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Old 01-01-16, 03:43
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Friends,

I want to start a tread about water cans on Canadian Carriers.

In the picture a Mk 2 .

The question has probably been answered and then maybe not.

Here is what i have in the picture :

They are all marked GSW , Dates are 43 and 44 .

From historical and photographic evidence , what colour water cans would of been carried in the NWE theater of operations please ?

Also , why grey , white ? Is black original ?

Was there a standard adhered to ?

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Old 01-01-16, 04:32
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Yes, colours were standardized. Originally water cans were white with black lettering, this was changed in 1943 to grey with white lettering although you will see both types in use up to the end of WWII.

Petrol Cans were khaki drab with white lettering. I don't know if they were ever manufactured in stone colour for the desert.

Here is a Canadian manufactured Water can for the Russians.

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Old 01-01-16, 04:48
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Thank-you Ed.

I will take a picture of the dates on my cans.

My screen does not allow me to fully appreciate the colour of your can.

Could you describe it please ?

White would be kind of conspicuous on the batlefield would it not ?

How about gas and oil cans ?
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I have this one
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Old 02-01-16, 17:13
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Thanks for your input Radek, very gracious of you.

My computer screen does not give full credit to your picture colours Radek but that looks like Olive green/ drab .

That's a new one on me again.

So we have white, grey, black and Olive Drab for Canadian GSW water cans .

Anyone else ?
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Robert,

I have them dated 1940 and 41 also.

Most of mine have the bails to hold the cap - where do those bits go to?


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That's a 4 gall 'Flimsy' Ron
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...... being used by a much younger Vladimir Putin??
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Old 22-03-16, 04:06
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Now that we are on the subject : Did the Canadians in Sicily for example use the Flimsy with their Carriers ?

How about NWE ?
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Just my thoughts Robert. But we couldn't wait to replace the 'Flimsy' once we had acquired the better idea and the Jerry Can was heavily in production from 1942. I'm sure the Canadians would have been suitably equipped in mid 43.
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