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Hi I've came across a Green/white reversible roll mat. in good condition bought it for £2 from a furniture shop. Identical in design to the well known Brit version same thickness and feel, same brass grommits, the same green cotton feeling fabric tape you tie in a bow when the mat is stored. It's possibly 2 thinner (olive/white)mats joined (welded rather than glued) during factory construction. there does not seem to be any sort of coating. Being reversible it can be stored rolled olive out or white side out to provide snow camo, The simple fact it has White on one side suggests a temperate if not Northern european user. I've never seen another one, I've Tried to research it, tried Google, but can't find anything about it, I don't even know if it's Brit, US, or foreign issue? Sadly I can't find any markings on it at all (apart from the users scrawled name in marker pen), and I have no idea how old it is, it could well be decades old and there is very little wear on it. My first thought was that it might be something to do with the "Royal Marine Arctic warfare Cadre" but I've nothing to back it up. Is it possible it's another rare trial piece of kit? I'll do a photo in the morning.
By unusual I mean not part of standard squaddie CEFO including drop pouch web set, aka"SAS pouches". Firstly standard 58" belt with rollpin buckle from an ALICE rucksack, nylon seat belt. on the belt left to right: Knife pouch, Armalite/M16 pouches, 44" waterbottle, Escape pouch, 44" waterbottle, and SLR pouches. On the rear nothing special, but you can see the new belt loop and repairs I made on the 44" bottles, I carefully stitched the bottles to the ammo pouches (easily removed) to reduce the amount of movement on the belt, I use a 58" yoke (not shown) which helps to stop the rear pouches slipping around, on the front of the yoke I added 44" style C clip like the rear to attatch to the front.
Hi I managed to buy a mint condition SMG double magazine pouch, for £7. It is completly unmarked, no wear marks at all, apart from the still visible chalk manufacturing marks, the store refs are clearly visible: "M.W.&S. LTD. 1974 (arrow) CN 8465-99-136-1905". will post a piccy asap. (I bought it from an antiques shop just off the highstreet, in Sheringham, Norfolk. loads of other kit there quite alot from the 1940's period.