Here is a widely used definition of a Navy "Ditty Bag" - I used mine to store my Pogey Bait from the Geedunk. GI8 GI6 GI7Joker18 said:Uh-oh now someone is gonna ask where "ditty bag" came from! GI7
Wow - that's probably more than anyone wanted to know... GI6DITTY BAG - Ditty bag (or box) was originally called ditto bag because it contained at least two of everything: two needles, two spools of thread, two buttons, etc. With the passing of years, the "ditto" was dropped in favor of ditty and remains so today. Before WWII, the Navy issued ditty boxes made of wood and styled after foot lockers These carried the personal gear and some clothes of the sailor. Today the ditty bag is still issued to recruits and contains a sewing kit, toiletry articles and personal items such as writing paper and pens.