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Why Blanco Webbing?

Article about: by Jerry B Yes indeed black was for tankers! Fab, James has a nice set of 1944 dated tankers overalls so the belt will match well. Just need to get a Tankers holster now and we might have a

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    Hi everyone, I picked up a pair of 37 Pattern Gaiters today and a 37 Pattern Belt and they appear to have been Blancoed. Was there any official guidance for this or was it a personal preference? Or was it a post war adaption. Ive done some research and the suggestions vary from being a sign they were used by special forces and then on the next site it says they were used by cadets? Bit of a difference!

    Any advice would be great

    Thanks

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    Good question! I look forward to seeing what info comes up here! I have never really researched it but wondered about the ins and outs of blancoed equipment. I do not think it was post war adaptation although maybe continued post war practice. I am sure they blancoed equipment during WW1. Cheers! Sean.

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    i found this website quite interesting but it didnt give me an answer Sixth Army Group :: View topic - British " Blanco" and its use on webbing equipment

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    As mentioned originally for this type of leather gear, then later on for webbing to match the colours and make it look "smart".
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Interesting, and i can understand protecting and cleaning the webbing. But im more puzzled at why they would change the colour of it as the pieces i have are done with a black Blanco.

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    Hey edelweiss Wikipedia says "Other colours included black (used by Royal Armoured Corps and rifle regiments per regimental custom)" I am sure I have read that before as well that certain regiments would use other colors for dress ceremonial purposes. Cheers! Sean.

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    Blanco and Bull Try here Vicky!

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    Cheers guys! You've been as helpful as always!

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    Yes indeed black was for tankers!
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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