Bailey Bridge bag?
Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:43 AM
I don't have any pictures of them, but they were made of thick OD canvas, about 3 feet long and 2 feet wide with 1 inch thick rope attached as carry handles I believe. No markings from what I could see.
Anyone know about these? Thank you. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:54 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:58 AM
When our present government ( Tony Blair ) came into power ten years ago they proceeded to sell off lots of military and government departments and facilities. The Bailey bridge factory was one of these facilities, there was a library of several thousand WWII manuals there from American, British and a few German sources. These related to anything vehicle or mechanical, with lots of them very rare now and obscure. Virtually all of these ended up in the trash skips and went to land fill sites.
Across the road from the factory is a fairly modern built pub, named the ' Bailey Bridge ', with a short side panel section of the bridge as a monument.
How sad that time, events, places and people move on.
Cheers ( Lewis )
Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:46 PM
Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:58 AM
Each bag has a tag. I don't really know what the numbers mean, perhaps the "83" means 1983?. If that is the date, what do these dates mean? When they were put into storage? Refurbished? Manufactured? Are these bags of WW2 manufacture or from a later date?
Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:56 PM
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