An original pair of 1963 dated British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in a size 8 which are in excellent condition.
This pattern of trousers came into use with the British Army in the 1960s and were based on the 1952 Pattern uniform issued to British troops serving in Korea. These trousers would have been issued as part of a set which included a matching combat jacket.
The trousers are made from a plain olive green coloured cotton satten and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a map pocket to the left thigh. The trousers also have reinforced knees, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops. A double ended metal zipper closes the fly and is marked 'FLASH' to the front and 'Made in England' to the rear.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present. One label is an instruction label whilst the other is the issue label. The label states the year of manufacture as 1963 and the size as Size 8 - Long Medium. The makers name 'C. Williams & Son Ltd' is present as is the War Department broad arrow marking.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 18 1/2"
Rise - 16 1/2"
Rear rise - 20 1/2"
Inside leg - 33"
Outside leg - 47 1/2"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The condition of the trousers is excellent as can be seen in the pictures. They are still the deep green colour they were when new and have a nice sheen to them. They are almost a perfect int pair which have never been washed although there is some minor soiling to the knees which suggests they have been worn at some stage along with a few other small marks. They are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have other small issues commensurate with age.
A very good example of this pattern of combat trousers with a nice clear label.
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