World War Two British Tommy’s Kit

As mentioned yesterday, last weekend I was at the Yorkshire Wartime Experience. As part of my preparation for this, I pulled my kit out of the loft and thought it might be informative for readers to see the full set of kit worn and carried by a British Tommy in the latter half of WW2. Obviously this should not be taken as gospel, but this is what I carry onto the field and is representative of the period (please click to enlarge):BritKitWW2Many of these items have been dealt with in greater detail on this blog in the past, but I feel it is informative to see the sheer quantity of equipment worn and carried. (Please note that I realised after taking the photograph that I had forgotten to include a couple of grenades as well!)

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