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2011 Carboot finds Etc

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    now thats weird cos my great grandad fought at arras during ww1 god bit of history you got


    tom

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    Sunday 28th, found nothing yesterday, today though what appears to be some sort of sleeping bag, made with WW11 denison type material, several pockets on the inside, but not long enough to lie down in and also wings that appear to wrap aroung the occupant, as if in the sitting position (sniper possibly ?), I can find no marks/dates, is it some sort of home made item ?
    Also found 2x motorcycle military tool holders, and thats all.
    Regards Gary
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    Tool holders and a close up of the bag.
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    that does look weird but i suppose the average person during ww2 was a lot smaller than the average person today

    tom

  5. #75

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    It is indeed a WW2 sleeping bag for airborne troops. Not as common as they once were.

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    Theres a thread on those airborne bags in the allied/airborne section.Ive heard they are not so common as reenactors used to cut them up to make smocks..Nice find.

    *edit*Found it. British Airborne sleeping bag

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    Gentlemen, thankyou for the replies and especially the link,
    Regards Gary

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    Those belts are indeed RN issue, the white one being for wear in tropical uniform. They are generally considered to be money belts, the cash being stored in the purse-like compartment.

    Any chance of a close up picture of the Air Ministry dials you picked up with the Arras paperwork?

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    Close up of the gauges.
    Regards Gary
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    Monday 29th Aug, bank holiday here today, finds from the bootsale are, a piece of trench art along with a Queen Mary bullet pencil and 18pdr alloy topped fuse, some Falklands war Argentine mess tins and paper work regarding their origin from the P&O Canberra (while taking Argentine prisoners back to Peurto Madoyn), three torches and a 228 Squadron war diary. The trench art has a Turkish badge to the front and a "For service at the Front" badge to the rear (see photo close ups).
    Thats all till next weekend.
    Regards Gary
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