Kit date and ID

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  1. These three items are going on ebay

    Can anyone give me a rough date od issue for the cape ( if thats what it is ) and also date the webbing , I was thinking '38 pattern
     

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  2. Looks like 37 pattern webbing and a Home Guard cape.
     
  3. Forgot to say that the cape was introduced in late 1940.
     
  4. Though the small pack has the wrong straps (as usual).
     
  5. Thanks chaps , all now available on ebay
     
  6. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Hope it's all labelled SAS/SF/Para/RM.
     
  7. Actually no , although I had some 58 that I labelled "AGC RLC SAS and cadets" just for a giggle

    The description for the 58 webbnig I'm selling contains the disclaimer that I cannot say which regt used the webbing however it was last used by a local para det

    The local para det is in fact acf , para badged non the less
     
  8. Cape,Anti-Gas

     
  9. looking at the first picture.
    What did the neighbours say when you were recreating Abu Ghraib in your back garden? 8O
     
  10. Ssh !! I have a delivery of butchers hooks and leadshot filled hosepipe coming next week, only hope next doors don't notice I have tapped into their electricity supply for the electric shock generator
     
  11. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Doesn't the lad own any shoes ?
     
  12. More to the point, how long was it before the lad clicked that it wasn't a genuine Batman outfit?
     
  13. Don't think so, look here: http://www.pegasusmilitaria.com/page21.html
     
  14. Found this:

    "British Army green rubberised groundsheet which doubles as a cape. When not worn they are normally carried on the outside of the small pack under the two staps. Dated 1950's. "

    http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/products/BE016.jpg
     
  15. Yes indeed - the lad is wearing the predecessor to the poncho, known as the cape-groundsheet. The anti-gas cape was a very different beast. The ones I remember were cut just like the one in the illustration, but they were produced in a disruptive pattern camouflage. They were most unpleasant to wear as they were completely non-breathable. They were designed as a precaution against the liquid type of chemical agent.