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Old 30-03-15, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fairlie63 View Post
Orders for AIF provide for the issue of a clasp knife to be carried on the man on a lanyard. There doesn't appear to have been a specific type of lanyard issued and most blokes appear to have provided their own in a variety of styles and materials.

Lanyards coloured on a corps or regimental basis did not come into use until 1930 or after and were unofficial up until 1952. So the lanyard during the Great War isn't an indicator of unit. He is wearing dismounted dress however which would probably confirm the conclusions already reached.

Thanks for this info Keith. I am continually amazed at the wealth of knowledge from forum members. The jigsaw is being put together.
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Old 31-03-15, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Donny B. View Post
Thanks for the invite, Phil, and I would love to take up your offer, but from the South West....we would love some rain.....corner of the country to Melbourne could hardly be a "drop in".

Donny B.
Hey Donny

Not to worry, when you are ready for the road trip drop me a pm and I will take you up to the ski club, thats snow ski club for a weekend or a few days and get you really cold. We have a nice fire to keep you warm and theres lots of Port and you dont have to drive home that night !!

Catch up when we can.


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