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    Aussie Nam Mess Kit,KFS Etc.

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    Post by Gulf91 Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:24 pm

    Well chuffed to get these as anything Aussie Nam is hard to come by here in the UK and apparently even in Australia the KFS are hard to come by.

    Just a shame the FRED is a modern one!!


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    Post by filupe Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:15 pm

    Certainly some nice dates on those messing items. The era KFS set especially is not common anymore. I myself have a '68 dated Cups, Canteen as my 'in field' item but have relegated the 'Dixies' and KFS to the bottom of the drawer in favour of the 'Racing Spoon'.

    Somewhere at home I have a '69 dated FRED which looks identical to the modern ones - I understand earlier ones didn't incorporate the spoon making them look like the US P-38 can opener.

    It's unusual for one to have their Dixies engraved - what it can tell you about CPL Priestley is that SHE ('F' prefix on the serial no.) was a member of 4/3 Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment, an Army Reserve (TA to you Brits) Infantry unit - most probably in a support role eg. clerk, medic, driver etc.

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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:22 am

    filupe wrote:Certainly some nice dates on those messing items. The era KFS set especially is not common anymore. I myself have a '68 dated Cups, Canteen as my 'in field' item but have relegated the 'Dixies' and KFS to the bottom of the drawer in favour of the 'Racing Spoon'.

    Somewhere at home I have a '69 dated FRED which looks identical to the modern ones - I understand earlier ones didn't incorporate the spoon making them look like the US P-38 can opener.

    It's unusual for one to have their Dixies engraved - what it can tell you about CPL Priestley is that SHE ('F' prefix on the serial no.) was a member of 4/3 Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment, an Army Reserve (TA to you Brits) Infantry unit - most probably in a support role eg. clerk, medic, driver etc.


    Excellent info there and what a surprise to find it was a Female soldier Very Happy Very Happy
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:12 am

    Just scored a 60 dated Fred,over the moon!!!!!

    It has the spoon bit but no bottle opener.

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