Bearing name, service number and religion.


No. 1 Green hexagonal (remains with the body)

No 2 Red Circular. A second No 2 was issued to be attached to the Service Respirator haversack.


Th Army Number block allocated to Royal Artillery personnel was 721,001 to 1,842,000.


The reverse of the discs are sometimes stamped ‘R.A.’








Overalls, denim.

For wear during training, Gun Maintenance, Summer Field Order and Winter Field Order when worn over wool Battle-Dress.


1939 pattern Denim Blouse.

Utility pattern has un-pleated pockets.


Utility pattern Denim Trousers


1939 pattern trousers have concealed button pocket flap.


Rank badges are worn only on the right sleeve of work wear.

1950’2 production Denim Overalls are readily available and inexpensive. These are of the Utility pattern and, apart from side openings to allow easy access to battle-Dress pockets when worn underneath, are identical to wartime production. These openings were introduced on the 17th January 1945 – they were closed up to simulate the earlier production.



To be worn during public firings at the barracks (Fort Nelson) special firings for veterans and other V.I.P.s and public shows.


Steel helmet, MKII without markings, fitted with dark brown small mesh, camouflage net.



Battle-Dress blouse and trousers, as for duty dress.


1937 pattern web equipment in lightened field order, consisting of:


Waist belt, rifle cartridge carriers, left and right braces, Spike bayonet for No4 Lee-Enfield rifle in frog, water-bottle in carrier.


Field Dressing packet may be carried in trouser pocket or under helmet net.


A clasp-knife (jack-knife) with black plastic grips may be carried in the trouser pocket, secured with it’s string lanyard as illustrated.






Hessian sack-cloth helmet covers were banned about 942 due to gas contaminated concerns.

All webbing must be correctly adjusted to a snug fit.


Ensure braces are equally aligned.

These should be worn under the blouse shoulder straps.


All webbing is to be kept in good order, blancoed with brasses dulled.


1943 pattern light anti-gas respirator haversack worn over the left hip.


This haversack can be worn on it’s strap or hooked to the belt and should be carried in public at all times, but need not be worn in Barracks.


Rifle cartridge carriers must be packed with clips of inert, fired or blank .303 cartridges or stiff, blackened cardboard.


A de-activated or blank-firing N04 Lee-Enfield may be acquired with certificate.


Anklets, Blancoed.

Boots, Dubbined. (Dubbin prolongs the life of your boots.)




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