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    Post by Antarmike on Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:42 pm

    Over which shoulder do the Belgian M.P.'s wear the Sam Browne belt strap.  

    I know it is fairly normal to have the strap over the right shoulder, but some forces (eg Canadian Military Police) wear the strap over the left shoulder.

    The only photo I can find is from an enthusiast/ collectors web page and this shows this Holster with the strap over the left Shoulder.

    Has anyone any in service photographs, or can clarify which shoulder is normal for Belgian Military Police.

    (some countries wear over either shoulder depending on preference (or handedness of the wearer)

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    Post by Wolverine on Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:43 pm

    From what I saw in displays in the museum at Leopoldsburg, the strap/brace was on the right shoulder.
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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:28 am

    I have since found ( and lost again) a photo that shows strap over right shoulder.   Trouble with running two computers is I never know which one I was on when a saved something)  

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    Post by Wolverine on Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:50 am

    I have the WE 37 type belt in white plastic, as well as the brace connector, holster, and a couple other accessories. Have you seen the brace in white plastic?
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    Post by Antarmike on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:34 pm

    My brace and belt are white plastic. The holster is Plastic over leather......
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    Post by Wolverine on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:56 pm

    Interesting. I will post some photos of what I have, as I think it may come from two different generations...
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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:15 pm

    I tried to photograph last night but were poor quality, will try again under better light.
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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:45 pm

    I tried to photograph last night but were poor quality, will try again under better light

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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 pm

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    This is of course Belgian Naval Police..... should have said
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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the images. Here is what I have found so far:

    British 1937 pattern style belt and brace connectors in plastic. I don't know if plastic braces also exist.

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    Plastic holster and some type of frog (not sure of its purpose).

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    Handcuff pouch and some other type of pouch (I am only presuming it is MP-related; it could also be a musician's pouch) - these are plastic-coated leather.

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    High visibility gaiters and gauntlets, either for traffic regulators or MPs?

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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:01 pm

    I read that MP's used an M51 helmet liner, painted white ( ie no protection because the steel outer was not worn. ) Any info or photos of such a repainted liner?
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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:05 pm

    Yup, here is a plastic one, dated 1981. I also have an earlier pressed fibre liner with the same paint job.

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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:08 pm

    And a 1968 Levior set up the US style:

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