E.J.Wilkins

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Kit dump

This was the some of the kit used by four members of the UOTC during a couple of days on a field exercise in December.

I'm told that these bergens are used to carry "stuff" - food, clothes, sleeping bag etc - from one place to another. A smaller day sack is used for the essential "stuff" for one day - waterproofs, warm kit and that day's food and drink. Small, and still essential, "stuff" is carried in webbing pouches.

UOTC is University Officer Training Corps, a branch of the Territorial Army.
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At Rollestone


Kit dump

This was the some of the kit used by four members of the UOTC during a couple of days on a field exercise in December.

I'm told that these bergens are used to carry "stuff" - food, clothes, sleeping bag etc - from one place to another. A smaller day sack is used for the essential "stuff" for one day - waterproofs, warm kit and that day's food and drink. Small, and still essential, "stuff" is carried in webbing pouches.

UOTC is University Officer Training Corps, a branch of the Territorial Army.
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comments (18)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 14 Aug 2009, 01:10
I like the dof in this photo good "stuff" Ellie
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 02:03
Another vanishing point, Ellie! Do you know why the tops of the fence poles are painted white? To be seen better?
EJWilkins: I think you're right, that they're painted to make them seen, especially at night and when it snows. There is no streetlighting in this area, and it's quite bleak - only about three or four miles from Stonehenge.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Aug 2009, 03:35
Looks more like a bushwalking group than a shootingfolks squad, Ellie.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 14 Aug 2009, 06:26
Dont know how they move with all the kit they carry
EJWilkins: Nor do I!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2009, 08:47
The half painted postsmake this quite a bizarre composition Ellie
EJWilkins: It is really, they don't seem to go together somehow
I think they have all gone down the pub.

richard
EJWilkins: No pub within, oooh, quite a distance. I'd think four or five miles.

I think these belonged to some of the group in an earlier picture.
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag!!
EJWilkins: It'd take a heck of a lot of troubles to fill these!

I'm going to be humming that song now smile
My lad had a ergen when he was in the Army Cadets as a teenager, I couldn't even lift it but fortunately he could.
EJWilkins: They're incredibly heavy aren't they, I couldn't easily lift one let alone walk with it and the other bits and pieces they need to carry
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 14 Aug 2009, 12:47
These packs weight ton's Ellie, you need muscles on muscles to walk and run with these.
Happy weekend.
EJWilkins: Absolutely, they're incredibly heavy. There's no way I could walk far with one on my back, let alone run!
Enjoy your weekend too smile
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Aug 2009, 14:32
"Pack up your troubles in your kit bag.." or whatever the old song said! The camouflage has not worked.. I can see them wink
EJWilkins: I can see them too! tongue

Good song, I'll be humming it for ages now!
I'd rather they were carrying those packs than me Ellie!
EJWilkins: Too true Bernie, I agree with you smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2009, 19:50
A nice pitstop picture, Ellie. Someone's not armored right!
EJWilkins: These, I think, belonged to some of the group in the earlier picture wink
Was there anyone else there Ellie...or had they gone down to the pub..
EJWilkins: Nope, no pub within quite a distance. These belonged to the first group to arrive back from the exercise (pictured earlier). The rest came in at about 30 minute intervals.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2009, 03:32
Whatever they carry, they've got my respect Ellie!

It's hard for me to carry my laptop bag to the office!

Nicely captured.
EJWilkins: Same here Kay, I couldn't manage to lift one of them!
great stuff.
a picture says a thousand words....
excellent
Cheers
Rob
EJWilkins: "great stuff" ... yes, a great big heap of it! wink
Another sad photo. But a good one, especially the contrast between the white posts and the camo kit.
EJWilkins: Yes, I can see how it could be sad Sheila, but the people who'd been carrying these had enjoyed a good few days and had learned a fair bit about themselves too.
Your camping stuff for the weekend? ;-)
EJWilkins: Heck no! I couldn't even lift one of them!
smile thanks for the blast form the past smile

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