An original British Army Officers Jungle Green Bush Jacket dating from the 1950s which belonged to a Royal Army Service Corps Captain who served in FARELF.
This jacket is typical of those worn in the 1950s by British officer's serving in the Far East. It is made from cotton drill and features pleated breast pockets with pointed flaps, lower flapped bellows pockets, long sleeves with barrel cuffs and epaulettes. To each upper sleeve is a formation badge which was worn by Allied Land Forces South East Asia (ALFSEA) in 1944 which then became HQ South East Asian Land Forces (SEALF) in 1946. In 1947 the designation changed again to GHQ Far East Land Forces (FARELF). Whilst the jacket could date from the 1940s it was more than likely made in the 1950s.
The epaulettes feature original jungle green slip-on titles which bear the rank of captain and the regiment he was a member of. These appear to be original to the jacket and are a great original period feature.
The jacket comes complete with it's matching waistbelt an brass buckle which are often missing.
The jacket will fitted someone 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 22 1/4"
Waist - 16 1/2"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 23"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 29"
The tunic is in worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. It is still very wearable and displays well but may have small issues commensurate with age. Please take time to study the pictures provided and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice original Jungle Green tunic with nice period insignia.
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