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Unknown 1943 webbing pouch

Article about: Hello everyone, It is that time of the year again that I start searching for stuff from the past in my moving boxes. Yesterday I found this webbing item. Can anyone of you gents tell me what

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    Default Unknown 1943 webbing pouch

    Hello everyone,

    It is that time of the year again that I start searching for stuff from the past in my moving boxes.
    Yesterday I found this webbing item.
    Can anyone of you gents tell me what this pouch is for?

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    Marinus

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    I am thinking a compass ,

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    If its a compass pouch it should have a soft padded interior. I dont think it is.

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    Its a compass pouch,I have one the same with the compass in it

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    Fair enough. It does have differences to the standard 37 compass pouch though.

    I'm confused about the attachment fittings on the back, Is it a belt loop? How would it attach to a belt?

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    Here is the one i have , which looks to be post war but the same pattern
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    My understanding was they were for ammeters or something similar, the compass fitting is just a coincidence. A better and more padded compass pouch already existed as part of the 37 Patt set so why create something new that didn't work with the holster, binocular pouch etc? I will have a hunt in my reference books and see if I can find anything further though...

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    You may be right but i have seen this type of pouch used for the compass in a Royal Engineer store in the 1980s ,may be down to lack of the proper 58 patt pouch being available i dont know . I will dig my one out and see if i can try and read the text on the front to see if it helps

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    Thanks for the response everyone.
    I've uploaded an extra picture of the inside of the pouch.

    Marinus

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