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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:14 pm

    Thinking that the Bread Bag is BGS,Mess Tin 100% is.

    Dumb question,were these carried on the D rings on the rear of the jacket,does anybody please have any period pics of them being worn and what type of canteen would have been worn with these please?

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:29 pm

    Nice mess tin and strap! The straps are hard to get.

    The breadbag is post 1976 and just as likely to be Polizei as BGS. The green color is the key here. I don't know when they stopped using breadbags, but my guess is mid 1980s.

    BTW, "BUND" means "Federal" and it applies to anything purchased for BDR organizations. It can be found on disaster assistance, police, border guard, justice, customs, etc. items.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:34 pm

    Thanks Steve,having a tidy up and finding stuff that A. I havent seen in years or B. Didnt even know I owned!!!!


    From memory,know somewhere I have another bread bag that Im sure is much older and of a two tone colour/material construction.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:55 am

    I love archeological digs like that Very Happy

    The breadbags were more commonly worn on the belt, but some jackets at some periods of time for some government organizations had two D-rings that could take a breadbag. I don't know if it was common practice. Good quality pics from the field aren't exactly that common. Especially pics from the rear.

    If your older breadbag is grayish, then it is at least older than 1976. Sometimes they have dates on them, sometimes not. Sometimes they specify what organization it belongs to, sometimes not.

    Keep in mind that Berlin and S-H, in particular, used a lot of the same kit in similar colors. Ink stamps are not always helpful, but usually these two are fairly well marked.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:54 am

    Pretty sure the other bag if I can find it is made of 2 different colour materials,a sort of blueish and green.

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