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Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?

Article about: Hello fellow contributors Nothing too exciting sorry I am in the process of setting up an Australian display for the Vietnam War era. I realise that Aussies used a lot of US gear in this per

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    Hello fellow contributors

    Nothing too exciting sorry

    I am in the process of setting up an Australian display for the Vietnam War era. I realise that Aussies used a lot of US gear in this period, but I am attempting to display all Australian made gear.

    This is an Australian made canteen cover, very similar to the US design, with brass pop studs and of course Alice clips. Initially I actually thought it was a US 1956 Pattern Canteen Cover; until I looked underside of the studs and viewed 'CARR FAST AUSTRALIA'!

    Hard to say with 98% faded markings but I would assume this cover would be perfect for the era.


    Best regards,
    Chris
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    Could be up to 1980 or so but the pattern was the same-has had the wire belt loop hanger removed at some stage.

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    Yeah mate it's Aussie made by Conlons and 1968 dated.

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    What other bits are you chasing mate? I might be able to help out

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    I moved this thread to the Western allies equipment section.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by AIF View Post
    Yeah mate it's Aussie made by Conlons and 1968 dated.
    Thankyou, very knowledgable! Then it's perfect for my display

    A big thank you to everyone for the help here; I feared a canteen cover would not get any attention

    p.s - Cheers Jerry! Appreciate this being moved to a more appropriate sub forum.
    Best regards,
    Chris

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

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    Quote by AIF View Post
    What other bits are you chasing mate? I might be able to help out
    Still short of belt and ammo pouches. I'm also after a Aussie SLR bayonet, bit suprised how pricey they are.
    Best regards,
    Chris

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

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    I should have a spare pair of SLR pouches here somewhere I will have a look for you when I get a chance.

    Try US fleabay there are always a few on there and a lot cheaper than you can get them in Australia.

    Cheers Luke.

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