Can and bottle opener dated 1940.

Air Ministry issue Coat Hanger dated 1939.

Uniform protector for button polishing dated 1917.Made by W.H.B? It has the original owners military number scratched on it.

Shaving mirror with cloth pouch dated 1945. Made by J.R.L?

Knife Fork and Spoon set dated 1945.. With its original box.

Part of the jungle kit, a Barbers Kit Holder, when opened its eight inches high and thirteen inches wide with three different sized holders in the middle and to large compartments on each side , two folding flaps top and bottom and held together by tied straps, dated 1945.

WW11 match books front and back.

Mess Tins steel and Aluminium.The steal ribbed mess tin is undated but only made during the war. The plain steel one is dated 1943,and the Aluminium 1945. When Pattern 37 webbing was introduced, the Haversack was divided to carry the new aluminium mess tin fitted inside a khaki, cotton drill Cover, mess-tin, rectangular. As the Second World War started the need for aluminium salvage ment the end for aluminium in the Army. Both the aluminium Water bottle and the Mess tins were withdrawn, and a mild steel version was introduced, These were an identical design, tinned for protection but with a prominent rib along the upper part of the long edges. The outer (larger) tin had a rib pressed outwards, the inner tin had the rib formed on its inner face, shown in the first pictuer. Later issues would dispense with these ribs to simplify manufacture. the simplfyed mild steel version is shown on the left of the second pictuer, The campaign in the Far East meant a range of new equipment was introduced, Jungle Warfare Equipment. It included Tins, mess, rectangular, aluminium, which formed part of the issue kit for use with Pattern, 44 webbing which became the standard mess tin for all Services,the new aluminium tin is shown on the right of the second picture which was carried in the side pocket of the pattern 44 haversack.

Mess tin cover. When the new aluminium Mess tin was introduced for use with Pattern 37 webbing, it also had a Cover, made from a Drill material. It was a bag, with top closed by a white draw-tape. Around 1941 the Cover was withdrawn from issue, it was probably a wartime economy to save material and manufacturing time and existing stocks were to be used up as Ration bags.

Enameled tin mug which holds one imperial pint. Early WW11 issues tend to be white later in the war they were brown or green. This one is dated 1952. It was common practice to carry the mug on the out side of the haversack/small pack as shown in the third picture.

Double six razor blade undated. I have read several times that these razor blades were magnetised and if you floated them on water the arrow wold point north and they could be used as a compass?, I have not seen this in any reference book so I don’t now if that is true or not.

Wash roll dated 1943. The soap tin and the razor are both dated 1945 the shaving brush is dated 1943. The foot powder is undated but correct for the period. The brass uniform protector was held behind the buttons while polishing and also undated .

Housewife Holdall, unfortunately the date and arrow have long faded away, they came in white or khaki with a single large pocket that was closed by a flap with cloth ties, the small piece of woollen cloth tacked to the flap was used for patching damaged Battledress, the two grey balls of wool are for darning socks. A Bakelite thimble, packet of needles and a card of thread are included in each kit plus replacement buttons.The packet of needles are dated 1940.

Issue fork and spoon both dated 1940.