An original pair of 1968 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.
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 'James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd'. Below this is the 1968 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
The trousers will suit around a 32" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 15 1/2"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 30 1/2"
Outside leg - 45"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The trousers are in used condition with some staining and various signs of age and use. The rear belt loop is missing a button but overall they look to be very wearable still. The condition is reflected in the price so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A good pair of combat trousers with a clear date.
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