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Old 05-01-18, 20:09
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Default Cookers, Portable Mk II, No. 2

Colin, that is a thorough piece of research on the Cookers, Portable, No. 2 and thank you for posting it. Here is a report that was written on the Cooker, Portable Mk II, No.2 following a cold weather test that was conducted in Canada in 1944.

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Jesse,

Understood. I have been in Sexton but I did not pay any attention to the area in question and you are definitely better qualified than I to speak about the challenges of trying to accommodate a British Cooker in the available space.

During the research I did look through some files relating to the Sexton that included documents about the stowage but they all seemed to relate to the changes that happened between Sexton I and Sexton II. I did not find any mention of changes desired or implemented regarding stowage of the Cooker.

I presume that the field expedient would have been to find a different place to stow the British Cooker.

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Old 06-01-18, 06:29
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Ed,

Thanks for your comments and for posting the report.

The report seems to help confirm that the British Cooker was not the type that was in common use in Canada at the time.

Attached is one page of the long list of items that were tested during those cold weather trials. If you follow the link you can scroll through the other pages of the document.

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...7/2436?r=0&s=1

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Old 06-01-18, 06:29
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The stove described, and pictured appears to be a No2, or a No2 Mk1. It is refered to as a No2 mk2. I do agree with the findings.
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Old 06-01-18, 12:53
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This seems to indicate that these stoves were still in use into the 1980s.
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I never had cause to notice them before, but I'll be looking now.

There is an old Cdn NSN for them, 7310-21-108-5755, which includes some Cdn army numbers for the model as well. The last update was 2013 on the number. A lot of the numbers refer to the Army cadets, so they may have been using them later than the actual Cdn Forces.

I see they are readily available on ebay,..
My reading of the above is that the above comments specifically relate to the Coleman 500 in CDN service, but you haven't mentioned the post-war service of the No2 mk2.

After looking on Ebay UK, I see a New Old Stock cooker in the bag with a manufacturing date of 1993 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Army-stov...kAAOSw-uNaS9YW). When did they phase them out of service, or is the No2 Mk2 still in use?

If the stoves were modified originally to become the Mk2 due to the introduction of leaded fuel, were any subsequent modifications required to run them on modern unleaded fuel with it's additives of ethanol, toluene and benzene (and who know's what else?) I see the ebay version I've linked is now called a No2 Mk2 Modified. Do these stoves run OK on modern fuel?

(PS If the seller would post internationally, I would not have linked this item! )
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Here is my Coleman stove with the pot/pan as described by Colin. This one also came with an original 1942 instruction booklet.
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One of the Coleman 500 aluminium cooking pots showed up in this film.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ect/1060023954
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For 105.80 (pounds) I'd take one...
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