Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:04 AM
Many TA units wore the Patt. '03 Bandolier Equipment prior to the War (and into 1914-15), and some wild and wonderful variations were developed, including additional pockets, braces, packs, etc. Probably the last widespread infantry use of Bandolier Equipment was by a Territorial unit, the 1st/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, who landed in Gallipoli wearing '03 Pattern. The Pattern did continue in use in the Great War, with Colonial infantry, campaigning in Africa and also many of the Indian Army units on the Western Front.