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TITLE
Letter from Home Guard Captain ref: Haversacks
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_7_03
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
2 July 1941
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6094
KEYWORDS
home guard
haversack
gas masks
Letter from Home Guard Captain ref: Haversacks

Letter from Captain 1st Caithness BN. Home Guard, to Commander No1 Zone Inverness regarding the use of haversacks by home guard.

The Captain reports that the haversack that has been issued to the home guardsmen is a very popular item. He says that it will be strong enough to carry "twenty rounds S.A.A. and two or three grenades, leaving sufficient space for the twenty-four hour ration, which would have to be carried."

The Captain states that currently the haversack is being used for carrying gasmasks, ointment etc.

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Letter from Home Guard Captain ref: Haversacks

CAITHNESS: Wick

1940s

home guard; haversack; gas masks;

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Letter from Captain 1st Caithness BN. Home Guard, to Commander No1 Zone Inverness regarding the use of haversacks by home guard.<br /> <br /> The Captain reports that the haversack that has been issued to the home guardsmen is a very popular item. He says that it will be strong enough to carry "twenty rounds S.A.A. and two or three grenades, leaving sufficient space for the twenty-four hour ration, which would have to be carried."<br /> <br /> The Captain states that currently the haversack is being used for carrying gasmasks, ointment etc.