HOME GUARD UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT.
Home Guard special Pattern haversack dated 1941. Introduced
in 1940 and unique to the Home Guard it has a integral shoulder strap, the length of which could be
modified by stitching in folds to reduce it. Its made of the rubberised material normally used for
groundsheets and capes, inside it has two compartment's as shown in the picture.
Local defence volunteers armband.
Leather Home Guard Anklets no date but stamped with War Department and arrow.
1903 pattern Home Guard belt dated 1942 with War Department and arrow makers stamp G.L.W.Size small.
Pouches, web, ammunition (Home Guard pattern).both dated 1942 but unfortunately not a pair, one is made by Bag Craft and the other by M.E.C.o (Mills Equipment Company). The only difference between the two is the web strap on the back is sown on in different places one higher than the other. The two pockets inside the pouches are for a cleaning kit and oil bottle.
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