Personal water carrier : Special Air Services Regiment

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Accession Number REL30514.004
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Cotton, Nylon webbing, Plastic, Velcro
Maker Camelbak
Place made United States of America
Date made c 1999-2002
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-
Description

US made 'CamelBak' 70 ounce water reservoir. The transparent polyurethane plastic water retaining bladder is carried in an insulated black and grey foam sleeve with Velcro closure at the top and rear shoulder straps for carrying on the back. The owner's details are marked in black felt pen on the grey surface. The entire insulating bag has been enclosed in a hand-made camouflage bag made from the sleeve of an Australian Army DPCU shirt sleeve, the cuff button and tab being used to close the top of the bag. A 100 cm blue plastic tube ending in a split opening mouthpiece extends from the bottom of the bladder, and is enclosed in olive green nylon fabric tubing.

History / Summary

Used by an Australian Special Air Services (SAS) Regiment trooper in Afghanistan, 2002.