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WW2 British made Carlisle bandage pouch, which bandage?


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Not really sure which Carlisle bandage would be the most common, I know most pouches are dated 1944 and some 1945. I have a pretty nice 1944 pouch and would like to fill it.

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Tom

The standard GI bandage,waxed or metal case. Had one of these English ones once, bought it at a place in Glendale Queens NYC called S&S Firearms, a unissued 1944 dated pouch, bought a waxed box Carlisle Bandage there at the same time, fitted fine.

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About 35 years ago, a local surplus store (long gone) had a large box of these British-Made first aid pouches. All were filled with British first field dressings, the type with a clear cellophane wrap. These all had a noticeable dent in the front that matched the round snap on the pouch flap perfectly. In other words, they appeared to be the original contents.

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About 35 years ago, a local surplus store (long gone) had a large box of these British-Made first aid pouches. All were filled with British first field dressings, the type with a clear cellophane wrap. These all had a noticeable dent in the front that matched the round snap on the pouch flap perfectly. In other words, they appeared to be the original contents.

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Yes, like those, although with 1943 and 1944 dates, if I recall correctly. The pouches I saw were the larger size, in align with our larger M1942 first aid pouches, so they fit perfectly. The dressings would be too large for the British made version of our smaller M1924 first aid pouch though. I picked up several at the time, but they are long gone now. You can see one of the pouches in this image from my old war room (also long gone), circa 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

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