Royal Artillery Loader gloves

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by patrick1974, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. patrick1974

    patrick1974 We will remember them.

    I have this pair of RA loader gloves,but i have never seen a period photo of them where they are being worn.So if anyone can help me with that it would be much appreciated.

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  2. patrick1974

    patrick1974 We will remember them.

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  3. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Can only find a US Pic
    RA 39-45 Did'nt usualy bother with them (Med+Heavy Regts), only for Dress Shoots (demos) or if it was very cold. They liked to have hard,caloused hands a bit like Builders do. Think the German Gunners liked to use them though.
    No H+S then.
    A great find though!

    [​IMG]Gun crew of D Battery, 208th Coast Artillery (AA) firing their 3-inch gun at Dobodura, New Guinea in May 1943.Breech end of an M3 gun somewhere in the tropical Pacific.
    Uniform of the day: boxers, helmet and work gloves.
  4. patrick1974

    patrick1974 We will remember them.

    Thank you very much Rob for the photo and info.Do you think that the RA museum perhaps has some photographic evidence these ever been worn in battle??

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