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UNIFORM & KIT ISSUED TO THE BRITISH ARMY DURING WW2
This pictorial library is devoted to the recording of "Uniform and Kit" issued to a British Soldier of any corps, during the Second World War. Consider it a virtual "Q" Store in British militaria. It is not exhaustive and will be added to over time. Any reader who wishes to contribute photographs and text will be recognised and credited with such information. I also invite collectors of other nation's militaria to forward content (please see our other countries listed on the drop down menu) - so that a comprehensive list of "Axis" and "Allies" uniform/kit is detailed.
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No. 4 Mk. II Spike Bayonet
The most common bayonet which is associated with the No.4 Lee-Enfield Rifle; is the No. 4 Mk. II "Spike" bayonet. This bayonet was a simplified version of the Mk. 1 bayonet (the type with the cruciform blade flukes) which reduced the cost in manufacture of it's predecessor. The bayonet blade was 8 inches in length and it was forged in one complete unit with the socket head, making for a very strong - yet simple manufacturing process. The bayonet was produced for Britain by the Scottish firm 'Singer', however the Long Branch firm of Canada and American versions made by 'Savage Stevens Co.' were issued to the British Forces. In all, over 3 million bayonets were manufactured by all producers and it was by far the most economical of all bayonets to be used by the Commonwealth.