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    Unfortunately that’s how he came. He’s a...

    Unfortunately that’s how he came. He’s a Hindsgaul mannequin so he’s very well made and I don’t really want to start cutting him up. I think it does give him a bit of character, better than the...
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    I haven’t updated this thread for a little while....

    I haven’t updated this thread for a little while. The only addition is a pair of issue spectacles.
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    A publication from Ceylon for the RAF called...

    A publication from Ceylon for the RAF called Airflow. It is about A5 size and contains stories, cartoons and quiz’s along with adverts. This edition is from August 1944
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    An unissued Australian 1944 dated beret. I have...

    An unissued Australian 1944 dated beret. I have shown a couple of images of what I think is the same type being worn.
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    And finally. Not British, however, our man has...

    And finally. Not British, however, our man has picked up a Japanese water bottle off of the battlefield
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    Not exactly ‘jungle’ related but a nice 1940...

    Not exactly ‘jungle’ related but a nice 1940 dated marching compass made by T.G. Co. Ltd which fits very nicely in the 1940 dated compass pouch.

    A bit of info from the online Compass museum
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    A small waterproof personal effects bag dated 1945

    A small waterproof personal effects bag dated 1945
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    1945 dated Warnorm ‘jungle’ socks

    1945 dated Warnorm ‘jungle’ socks
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    Not Jungle Greens, but the same theatre of war. ...

    Not Jungle Greens, but the same theatre of war. An RAF Flight Sergeant c.1945.
    I have had the bush shirt for some time, however, I have only just purchased the buttons and buckle to go with it....
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    I changed mannequins and have shown him with the...

    I changed mannequins and have shown him with the officers webbing equipment. The kukri has moved to the left side. He is armed with an Enfield revolver No.2 mark 1*
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    A 1943 dated machete in a 1942 dated leather...

    A 1943 dated machete in a 1942 dated leather scabbard. The machete is made by S&J kitchen Ltd and is in well used condition with a cracked grip. The leather scabbard is in poor condition, which is...
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    Our man has been captured by the Japanese. His...

    Our man has been captured by the Japanese. His uniform has fallen apart over time and all he is left with is his slouch hat and a loincloth
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    1943 dated Calcutta made binoculars and officers...

    1943 dated Calcutta made binoculars and officers accouterments included a .38 Enfield revolver
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    Unissued Indian made 1944 dated Jungle shorts. ...

    Unissued Indian made 1944 dated Jungle shorts. The shorts have buttons dated from 1934 to 1937. Shorts were not often worn in the front line in the jungle due to leaches and all other sorts of...
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    Not WW2 but immediately postwar 1946 dated book...

    Not WW2 but immediately postwar 1946 dated book on the campaign in Burma with a number of good images of British soldiers.
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    A 1945 dated lightweight jungle beret

    A 1945 dated lightweight jungle beret
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    A couple of allied produced Burmese propaganda...

    A couple of allied produced Burmese propaganda leaflets.
    SB/42 All Youth's Solemn Pledge (the one with the horse)
    SB/81 Unite for Final Victory!

    (For more info on propaganda leaflets:...
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    A 1939 dated kullah (turban cone). This is...

    A 1939 dated kullah (turban cone). This is unissued and quite a small size. Unfortunately the turbans (Pagri) themselves would appear to be very rare.
    I have also included the variety of ways in...
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    I got a few more ‘jungle’ things for Christmas. ...

    I got a few more ‘jungle’ things for Christmas. First up an Indian produced jack knife
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    A WW2 Kukri which was Issued to a soldier who was...

    A WW2 Kukri which was Issued to a soldier who was in the 26th Indian Bgde, in 1944. It’s a bit battered but still a very nice used knife. The blade is marked ‘M 43’, the scabbard is not marked...
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    Mosquito boots by John White dated 1945. These...

    Mosquito boots by John White dated 1945. These were commonly worn by pilots but were meant for ground use. There would have been a draw string at the top of the boots to pull them in and prevent...
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    What I assume to be a private purchase...

    What I assume to be a private purchase map/message case
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    Jungle pattern ‘housewife’

    Jungle pattern ‘housewife’
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    I dug out some other bits to put with the...

    I dug out some other bits to put with the mannequin. First up a British bandolier
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    A little purchase (£3.50). Unissued 1945 dated...

    A little purchase (£3.50). Unissued 1945 dated mosquito spats
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