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What is/was a "frog"?

David Earley

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I am currently researching Lieutenant Stanley James Young  who was killed in an aerial collision on 23 December 1917 while serving with the RFC.


On his file at TNA  (WO 339/65570) was an inventory of his personal effects, as per the attached images:


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Most items are self-explanatory, if rather strange to us, but one item baffles me. Midway down the first page, between "Ammunition pouch" and "Holster" it says "Frog". Can anyone enlighten me as to what that was?




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A leather fitting that secures the scabbard of a bayonet to a belt.



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Or a sword, of course.

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I believe it may have been a bayonet frog if he was carrying a rifle and was trying not to standout as an officer.

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