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Article about: Just thought I would share my collection of Australian Blankets. They have all been picked up locally here in the UK and are all in great condition,testament to the quality of the wool. I ha

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    Just thought I would share my collection of Australian Blankets. They have all been picked up locally here in the UK and are all in great condition,testament to the quality of the wool. I have not specifically chosen Australian blankets to collect but that is all I find. They go nicely with my Commonwealth Ambulance Jeep though

    Interesting that the Challenge Woollen Mills does not have a manufacturer number.
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    I've never seen even one of these for sale! Nice blankets.

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    Nice lot, I don't see these often down here. Here's one I have, Victorian made.
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    Certain things like Australian Puttees and Blankets have been on the market in the UK for a long time. Quite if they were imported more recently or a warehouse has been cleared some where I do not know but probably the latter.

    I always check any period looking blankets for dates whenever I stay at army camps but never found a war-time dated example. The pattern is now leaving army service so unlikely to find any.

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    Nice blankets. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    The Challenge blanket was probably made very early 1942 just before the code system came in.
    I need to remember where I put mine.

    Oz.

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    These are really nice thick wool blankets and still good for a cold night today, they use to turn up in abundance at the QLD gun shows.
    Morris

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    My Australian Forces hospital blanket. You don't see many of these.

    Oz.


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    Some great examples here. These are not easy to find.
    My blanket is unfortunately missing its tag so I can't be sure of age.
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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    My Australian Forces hospital blanket. You don't see many of these.

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    This one is a nice RAAF one

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