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edstorey wrote:Actually this webbing has been died by the regiment, usually by Rifle Regiments and at times by Armoured Corps Regiments. 1937 Pattern Web was not manufactured in black during the war.
edstorey wrote:One detail that I have not discovered any information on is why the colour of 1937 Pattern Web was not changed from the light khaki drill colour to olive green. Mills manufactured dark green/black 1908 Pattern Web for the Irish in the 1930s so the technology was available. During the war it was not uncommon for the web to be blancoed green and contemporary camouflage manuals discuss changing the colour of the web yet the colour never changed; even in the 1950s when it was again manufactured in Canada. Even the Airforce got blue/grey webbing; so there has to be a reason why the colour change was not made.
South Africa was manufacturing some green webbing during the war, so consistency of colour across the Commonwealth must not have been the issue.