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Old 04-07-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, I have posted this item once before in the old International forum, but it got no replies; so I thought it would try it again here, now that we have our own British forum.

The bag is made from a rubberised canvas and is about the size of a 1937 pattern "small pack". It has a Civil Defence look about it to me? It was given to me last year by a friend of mine, Sgt. Don Turner ex XXI Indep. Para. Coy.

Don never served in the Civil Defence forces being a pre war regular soldier. He cannot remember when and where he came by or was issued with the bag.

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Old 04-07-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Here is the makers mark and date to the inside flap of the bag.
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Old 04-08-2004, 01:09 AM   #3
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It looks a lot like a WWII US gasmask bag. What's the size?
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:51 AM   #4
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Hi Tom, I don't have the bag to hand, but it is about the same size as a US M1936 Musette bag.

The more I look at it, the more I feel it is a Civil Defence issue item?

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Old 04-08-2004, 05:08 AM   #5
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Ade, in the past I have had something very similar. I cannot guarantee it was the same but I can tell you it was full of first aid dressings/bandages and other medical items. I would imagine the rubberised canvas would be to give it the waterproof qualities it needed - I know i certainly wouldn't want a wet bandage.

I'm thinking along the lines of First Aid Party?

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Old 04-08-2004, 05:42 AM   #6
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Thanks Jack. I think that might be a possibility? The overall look and feel to the item, construction wise being simply made, leads me to a CD useage.


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