Discussion in 'Living History' started by Daniel Jones, Apr 12, 2004.
What colour were the enamel mugs issued to British troops?
The re-enactors will probably pounce on me - but weren't the issue field mugs a dark-ish red-brown colour ( almost brick red ) ?
Have seen several colours. The above mentioned brown mug in several shades of brown, but also white and green-ish. They are marked WD and year. Have a postwar 1953 one for re-enacting. These are much stronger then the available mug's sold for re-enacting.
As far as I know they were usually brown though white ones were produced and distributed (usually not to combat troops though I am guessing) as well as sent to the Russians through lend lease.
[ 12. April 2004, 12:39 PM: Message edited by: Popski ]
I think that a mug was a mug in those day's and not get too concerned about the colour. The pre-war mugs were white but later on they got some brown colour according to B Davis.
Here a picture on road to Arnhem with white enamel mug hanging on the small packs.
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