though ...
Medic bag strap perhaps?
Difficult without specific dimensions, however, if you disconnect the longer thinner strap at the top the broader section looks similar to a strap that could be wrapped around field telephone/dems cable.
A complete guess though
Bren gun sling?????
What he said.
I'm pretty sure he is right.
Edited to add : I'm sure we had something like that in the Cadets c1970s.
Never having had one, this is a pure guess, but I suspect that it's off the small pack.
IIRC (from a chat with Puttees Senior about 40 years ago), the large pack that Roadster mentioned was supposed to be carried by the wider (and short) webbing straps (that were often removed before they were sold to schoolkids).
Then again, could it be one of the shoulder straps for the webbing?
Looks similar to a 37 pattern cross strap, so I expect it has a similar function.
The near end would attach to one of the buckles at the back of the belt. The far end would then attach to some specialist pouch replacing the ammo pouch. The buckle and strap near the centre would then attach to some part of the specialist equipment in the pouch.
Think you'll find it amongst this lot in the 37 pattern pics by the looks of things .....
looks like a webbing strap used to form the yoke, for want of a better descrption
How quaint, anyway I digress. The strap looks like the carrying strap from a signals satchel or similar specialist bag. It's not a cross strap from the standard webbing, although does look similar.
Any dates or maker marks on it?
Its the carrying strap of a field telephone, I think this strap was used for a number of other items as a sort of strap carrying GS, as it was also used on PCRC26 radios that we had
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