Ridiculous old official names for kit

#1
Just wondering if anyone can beat "Straps, parachutists for the use of", and "Rifle, .303", Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield" for long winded and contorted kit names???
 
#4
C*ck, Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant's, Wife, Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant's, for the use of ?

Not sure of the NATO number for this item though..
 
#6
Buttons Insignia Brass, 19** 30Ligne, Eyelet Shank, *

* - insert Corps, Regt

** insert year
 
#7
sandy_boots said:
Where did you get "Straps, parachutists for the use of" from?
'Carrying Straps, personal equipment, parachutist' (CSPEP) were just coming in when I learned to parachute, replacing something with an even snappier designation that I can't remember now.
 
#8
Vasco said:
sandy_boots said:
Where did you get "Straps, parachutists for the use of" from?
'Carrying Straps, personal equipment, parachutist' (CSPEP) were just coming in when I learned to parachute, replacing something with an even snappier designation that I can't remember now.
Complete Schedule,Parachutist Equipment Pack(or so the label on the kit says)
 
#9
There's a bit of the rarden called:

The ram catch cam release cam catch.

or something like that anyway - it's been a while......

I'm sure a helpful IG can help us out.
 
#10
Dog Officer's 1 (labrador)

Forks (garden)
Forks (kitchen) next to each other in the inventory
 
#11
Strap utility - when I returned from a Fd Hosp ex I was pursued by one of the QMs Cpls with all sorts of threats of bills unless I returned the above item, with which I had apparently been issued 2. I had no idea what it was - turned out to be a bungee!

Forceps, bone-holding
Forceps, bone-crushing
Saw, amputation (folding)
All of which were part of Medical Equipment Set, Motor Ambulance & Marine Craft (RAF), Box no 2., which were still in use up to the late 70s.
 
#12
galgenberg said:
Vasco said:
sandy_boots said:
Where did you get "Straps, parachutists for the use of" from?
'Carrying Straps, personal equipment, parachutist' (CSPEP) were just coming in when I learned to parachute, replacing something with an even snappier designation that I can't remember now.
Complete Schedule,Parachutist Equipment Pack(or so the label on the kit says)
I thought my version was too simple to be true.

And LostBoss has put me in mind of the part on the Bren called the barrel locking nut retainer plunger, which I think is pretty good.
 
#13
LostBoss said:
There's a bit of the rarden called:

The ram catch cam release cam catch.

or something like that anyway - it's been a while......

I'm sure a helpful IG can help us out.
Otherwise known as the bit that makes you go OH F*CK,ME FECKING FINGERSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :cry:
 

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#14
galgenberg said:
LostBoss said:
There's a bit of the rarden called:

The ram catch cam release cam catch.

or something like that anyway - it's been a while......

I'm sure a helpful IG can help us out.
Otherwise known as the bit that makes you go OH F*CK,ME FECKING FINGERSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :cry:
Ahh rammer rash the mark of an armoured recce man!
 
#16
Not sure about the designation but what about the driving point in the camouflet set?

It was a starred item :roll:
 
#17
ViroBono said:
Strap utility - when I returned from a Fd Hosp ex I was pursued by one of the QMs Cpls with all sorts of threats of bills unless I returned the above item, with which I had apparently been issued 2. I had no idea what it was - turned out to be a bungee!
No, VB. The strap utility is a small useless strap about 2 ft long with buckles. Seems like the store cpls didn't know themselves. BTW, i'm not stores by trade just sad and need to get out more.

:)
 

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#18
army_of_1 said:
ViroBono said:
Strap utility - when I returned from a Fd Hosp ex I was pursued by one of the QMs Cpls with all sorts of threats of bills unless I returned the above item, with which I had apparently been issued 2. I had no idea what it was - turned out to be a bungee!
No, VB. The strap utility is a small useless strap about 2 ft long with buckles. Seems like the store cpls didn't know themselves. BTW, i'm not stores by trade just sad and need to get out more.

:)
Those little green utility straps to hold your kidney pouches onto your bum roll. I always seemed to have 10 and they were never enough. We could get the bungees from the recce pln stores in the 80s as straps load vehicle CVR(W)..
 

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#19
Macedoine (mixed veg)

Cheese processed

Puding fruit filled (Xmas cake)

Biscuits AB

Most of the compo descriptions were odd - ORP is a bit better - discuss...
 

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