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    I picked up a really cracking condition WW2 British Kitbag at a car boot sale today, and was wondering if anybody could decipher one of the markings on the base.

    It is marked to P. Hurreel (800840) .. a nice lowish number to the Royal Artillery ..
    But on the carrying handle are the letters LFX.
    .. Does anybody know what the LFX stands for ??? (Maybe Life-Guards RA ??)

    Cheers

    Gary J.
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    Hi Gary,

    Interesting you say he was RA, as i always remember LFX as standing for 'Live Firing Exercise'. What do you think?

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Ned,
    Thanks for the reply ...
    .. I did pick up the "Live Fire Exercise" for "LFX" ... but probably the same as yourself, I couldn't see why they would mark up the kit bag for a "one off" ...

    As for numbers, ... I used the "bible" concerning the British Army in WW2 ...
    Brian L. Davis's "British Army Uniforms and Insignia of World War Two" ISBN 0-85368-609-2

    Page 274 Appendix 3 - Army Numbers ..

    __________________________________________________

    Royal Artillery :

    1) Field Branch
    2) Costal defence and Anti-Aircraft

    Numbers : 721,001 - 1,842,000

    __________________________________________________

    As said before Hurreel's number at 800840 is quite low ... even possibly slightly pre-WW2 ?

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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