Just hanging out around Surrey, waiting to cross the Channel

(Photo/text via Range Days in France)

(Photo/text via Range Days in France)

Scots Guardsman circa 1914/5 at Caterham depot. It shows some great detail. He is armed with an SMLE Mk I with its associated P1907 curved Quillion bayonet. He is wearing a set of P1908 webbing in early war marching order. Of note are the “Carriers, cartridge, 75 rounds, left, Mark II (3rd Issue)” with the added retaining straps, a late 1914 modification to prevent full .303 chargers falling out, when leaning on the trench parapets.

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