The item is representative of utility pouches in use in the Commonwealth forces in the mid 20th century.

Physical description

Utility Pouch of rectangular web case.
Of rectangular parallelepipped shape made of thick and sturdy fabric (canvas). The pouch is of faded olive colour..
Front view - Rectangular shape with overlapping closing flap with a press-stud fastener to maintain closed.
Left and right views - Both sides are identical. Made of a one piece of fabric forming the base as well ("U" shape)
Back view - Rectangular with metal hooks on the middle part for attachment to a belt. There is a Twigg buckle on the top part of the pouch mounted on another piece of canvass ending in a triangular shape. .
Bottom view - ‘the fabric forming the base is also forming the sides of the pouch.
Top view - closing flap overlapping on 3 sides and forming part of the back of the pouch.
Inside view - The inside of the closing flap contains 3 small inserts (for special ammunition used in the firing of certain rifle grenade). There is excess fabric from the back panel that forms an additional layer at the base of the pouch..

Inscriptions & markings

Inside of closing flap: has a circular (round) stamp with the arrow symbol.
On the inside of the press button stud (closing mechanism) is inscribed 'United xxxxx Canada" (second word is not readable)
There is evidence of writing on the internal face of the back flap (just under the connection with the top cover) but it is not readable.