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Re: Need to know

Hi Bill/Lads,

I remember the Field Dressing Pocket was on the Left Side top of thigh height, the Map pocket on early issue BD trousers were in the left side front knee height(a menace when pressing in creases) on later issues the were on the left side on side a much better position, as regards lower ranks not using them, I must say in the Royal Engineers there was a strong chance you would and did, as every Sapper had to be able to read a map, as some Marines would know you never gave a map to an Officer unless you knew him capable.

Yes Bill it does sound we're the same vintage. I did 2 years National Service, 5 years Regular Service and after a year on Reserve joined TA and was with them 11 years until retiring through age.

Cheers Rod

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