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Why is a medic wearing a cavalry ration bag?
Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:54 PM
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Edited by artu44, 20 March 2007 - 02:34 AM.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:32 AM
OK, a little more specific please. What was the theory for issuing a medic a Cavalry Ration Pack I don't think a medic in the field would have much need for oats. Was it for the horse drawn ambulances or did they use them for something else? And if so what was the advantage of using it over the standard pack or anything else? These packs are quite heavy and don't have that much volume, the only thing is they come apart so they can be thrown across the saddle, what advantage would this have for a medic? This dose not seem logical (of course the army is not known for its logic) or am I missing something. Was this for Medical Units that had horses or would a medic in an Infantry unit have it too? Basically, what was in it, horse rations, medical supplies, or the medic's own rations and extra socks?
Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:35 PM
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 12:30 PM
So basically what you are saying is the only reason that medics were issued these packs was because they were there. There was no advantage to a medic using it other than it would not interfere with his belt and he carried his personal equipment it. It seems to make too much sense for the Army.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:31 PM
Some images of the M1912 Ration Bags being used by medical personnel in France and in occupied Germany after the Armistice.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:52 PM
I've never seen one of the modified ones or any with red crosses on them. Any images available? My experience and ownership with these has been that they were either unmarked other than the "US" and maker's marks or they have medical unit markings (Hospital, Ambulance Company, etc.). I will speculate that those that were modified were done some time after WW1.
Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:47 PM
Edited by artu44, 30 August 2007 - 11:48 PM.
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