In the second part to this series CQMS Carl Mitchley tells us about boots and puttees.
Our own CQMS Carl Mitchley has started a video tutorial guide covering all aspects of the WW1 period. Here is part one explaining the British Uniform.
So here is the last tutorial in the series depicting the equipment and uniforms used by the British army during the Great War. We shall now look at 1918 and in particular the equipment typically used by a Lewis Light Machine Gunner of the 20th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. By 1918 20 DLI were
It is now time for lesson 4 looking at the British Soldier, we are now in the year 1917. After the horror of the Somme still ringing in their ears, 1917 was to be another testing year for Tommy Atkins. In the early summer men, weapons and ammunition were marched up to the Ypres salient
Today is day three looking at the kit and equipment of Tommy Atkins and we will now be looking at the civilian volunteers who signed up in the initial rush as war was declared in 1914, The New army , The Kitchener volunteers. By mid 1916 most battalions of volunteers had already served 9-12 months
For the second of our mini tutorials showing the equipment of the British Tommy during ww1, we shall be looking at some of the equipment used by a soldier of the 1/5th Durham Light Infantry during 1915. The 1/5th DLI, a battalion of the Territorial Force were sent to France in April 1915 and became
Here’s the first mini tutorial on the equipment of the WW1 Tommy from our Quartermaster, Carl Mitchely. Starting at the beginning in 1914, we are going the highlightt he differences in kit for each year as the as the war progresses. So here we have a Soldiers equipment from the 2nd Battalion the Essex Regiment