WW2 British RAF webbing rucksack - '25 patt. 1925 pattern - Original 1941 dated
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DESCRIPTION'25 Pattern rucksack Original British RAF webbing, interwar and early ww2 '25 pattern version.
In very good condition, almost unused. The date mark is a clear 1941
The Air ministry stopped 1925 pattern production in 1941, meaning this is certainly one of the last produced for the '25 pattern webbing set.
The new 1925 pattern was a development and supposed improvement on the earlier mills webbing designs, boasting a more flexible pack, larger haversack and other minor changes which it manufacturers hoped would persuade the British Army to adopt the new webbing. However in the 1920s the British Army had huge stocks of 08 webbing left over from WW1 so Mills was forced to sell its new set to Canada and the newly formed RAF. Whilst the Canadian army bought its 25 pattern webbing in traditional khaki, the RAF had theirs dyed blue-grey.