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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:59 pm

    I recently acquired this water bottle .

    To all intents and purposes it is a Belgian ABL bottle ( and was sold as such) except that where I would expect to see ABL raised letters by the date, there is a UK / Australian/ Canadian style Government property "Broad Arrow."

    What do you think?  Mistake in manufacture?  Wrongly identified and it is not actually Belgian issue?  But why would any country known to use Broad Arrow symbol have the warnings written in French and Dutch only on the bottle?  

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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:32 pm

    The arrow is the Belgian air force marking. I am not sure that I have ever seen one on a plastic canteen before, so that is a nice find! I think I have an earlier metal canteen or cup with that marking.

    The arrow sometimes appears on air force webbing as well.


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    Post by Antarmike on Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:47 pm

    Thank you Andrew,  I should have thought, I have M51 gas mask case with Airforce arrow... Do'oh.


    This can go in one of my Belgian Flecktarn covers?
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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:21 pm

    Yes, it would be perfect for that type of cover.
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    Post by Antarmike on Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:09 pm

    Another Belgian Airforce Canteen on Ebay at the mement if anyone is after one. ( not me selling)

    https://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/WW2-Gourde-US-1973-et-son-Quart-Initiale-Metal-1969-ABL-Armee-Belge-RARE/383749505353?hash=item595940c149:g:C2AAAOSwf2hfeHcj
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s on Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:12 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Yes, it would be perfect for that type of cover.

    I think this canteen would be more perfect.

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    Post by Antarmike on Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:04 pm

    ABLcollector50s60s wrote:
    Wolverine wrote:Yes, it would be perfect for that type of cover.

    I think this canteen would be more perfect.

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    What is the date on that canteen? Airforce used Flectarn briefly in the early 1990's?? I have not seen that type of canteen with that sort of date stamped on it.
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s on Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:44 am

    There is also no date in it, but I think this type is special made for the flecktarn webbing? I have also another one with the name of the soldier, but also no date.
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    Post by Antarmike on Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:03 am

    ABLcollector50s60s wrote:There is also  no date in it, but I think this type is special made for the flecktarn webbing? I have also another one with the name of the soldier, but also no date.

    I meant is the aluminium water bottle (canteen) you picture dated?  I have seen no late dates on aluminium water bottles that would coincide with dates BRAF  were using Flectarn pattern.

    AFAIK Berlgian Airforce used Flectarn between 1989 and 2000.
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s on Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:11 pm

    I never said there were any markings on it.

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