BACKGROUND: At the beginning of September 1939, the Canadian soldier looked remarkably like his counter part from 1918, wearing the 1914-18 pattern khaki service dress and the 1908-pattern web equipment. It was in September 1939 that the Canadian Army officially adopted the battle dress that had just been approved for use by the British in March 1939 and the first new uniforms arrived the last week of October. At first, Canadian troops embarking to Great Britain, were completely clothed in Canadian made battledress and upon arrival were then issued British steel helmets and modern 1937-pattern webbing. Canadian individual equipment was copied directly from the British 1937-pattern web equipment with manufacture starting at the beginning of 1940 and mass distribution began in October of the same year. The Canadian equipment differed its British equivalent by its yellow coloring and the brown paint used to cover the metal parts. The RCAF webbing was a light blue-grey in color

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A standard issue light blue-grey web holster for pistol or revolver with brass fittings. The webbed canvas holster has a fold over top flap with brass snap closure that has a manufacture mark and date stamped under the flap. There is a brass drainage grommet to bottom and has sewn to the reverse a piece of webbing folded over on two sides to create loops through which brass belt hooks have been inserted. The holster shows typical usage and wear.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $55.00

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