Webley M1906 Pistol Holster : Corporal D Kilp, Z Special Forces

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number REL33273.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Firearm accessory
Physical description Brass, Canvas
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1916
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

A pistol holster for a Webley M1906 Metropolitan Police semi-automatic pistol with attached holster storage pouch. The holster is made from brown canvas and has brass fittings and press studs.

History / Summary

Canvas pistol holster issued with the Webley M1906 Metropolitan Police pistol. It was used to hold the pistol taken from a dead Japanese pilot by Donald Kilp who was serving with Z Special forces in New Guinea. The pistol then became his personal weapon. The Japanese aircraft had been shot down by Australian forces serving in the area.