We are probably straying from this sites' Skinhead theme and the clothes, but maybe not. I reckon many of the 15/16 year old skinheads in 68/69 were in small gangs when they were 10/11 years old. We used to fight with rival schools, rival streets and even the top and bottom ends of the same street. School football matches sometimes ended in fights. Most of this went on without the parents having a clue. At 12 years old I wanted an air rifle or pistol just like one of my mates. Dad said no, thank God. He did buy me a metal toy crossbow that came with wooden arrows and a rubber stopper end. Within a day the rubber was removed and I was sharpening the wooden arrows ready for the enemy. Looking back I can't believe the young me and I was no different to all my mates.We were wild.
This "Straying" as you say,I think is good for M.O.M.'s book.Great stuff guys.I see this as my contribution,ask dumb questions and see where you guys go wit it.There does seem to be a large surplus of Military gear and I imagine after WW2 They wanted to make a little cash back.The Gas Mask Lunch Box.When they gonna bring it back?