An original pair of 1965 dated British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in a size 5.
These 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 'NZ' to the front and 'Made in England' to the reverse.
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 size as No. 5 and the manufacturer as 'C Williams & Son Ltd'. Below this is the 1965 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
The trousers will suit around a 32" waist and when laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 16 1/2"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 18 1/2"
Inside leg - 30"
Outside leg - 43 1/2"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The trousers are in well worn condition with various signs of wear and use. They display well enough and are still very wearable but have various stains and some period repairs. They are far from perfect so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
An original pair of 1960 pattern combat trousers in a good size and with a nice clear label.
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