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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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    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 dated 1942. Size 3.

    Cheers, Lez.
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    Here we have the thicker woolen Liesle stockings. Aren't these lovely? Real "Nora Batty" ones Again fully fashioned (shaped to the leg)

    These were good for winter wear.

    Nicely labeled to a maker in Leicester. Dated 1943.
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    I see that they have the giggling spot as well just over the Hem

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    I say......


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    I think they were refered to as 'passion killers' by the boys

    Nice to see

    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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    Thanks Lads I knew this thread would get some comments.

    Here is the suspender belt. Officially described as "Belt, Corset, ATS". The girls were issued two of these each.

    The girls wanted a more feminine underwear colour, so the Army introduced this peach colour.

    This example is actually a 1952 dated example as issued to the WRAC, but it was the same as the wartime version.

    It has a few rust stains from storage.

    Bit of useless trivia: The Ordnance Corps were order to hold stocks of 20 inches of elastic for each auxiliary for 25% of the unit. Ends to the suspenders were kept for one for each auxiliary for 25% of the unit.
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    "Stockings, GI, preventative"

    sorry the British naming system is wide open for abuse, with hilarious results.

    The best one I heard was "truck, utility, horrendous", I forget the vehicle though....

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    Thanks for posting Lez, the boys below are rather partial to a well turned ankle, and it just wouldn't be proper not to comment.

    "Ding Dong!"

    Regards,

    Carl (Leslie and Terry too, of course)




    p.s. Hope that you are feeling better.
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    I will be better once I get my plaster off: fingers crossed in 3 weeks time today.

    Thanks!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    ... and of course Sid James !
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