BRITISH WW2 L-STRAPS P-37 PATTERN SHOULDER STRAPS - BLANCO GREEN
UK P-37 ORIGINAL BLANCOED GREEN WWII L-STRAPS
Left and right P-37 webbing L straps.
Worn with the P37 large and small packs.
This is a set of 2 British Commonwealth P1937 L straps that have been blancoed green.
Blanco was a compound used primarily by soldiers throughout the Commonwealth from 1880 onwards to clean and colour their equipment.
By the middle of the war all soldiers would have blancoed their khaki webbing to colour KG3 (Khaki green N03) This was so the webbing could blend in with the natural camouflage of the trees and vegetation of Europe. The soldiers continued to Blanco their webbing when battling north in operation Market Garden at Arhnem and the crossing of the Rhine in Operation Varsity.
Blanco became widely used throughout both world wars.
This webbing has many different shades of green