Wozzit? Camo Question

#1
Saw this IWM photo showing Officers' Set '37 pattern webbing and curious to know what the mannequin is wearing?

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It looks somewhat like the USMC 'brown side out' camo, but I'd imagine it's British because of the webbing and the source of the photo.

Any ideas?
 
#2
It may be one of the experimental cam suits UOR'ed post D-Day for UK troops. The yanks did the same in their fight for the Bocage but binned it sharpish due to many blue on blues with nervous guys getting the cam confused with the prevalent boxhead camos worn by the Panzer Lehr blokes & SS.
 
#3
You should ask the IWM. I did some work there a while back and believe me they have cloth samples from Empire in the 19th Century; somebody will have the answer and they are very helpful.
 
#9
Could it be a French Indochina era combo?
Especially the USMC / UK combination reminds of the 'anything goes' outfits you see on photo's from that era.
 
#10
They should be mounted on the belt and the ammo and compass pouch mounted above on the straps.
Are you sure? I thought the Ammo pouch was designed for the pistol holster to hang from it.

The Pouch, ammunition, pistol, W.E. Patt. ‘37, was an exact replica of the Compass pocket, with the felt lining omitted. It was intended to carry 12 rounds of .38-in. ammunition and could be connected to the Case, pistol in the same way as the Case, binoculars and Pocket, compass were. The connected assembly was often worn with the Pouch hooked to the belt, the Pistol case hanging lower down.

Pattern 1937 Web Equipment
 
#12
It's not Septic fabric - the USMC stuff was heavily twilled so shows up strong vertical thread lines - you can just see it on the second photo.
 
#16
Whatever it is the web belt is being worn upside down ...the rear brasses face up, a common nig mistake.
No you are wrong. You are confusing the buckle for the water bottle with the buckle on the belt. If you look at the front you can see that the male is on the right. If it was upside down the male would be on the left. The shoulder strap goes through the belt buckle and then through the buckle on the water bottle.
 
#19
No you are wrong. You are confusing the buckle for the water bottle with the buckle on the belt. If you look at the front you can see that the male is on the right. If it was upside down the male would be on the left. The shoulder strap goes through the belt buckle and then through the buckle on the water bottle.

You are correct! my excuse is my eyes grow dim, I'm off now to sulk.
 
#20
Saw this IWM photo showing Officers' Set '37 pattern webbing and curious to know what the mannequin is wearing?

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It looks somewhat like the USMC 'brown side out' camo, but I'd imagine it's British because of the webbing and the source of the photo.

Any ideas?
Why not ask them IWM they might know.

The US marine stuff was a great idea but I believe made the wearer sweat like Billyo . Also used by some USA troops in the European theatre 44/45 don't remember if they were Marines or Army.
 

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