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Bandolier Amunition Leather

From the Collection of Rye RSL Sub Branch 5-11 Nelson Street Rye Victoria

A piece of equipment for the storage and carriage of extra ammunition. Made up of a shoulder strap with nine closeable leather pouches, each able to carry ten rounds of ammunition. Although in their day they were purely functional, they are still worn by flag and Guidon escorts in Royal Australian Armourd Corp Units to this day in recognition of the ties to their forebears. The only difference is they are now coloured black.
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3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM