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by jan
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question
Replies: 38
Views: 9092

Re: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question

I had today the change to see the harness and took some close up photos of the quick release,

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Jan
by jan
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question
Replies: 38
Views: 9092

Re: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question

Roy, thanks for the observation, good to know. These alloy tins were not with the harness set, at the moment the harness is stored in an army caserne near Antwerp. Yes the set on the photo is indeed for the near side wheeler. Here are some recent photos of the Kings Troop, taken last year during a v...
by jan
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question
Replies: 38
Views: 9092

Re: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question

Roy, here is part of the harness set, it was the first time ever I fitted one, also for Ludie it was the first time she had such a complete harness on.

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Regards,
Jan
by jan
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question
Replies: 38
Views: 9092

Re: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question

This is a not a Belgian variation, the Belgian army never used the British style harness, it is a British made one that came some 30 years ago to the museum, it is a complete 6 horse set in two metal transport boxes. Because it is brand new, it can now be used has a back up set for the 1914 commemor...
by jan
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question
Replies: 38
Views: 9092

Re: WWI Era Australian (British?) Artillery harness question

Here is a photo showing the short leather strap and the quick release. (It is from a serie of photos, with some uniformed figurants, I took two years ago showing part of the harness that was loaned out by the Brussels army museum.) http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/802/rt70.jpg regards, Jan
by jan
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Battlefield Horse Carcasses
Replies: 70
Views: 18021

Re: Battlefield Horse Carcasses

On the roads leading out Haelen towards the battlefield, the Belgian army build some improvised barrikades made of cut down trees and carts, these photos were taken the day after the battle, dead German cavalry horses still lying there. The Belgian soldiers are from the Guides Brigade, they did not ...
by jan
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Chinese cavalry
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Chinese cavalry

20 minutes film about a todays Chinese cavalry outpost, patrolling, working with the horses and live in general in the posts barracks. Looks very basic and self supporting. Spoken in Chinese but worth looking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rirxoznbozw

Jan
by jan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Disbanding ceremony
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Disbanding ceremony

On 16.09.2012 the colors of two Dutch armoured cavalry regiments were taken in, this is also the end for the Leopard 2 tank in the Dutch army.

Photos of the ceremony with mounted escort,

http://www.pbase.com/militairruiterbewi ... n_den_haag

Jan
by jan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Enlisted Pocket Knife
Replies: 44
Views: 31654

Re: British Enlisted Pocket Knife

These Pocket Knifes were also made for the Belgian army by COLIN WINAND, most have 1951 dates, and the armys ABL marking. These are together with the lanyards still issued today on every new recruit. Cold war stock, they must have huge piles of these in store. I like the knife, it is basic, compact ...
by jan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Combination Halter Bridle Experimental
Replies: 15
Views: 5015

Re: Combination Halter Bridle Experimental

Thank you Rick.

Jan
by jan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: some other combination halters
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: some other combination halters

Mounted Belgian gendarm between the two world wars, http://imageshack.us/a/img856/2779/gustavevanpuyvelde.jpg Belgian cavalry, in this case Guides, early 30's, horses have the combination halter made without the loops for the head chain and British model halter chains, these lasts became standard fo...
by jan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: some other combination halters
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: some other combination halters

Tom, Yes I use these all the time, both are more or less based on the same princip, but I prefer the Belgian Gendarmerie model (mine is made in 1978) because it is the simpler of the two, it is also quicker and easier to take apart for cleaning then the British model. I never had any problems with b...
by jan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: some other combination halters
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

some other combination halters

Seeing the US experimental model I like to show some Belgian and the British ones, (I posted the Belgian model some years ago but cannot find it back) This is the standard Belgian army model that was in use since around 1892 for both officer and troop horses in al mounted and horse drawn units. In t...
by jan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Combination Halter Bridle Experimental
Replies: 15
Views: 5015

Re: Combination Halter Bridle Experimental

Interesting, I did not know that the US army did experiments with this type of bridles, were these also used during world war one with the US expedition force in Europe ?

Jan
by jan
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cavalry escorting cavalry POWs
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: Cavalry escorting cavalry POWs

These photos were all taken in Gœulzin (not Guelzin like written on the photo), this is a small village a few km south of Douai, not far away from the border with Belgium.

Jan
by jan
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rolling Kitchen
Replies: 84
Views: 31853

Re: Rolling Kitchen

Some Belgian army horse drawn Fieldkitchen during world war one, 1915 http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9913/endereersterijdendeveld.jpg 1916, filling in the water, http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3301/waterbevoorradingvandev.jpg 1917 / 1918, most of the soldiers are wearing the US supplied unif...
by jan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Battlefield Horse Carcasses
Replies: 70
Views: 18021

Re: Battlefield Horse Carcasses

Several bend German steel lances can also been seen on the first photo, that part of the battlefield is still much the same today. A link to a story of a visit to the Haelen battlefield a few days after the fighting, http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Haelen_Battlefield/Haelen_Battlefield_01...
by jan
Wed May 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 12054

Re: Finnish Cavalry

"By off chance, did you save a copy of the Finnish rolling kitchen?"

No Pat, unfortunately I did not.


Jan
by jan
Wed May 30, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Finnish Cavalry Saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Re: Finnish Cavalry Saddle

A very nice saddle ! Very similar to the German Armeesattel 25, also the rear packstraps with double buckles are indentical to the German design. I specially like the saddle bag fixing at the rear. Does the saddle also comes in different sizes ? Are these saddles and everthing that goes with it comm...
by jan
Wed May 30, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 12054

Re: Finnish Cavalry

I saved some of these photos, here they are, http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3289/ari1fv.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4815/ari2.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4725/rimg0162.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img832.imagesha...