An original pair of original 1950 pattern Drill Green trousers in good condition which date from 1953.
This pattern of trousers with the cross belt waist came into issue with British forces in 1944. It stayed in use well into the 1970s under different designations including '1950 pattern'. The waist belt was designed to be adjustable to account for the wearer losing weight in hot climates. This style is now often referred to as 'Gurkha pants'.
The trousers are made from a green coloured cotton drill material and feature a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips, twin rear pockets and a map pocket to the left leg. The fly fastens with green plastic buttons as do the pockets and the waist belts fasten with single prong buckles made from metal.
Inside the trousers the original label is still bright and legible. They Bear the title 'Trousers Drill SCC15 Green 1950 Pattern' below which is the size of 6. The maker's name of 'Alfred Polikoff Wales Ltd' is also present as is the 1953 date and the War Department broad arrow.
The trousers will suit around a 32" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16 1/4"
Rise - 15 1/2"
Rear rise - 16"
Inside leg - 29"
Outside leg - 43 1/2"
Cuff - 8"
The trousers are in very good condition with no signs of serious wear or use. All the buttons are present as are the metal waist buckles and overall they display well. There are some light marks which are evident in the pictures and a repair to the rear near the righthand pocket as illustrated in picture 8. Please take time to study these and remember that these are a pre-owned, vintage pair of trousers which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A good pair of this hard to find pattern of trousers with a clear label.