1970s British Army
Personal knowledge, though I'm sure there are pictures out there, in the 1970s the British Army used essentially the same bandage as an ankle gaiter. See here for brief text-only reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:32, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
- Now added to article but with different ref. Thanks for highlighting this. Alansplodge (talk) 22:15, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
In the spirit of this page as a discussion can I ask; is there any relationship between puttees and pampooties type of footwear formally worn by Aran Islanders off the West coast of Ireland? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:18, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
"serving both as a support and protection" supporting what? protecting what?
Also the article implies I misunderstood what puttees were; I thought they were a substitute for socks, but they appear to be worn over the trousers. If this is correct, perhaps make this explicit. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:34, 17 May 2013 (UTC)