Map satchel : Major General G A Vasey
|Title||Map satchel : Major General G A Vasey|
|Date made||c 1939-1944|
Khaki canvas map satchel and document case, with fold over flap secured by two press studs, and two internal heavy clear celluloid inserts to protect the contents. The back of the case is reinforced with an 'H' shaped steel and brass frame and also bears a self fabric carry handle, which threads through a brass suspension hook. The sides of the satchel fasten with two press studs. A further stud on each side allows the lower section of the case to be folded back and secured to reveal maps or documents held behind the protective celluloid. The top flap has angled mitred corners, and carries a number of self fabric holders inside for pens, pencils and erasers.
George Alan Vasey, a professional soldier, was born on 29 March 1895. He graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1915, and during the First World War served with 4 and 22 Field Artillery Brigades, and as brigade major of 11 Infantry Brigade.