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Rucksack or Haversack + markings ?

Article about: Hi all, Am new to the site. Very informative, looking forward to going through it. In the mean time, I have come across my old - ex army - Rucksack (or is it a Haversack ?) Firstly: Whats th

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    Default Rucksack or Haversack + markings ?

    Hi all,
    Am new to the site. Very informative, looking forward to going through it.

    In the mean time, I have come across my old - ex army - Rucksack (or is it a Haversack ?)

    Firstly: Whats the difference ?

    Secondly: can anyone tell me what the marking indicate please (images later).

    Inside the top/lid:
    M&S ↑ 1844

    Outside the top/lid:
    PACK. ANCILLARIES
    20 M/M Mountings
    Mk 1


    Size (Empty):
    300w x 390h x 130deep mm

    Even though its 'old', it's not been used.

    Thank you for reading this.

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    Default Re: Rucksack or Haversack + markings ?

    It sounds British from the inside markings. I've never seen the outside markings before, but I've not seen all the bags they used. Can you post some pictures? That would help

    Welcome to the site, you'll learn a lot here, I did!
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Default Re: Rucksack or Haversack + markings ?

    Sounds interesting..Something to do with a 20mm cannon.M&S would be the maker of the bag, Marks and Spencer i believe.The date would be 1944.

    Pictures would be great.

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    Default Re: Rucksack or Haversack + markings ?

    Thanks guys,

    Most of us lads used a similar bag in the 50'60's for general use.
    As far as I recall, they were not the same as this one.

    I hope the images help you to help me.

    Is it a Rucksack, Haversack, or something else ?

    cheers to all readers

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