Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by masive on Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:01 am

    Antarmike wrote:I have one in same colour  It is stamped FN/ZM VOLH 65,  so it is Navy but is in this blue/grey.




    Such a small pack I have too. It is in army colour, I mean a Type of Green colour, and not in navy blue. It has FN-ZM markings.
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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 pm

    I have an FN-ZM small pack in a rather darker blue shade - distinct from the air force shade. But I also have other FN-ZM items are are in the army khaki colour.

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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by michelwijnand on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:27 pm

    Got a load of random webbing parts, this is all the Belgian stuff that was in it.

    Though I will be keeping the L-straps, bayonet frog, top belt, and maybe the duffelbag.

    Anyone needs any of the rest, I'd like to hear it.



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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by michelwijnand on Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:49 pm

    Also, I came across this pic of the old webbing worn with the newer green uniform (probably mid-late 60's), where the old camo tent half is worn
    on the back of the belt as is later also seen on the M71 webbing.
    Does anyone know from what year these were issued to normal infantry, and from what year this way of wear became the standard?






    Just to be clear, this type.


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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:19 pm

    Those are great photos.
    I would have thought that these tents were generally issued upon their introduction in the 1950s. But I think we would have a tough time finding photographs of troops in the field carrying the tents on their belts.

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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by michelwijnand on Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 pm

    Yeah it's pretty hard finding 50's pics at all, let alone in full combat gear. Most just show skeleton order for practice.
    For some reason I've seen people claim the tents were first for commandos etc. only, but I think those ideas are just derived from the fact that the uniforms were.
    Up till a certain point, when even some infantry (stormfusellier) units wore suits or just jackets.
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    Re: Belgian copy of Brit '37 Pattern webbing

    Post by Wolverine Yesterday at 1:49 pm

    Well either way I am going to make up a figure like this one in my display room.

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