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Instructions to AIF & "Weedon Dept."


JMB1943

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I have very recently come across, on GWF, the official Australian instructions to a Light Horse regiment that lists all the equipment etc  to be taken overseas.  The very first section is for small-arms and details the exact number of rifles/bayonets/scabbards/Webleys.

Cannot find it today, but I recall that the header of this particular section is "Weedon Department".

I have seen reference to "Weedon Repair Standard" and I know that this refers to former Ordnance Depot at Weedon, Northants.

But, what is the context in this Australian document ?

Would it imply that only those small-arms that have been inspected by an armourer and passed fit for service could be taken ?

Regards,

JMB

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13 minutes ago, JMB1943 said:

I have very recently come across, on GWF, the official Australian instructions to a Light Horse regiment that lists all the equipment etc  to be taken overseas.  The very first section is for small-arms and details the exact number of rifles/bayonets/scabbards/Webleys. Cannot find it today ...

 

It's at: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/249349-australian-leather-bayonet-frogs/#comment-2514795 post 2, but I can't help with the Weedon issue

 

Best,

 

Julian

(Maxing time on GWF as ALL family members are out on various activities - but ma-in-law on the way!)

 

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