Leather Y straps?

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Leather Y straps?

Postby jholl72 » 29 May 2014 18:48

Hi guys,
I picked up a summer weight uniform and cap grouping and this leather y strap set was with it. I can not identify them at all. Anyone recognize them for age and nationality?

The uniform has me a little stumped too whether Pattern 03 or 12, some features of both as
far as I can tell.
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Re: Leather Y straps?

Postby Frogsmile » 29 May 2014 21:33

The jacket is based on the 1913 pattern that was authorised for khaki serge SD, a new variation of blue serge patrols (the other having a standing collar), and KD cotton, as seen here. Leather buttons seem to have been especially popular for the latter type. In all three types the lower pockets were bellowed and the skirts made longer, proportionate to height, in order to accommodate these deeper pockets.

I can't comment on the leather straps other than to say that they have similarities with some of the Victorian era British infantry equipments.
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Re: Leather Y straps?

Postby trooper » 30 May 2014 05:59

the leather straps might be part of the Mackenzie equipment used by some units of the Indian Army. Trooper
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Re: Leather Y straps?

Postby tabony » 05 Jun 2014 09:05

Is that belt upside down? should be "male from the right" with the hook pointing down.

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Re: Leather Y straps?

Postby Waggoner » 05 Jun 2014 13:43

Looks a lot like a Canadian General List cap badge. Oliver Pattern straps? Any maker's marks?

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