Pickerings No. 103 Khaki Green (Light)

No. 103 Pickering’s Web Equipment Renovator No. 103 Khaki Green (Light)
The “Blanco” brand name now absent and replaced with the company name instead.
This was the Army’s official “Renovator Web Equipment” introduced at the end of 1954 (part of the four approved khaki-green shades of KG3, 61, 97 and 103) and was supplied exclusively through the NAAFI.

3oz tin – M.S. Specification No. T.S. 213A
Joseph Pickering & Sons Ltd. Sheffield, England.

Directions: Wash of ordinary cleaner and allow webbing to dry. Apply with stiff brush rubbing all ways for even covering. Then dry thoroughly.

Pickerings 103 tin
Photo: David Pratt

The photo below shows the tin contents and product applied to cleaned webbing. I would be hard pushed to say there is much of a green element despite the “Khaki Green” description and that “Khaki” alone would be a sufficient description. The result looks very similar to the natural webbing colour. One might suppose this is intentional since the original functions of Blanco were to preserve a clean and uniform appearance, covering up wear, grubbiness and natural variation in raw webbing colour.
Pickerings 103 application
Comparison of Pickerings 97 and 103
Photo: David Pratt

And a comparison of 103’s.
Top left: Pickering’s 103
Top right: Quippy 103
Both bottom blocks are Joseph Pickering Blanco 103 showing variation in batch colour.
Blanco 103
Photo: David Pratt