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Gloves Chemical and Biological 1968

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A pair of 1968 dated CB gloves, I noted there's no mention of 'outer' in the nomenclature, were these worn with inner gloves or did that have to wait for the introduction of improved NBC kit in the early '70s?

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Simon there are Army & Navy DMCs in here. If you ever thought RAF or Army part numbers are complicated, boy oh boy the Navy part number systems are perplexing: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?2309-Army-and-Navy-Stores-Numbers

 

NSN structure here: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?388-NATO-Parts-amp-Early-Part-Numbers

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Thanks for linking these Clive, I've not come across them when searching the forum. I knew of the rather cryptic/unhelpful nomenclature the Navy used at times but as you say from a casual glance the part number system does look rather baffling!

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Yes Simon there are so many systems that were used by the Navy at the same time, it is most perplexing.

 

When they do use NSNs watch out for the DMCs. They had the sense not to use "I" as this could be mistaken for "1". Unfortunately the DMCs prefixed "O" are often misinterpreted as "0".

 

Unfortunately "O" is a very large section of almost 1000 section titles ranging from our "deterrent" to printer cartridges, dishwashers, truncheons & bathroom fittings!

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Just another idea, if they are RAF issue.

the cotton layer is literally just to soak up sweat for comfort.

If they were part of aircrew issue, then pilots and aircrew would be wearing thin leather gloves as a fire protection,  in which case the rubber gloves could be worn out side these.

don't know this for a fact but it would seem to make sense.

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