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    Thanks Tony, is that a map case hanging down in front?

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    Good question Mike. A map case is a reasonable asumption. It doesn't appear to be made of the standard British cotton webbing. Here's another picture of a Polish paratrooper showing this same pouch.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    That paratroopers bike might be compact for transport, but its just not the real thing.
    By the expression on the face of the bloke holding it, you can see he thinks the same thing ;-)

    Thanks for showing the generals uniform. It looks great. I'll have to go visit the museum.
    I've been to the excellent museum in Krakow, but have yet to visit the Polish Army Museum in Warzaw.

    We should make a forum excursion!

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    That paratroopers bike might be compact for transport, but its just not the real thing.
    By the expression on the face of the bloke holding it, you can see he thinks the same thing ;-) . . .
    It’s actually a “Welbike” – a small motorcycle developed by the British Armed Forces during WW2. Some were used during Market Garden. Very cool little machines.

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    . . . We should make a forum excursion!
    Now there’s an idea

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    T.
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    Heheeeeh, you have to be a pretty tough para to ride a bike like that

    This one has a bit more .....panache


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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    It’s actually a “Welbike” – a small motorcycle developed by the British Armed Forces during WW2. Some were used during Market Garden. Very cool little machines.


    Now there’s an idea

    Regards,
    T.
    I'm picturing a bunch of touch looking paras on scooters in rush hour traffic...

    Back on topic - could the case around the paras neck be an air recognition panel for supply drops or air cover?

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    I'm picturing a bunch of touch looking paras on scooters in rush hour traffic...
    Each wearing a fez and driving in figure eights ... !

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    Back on topic - could the case around the paras neck be an air recognition panel for supply drops or air cover?
    It looks like there is a snap on the bottom half of the case keeping two halves closed or something to that effect.


    Yet another equipment question:

    What is this on his chest? I notice the bloke behind him has one as well.

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    Hi,

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    Yet another equipment question:

    What is this on his chest? I notice the bloke behind him has one as well.
    It's a british torch fitted on the belt.

    Regards,
    S.

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    Correct. I have one in my collection, "Lamp, Electric, No.1"

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thought so. Thanks.

    At an antiques show yesterday, I noticed a vintage torch, where you repeatedly pushed a lever to generate power.

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