I believe the attached is a British issue leather bandolier. I've seen them in pictures used by cavalry in WW1 and possibly between the wars in India on the frontier. This came with a collection of other items that is associated with a member of the Royal Signals. Would you expect this type of equipment to be issued to a signaller early in WW2? The only scenario i can see is for a D.R. Were D.R's drawn from the Signals or did each unit supply its own?