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ATS issue stockings & suspender belt

Article about: Hiya Lads, don't get too hot under the collar looking at these Here are the ATS issue stockings. These are the nice quality ones. These are "fully fashioned". Maker marked and date

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    I love all these old stars!

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    ... and of course Sid James !
    hyagh hyagh hyagh (his laugh, supposedly)

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    hyagh hyagh hyagh (his laugh, supposedly)
    I can hear it now

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Belt, Sanitary, ATS.

    Not maker marked. According to the ATS scale of issue, two issued per woman. Described as "White double lightweight cotton fabric, later interlined with swansdown."
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    LOL, "belt, stopper, conversation"

    I for one have never seen one of these before, the things you girls did for king and country.

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    Blimey , my wifes got one of those, only its made of metal with a keyhole and she said she had swallowed the key, i think she's trying to tell me something, either that or shes trying a Houdini

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    Ignorance is perhaps bliss when it comes to things like this LOL

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    Here we have the ATS issue "Socks, Ankle". Faintly dated 1945. Shown in full in the bottom left pic.

    There was also a version in the heavy woolen liesle material.

    I have also shown the WRAC version, once again no difference between these and the wartime ATS pair. Much early WRAC pattern kit was the same as wartime.

    Cheers, Lez.
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    Well lads that concludes all you are going to see of my underwear today

    What I would really like to add to my collection:

    "Brassiere, ATS" : Peach coloured and the same item was also issued to the WAAF's. Only made up to 38 inch bust.

    "Brassiere, tropical, ATS" : Lightweight ballon fabric: cotton, white.

    "Corselettes, ATS" : For larger figures 40, 42, 44 inch bust: cotton bastiste peach colour, elastic side panels.

    "Knickers, ATS" : Material khaki rayon locknit with kite gusset: glossy finish only: elimination of elastic at knee. (Nige showed a pair in his thread on his ATS group.)

    Cheers, Lez.

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    Great items Lez, many thanks for the education

    Good luck with finding the others

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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