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Does anyone have any pictures and or sizes of the dressing/bandage packs kept in the field medical companion and field surgical haversack. They are described thus -  

 

Bandages, loose woven, compressed 3 in wide

12

Bandages, triangular, compressed

4

Bandages, loose woven, compressed, 3 in

12

Bandages, triangular

Gauze, Double Cyanide, compressed, in 2 ½ yard packets

 15 yards

 

 

4

 

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No joy there. Im waiting for some news from the army medic museum but it is astonishing that I cannot seem to find anything on the web :). Non British stuff yes, field and shell dressings yes, even double cyanide gauze but no joy with bog standard army bandages :)

 

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I used to have a field dressing in my desk filing cabinet but suspect that it was WW2....

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On 12/16/2017 at 12:21, seaJane said:

I used to have a field dressing in my desk filing cabinet but suspect that it was WW2....

I did not realise that working in a Library was so dangerous :rolleyes:

 

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You'd be surprised...

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Now it says the field companion is hide covered - which I assume disappears as the war gets going. But hide covered what? I have seen pics of ones that are canvas covered metal boxes and some that claim to be ww1 but are wicker covered with canvas - thoughts?

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