An original pair of original 1950 pattern Drill Green trousers in well worn condition and clearly dated 1967.
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 brown plastic buttons as do the pockets and the waist belts fasten with chrome plated buckles which are not the standard issue pattern.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and is bright and legible. The maker's name is stated as 'F. Fryer & Co. Ltd' and the 1967 date and War Department broad arrow markings are also present. The size is stated as No. 8 and when laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 15 1/2"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 30 1/2"
Outside leg - 43"
Cuff - 9 1/2"
The trousers are in well worn condition with various repairs. The pocket bags are ripped and there is heavy wear to the pocket openings and waist belts along with staining etc. Please take time to study the pictures and remember that these are a pre-owned, vintage pair of trousers which have issues commensurate with age.
A well worn pair of trousers which is reflected in the price.