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    Default Canadian Backpack and Medic Bag

    Hi guys,

    These are for sale at a local shop. They're cool pieces, the medic bag being marked and dated 1942. Is the 'medic bag' just a utility bag that has been marked for first aid? Was this a wartime modification?

    Thanks,
    Mo
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    I think its a Mk VII respirator bag.Standard Commonwealth early war kit.
    There are a few variations of the basic design.

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    There is an example in my local RSL clubs museum that was also used as a medic's bag.A useful general perpose bag.It's also the bag used by Indiana Jones in the movies
    The pack is 37 Pattern.The L straps appear to have been riveted on as opposed to slider clips which are the standard format for this pack.

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    This one is British build with Australian L straps.

    All the best mate
    Dave

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    Dave is correct.

    I would pass on these was they have been messed with.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Canadian Backpack and Medic Bag

    Sounds good, thanks guys! I will take your advice.

    They are $18 apiece, but I suppose I could find better.

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