These rare woollen anklets were unique to the Australian Military Forces in the early part of WW2 and were on issue in the Middle East until replaced by the standard heavier canvas anklet/gaiter. Later they were used by the VDC (Volunteer Defence Corps). Used condition pair with matching service number. One of the photos shows Australian soldiers in Egypt in 1940 and the type of anklet can be clearly seen on the soldier behind the Bren Gunner. The item in the photo is the item you receive. Scroll down for more photo description.