Pre-dissembly Pics attached of a P08 set I've just acquired. The seller said that he'd bought it off a chap who was 'clearing out his grandad's loft' and he wasn't sure if it was WWI or WWII? It appears to be all P08 apart from a P37 large pack (looks like it's 1945 dated) and a WWII period canteen. Unfortunately there's not much in the way of legible dates other than a 1919 on the e-tool carrier and a 1915 on the e-tool head.
The price paid for the set was *scarily* reasonable (I'm still in mild shock...) and assuming it's 'as found', is it likely someone would have been issued such a set in WWII? The other possibility is that it was put together by a collector some time ago as the cartridge carrier pockets are padded out with old newspaper. I unrolled one piece and it was 1981 dated.
All input gratefully accepted. It's now dismantled and I'm intending to post pics of the components for an appraisal in due course.