We've all heard the whinges: " This widget's been around since Pontius was a pilot", "Grandad told me about this" etc. What is the oldest bit of kit still on issue? My own bet is the Browning 9mm, basically the same shooter that did WW2. How about Binos No 2 Mark 3, as seen in all good war movies with Richard Todd in, followed closely by the Compass Prismatic? (Ice Cold In Alex) Slightly more up to date, I remember a Series 2 Landrover Amby going to Bosnia in 96 (No, not as a gate guardian for Split!), and I went to TELIC 1 with something that was a cross between Monty's caravan and a sand anchor, a 2 Ton Binner. Can anyone top that? Before anyone pipes up from behind the fug of pipe and cigar smoke in the RA Officers Mess, no, elderly watchkeepers don't count.