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ATS special issue kit bag

Article about: Hiya, this item was introduced in 1944. Popular and very practical. The bag fastens up with a rope and a press stud flap. This is the first pattern. It was later improved by widening the ope

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    Hiya, this item was introduced in 1944.

    Popular and very practical. The bag fastens up with a rope and a press stud flap.

    This is the first pattern. It was later improved by widening the opening making it easier to pack/unpack. I will show the second pattern in the next post.

    This one forms part of named group of items in my collection to Private M Heatley, W/161123.

    Maker marked and dated 1944.

    Cheers, Lez
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    2nd pattern ATS kit bag. It is easy to see the bigger opening to this bag with the longer flaped covering.

    Named to "Leebody, R.S. W/401914".

    The bag is also now faintly stenciled in white "Singapore" to the outside of the bag.

    1944 dated.

    Cheers, Lez.
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    They look robust yet still feminine, excellent items to 'pack up your troubles in'

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Nick, glad you said that, as I actually use the second one illustrated

    Cheers, Lez.

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    Lez i'm starting to think you are a ATS horder you have so many great items thanks for showing them.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thanks Eric. Not done yet

    Cheers, Lez.

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    What did the ATS use as a kit bag before '44 Lez? I seem to recall seeing a smaller version of a man's kitbag?

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    Hiya, yes the men's style kitbag was used. I think I have one packed away?

    Cheers, Lez.

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