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    Immigrate to the U.S.?

    Immigrate to the U.S.?
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    Was it the Malayan Emergency where the term...

    Was it the Malayan Emergency where the term "Jungle Greens" was first used in the British military to describe/refer to the soldier's jungle uniform?


    Somewhere I have some photos taken in the...
  3. I have now contacted the vendor to ask the simple...

    I have now contacted the vendor to ask the simple question, "Do you have anything that proves that you have an original (cradle)?" The vendor promptly came back to me, without hesitation, to confirm...
  4. Royal Enfield "Flying Flea" Parachute Drop Cage

    This was seen for sale at last Sunday's Malvern Militaria fair and it is another Royal Enfield motorcycle "Flying Flea" parachute drop cage. I don't believe that this cage is owned by the same person...
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    I wonder if that helmet survives in a museum or...

    I wonder if that helmet survives in a museum or private collection somewhere because it is the sort of thing seen in museums occasionally?

    Sometimes it is an object that the soldier has had in...
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    Has that join been overlapped or is it just a...

    Has that join been overlapped or is it just a butt joint? I can't really tell from the photos what type of join has been used but I was curious.
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    Why not base your asking price on what others are...

    Why not base your asking price on what others are asking for something similar? It will sell for what someone is prepared to pay for it.
  8. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Another completely different version but same...

    Another completely different version but same materials. My understanding is that the standard basic pouches were sown onto the front of this vest for attachment.
  9. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Is the general consensus here that the "Bren...

    Is the general consensus here that the "Bren Vest" is of little interest or value to collectors of today?

    I intend to keep the one which I have pictured in post one of this thread because it is...
  10. Thread: Bren Vest

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    I am just as likely to buy an item for my...

    I am just as likely to buy an item for my collection that is of poor design as an item of good design because an item of poor design can be interesting.
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    In the video it seems like an excellent state of...

    In the video it seems like an excellent state of affairs that a soldier in the US army, on the front line, can come up with a practical suggestion to solve a problem, take it to a fully equipped...
  12. Thread: Bren Vest

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    The 2 Bren mags per pocket, per side, giving a...

    The 2 Bren mags per pocket, per side, giving a total of 4 mags per vest would give the same Bren mag carrying capacity as Pattern 37 webbing with 2 basic pouches attached, would it not?

    These...
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    Would a Bren team member have a spike bayonet...

    Would a Bren team member have a spike bayonet issued without a No4 rifle or Mk5 Sten. perhaps for mine detecting purposes with the entrenching tool handle?
  14. Thread: Bren Vest

    by Flying10uk
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    Update

    Despite appearances the vest pockets do actually comfortably hold 2 mags each, i.e. 4 mags per vest. I haven't tried forcing in 3 mags but 2 mags fit just fine.

    The skeleton assault jerkin
  15. Is there anything that identifies a DD MK1 Bren...

    Is there anything that identifies a DD MK1 Bren as being ex Irish or can you tell from the serial number?
  16. Thread: Bren Vest

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    I wish that I had photographed the one which the...

    I wish that I had photographed the one which the collector friend produced in the 1970's; he did have a habit of turning up rare and unusual items.

    The chap concerned owned a Willys Jeep which was...
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    Yep, Yugoslavian. Sorry I'd forgotten about...

    Yep, Yugoslavian.

    Sorry I'd forgotten about this one and I did eventually find an answer. Apparently it's for the Yugo M72 RPK, for carrying ammunition in boxes, not mags.

    It supposedly holds...
  18. Thread: Bren Vest

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    I thought that the example which the family...

    I thought that the example which the family friend had in the 1970's, and showed to me, had more than 2 pockets but I'm trying to remember back 40 or more years ago.

    I've not seen a used example,...
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    It would fit me, if I went on a strict diet or I...

    It would fit me, if I went on a strict diet or I wore it without the straps done up.

    I had to use my judgement on whether or not it was genuine and as far as I could tell it looked like an...
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    Is it ruined buildings in the background of the...

    Is it ruined buildings in the background of the picture in post 1?
  21. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Not that I can see, only what is stamped on the...

    Not that I can see, only what is stamped on the label, last pic, post 1.

    There are several chalk markings that I can't really make out.
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    Sticky: I think that you need to decide what sort of...

    I think that you need to decide what sort of money you wish to pay for a camera first. You say "reasonably priced" but that is a matter of opinion. I paid somewhere around 250, several years ago,...
  23. Thread: Bren Vest

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    My example would seem to be designed to fit a...

    My example would seem to be designed to fit a slim person.

    I wonder if most of the left over examples held in storage after the war were the small sized ones?
  24. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Bren Vest

    I recently purchased this Bren magazine vest which I believe to be an original example. I first became aware of these vests in the late 1970's when a collector friend of the family produced a similar...
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    When our backs have been against the wall,...

    When our backs have been against the wall, Canada, as well as some other countries, has always been there to help us in our hour of need and we in the UK do appreciate it.
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