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The green blanket

On being issued our kit at Caterham on arrival for training we were issued with a green blanket. It was quite light in weight and seemed to have an overall feeling of higher quality.

During what we called patter kit inspections where our shiny kit, spare buttons boots, etc. all capable for high polish were laid out on the matress removed bed, on the green blanket. This was one function, but the other main function was explained to be that if we were in action and killed the green blanket would be what our remains would be wrapped in prior to burial or other disposal. I am never sure if this was an old soldier scare the rookies tale or fact, but I am pretty sure we all lived with the thought and took good care of our green blanket throughout our service.

Re: The green blanket - by Rod Amey - Aug 10, 2017 8:29am
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