Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

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    Tiflo 62
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    Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:59 am

    Hi,

    Does somebody have a close view picture of a mess tin in the water bottle carrier ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Flo'
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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:14 pm

    Are you looking for a period photograph? Curious what it is that you are trying to determine. I've seen photos of both the sleeve type carrier and skeleton carrier being used.

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:18 pm

    I would like to know what kind of carrier was prefered, I saw a lot of skeleton carrier on original pictures.
    :)

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:20 pm

    If it were me, I would prefer the sleeve type carrier but which was more commonly used during the war is unknown to me. The safe answer would be that the soldiers used what was available to them.

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:25 pm

    Thanks for your answer.
    The mess tin is really tight in the skeleton carrier.

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:56 pm

    Hi Tiflo 62,

    I meant to post this photograph a long time ago, but I couldn't remember which book it was in...

    It shows a Canadian infantryman at Caen on 25 July 1944 with a mess tin in sleeve carrier on his left hip and the waterbottle in its normal position on his right hip.


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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Van doos on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:51 am



    Infantryman from the North Shore Regiment Operation Veritable Hollande february 1945.

    Van Doos

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    Messtin in Waterbottle Carrier

    Post by edstorey on Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:52 pm

    Here is the combination in the flesh.


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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:19 am

    Thanks Ed for the picture! Wink
    Regards,

    Flo

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:21 am

    Tiflo 62 wrote:Thanks Ed for the picture! Wink
    Regards,

    Flo

    What are Van Doos and I, chopped liver? lol

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:11 am

    Hi,
    Sorry I was in a hurry, I had time to see only the last picture.
    I already known the one taken in Caen, but the photo with North Shore is great! Thank you to all people who contribute to the topic.
    When I say bottle carrier, I mean the "sleeve" style, have you a closer view of a mess tin in a bottle carrier (as one the picture you posted) ?
    Cheers!

    Flo
    Wink

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    Sleeve Carrier

    Post by edstorey on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:14 pm

    How about these?   This configuration is so tight, I cannot get the Messtins out without a few swear words....




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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:06 am

    Hi,
    thanks Ed! I tried this configuration but yes it's very tight.
    Cheers!

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    Post by zekehp on Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:26 pm

    Hi Michael. The Van Doos are the Royal 22e Regiment of the First Canadian Infantry Regiment in WW2. Vingt-deux is 22 in French. Mike.

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    Post by zekehp on Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:29 pm

    I meant First Canadian Infantry Division. Sorry for the error. Got up at 3:30 today for the Toronto Military Show in Mississauga. I guess I am a little tired. Mike.

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    Re: Mess tin in the water bottle carrier

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:42 pm

    Tiflo 62 wrote:Hi,
    Sorry I was in a hurry, I had time to see only the last picture.
    I already known the one taken in Caen, but the photo with North Shore is great! Thank you to all people who contribute to the topic.
    When I say bottle carrier, I mean the "sleeve" style, have you a closer view of a mess tin in a bottle carrier (as one the picture you posted) ?
    Cheers!

    Flo
    Wink

    No worries Flo, I was just kidding...



    Private D.B.MacDonald, Royal Canadian Regiment (1CID) Campobasso, Italy, 11-14th of October 1943. (It's odd to see the Canadian-style spike bayonet frog, since I thought the Canadians in Italy used mostly British-made webbing...)

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