An original British Army Windproof Cadet Smock in a size 1.
Officially designated 'Smock Windproof Green Cadet Forces (AD), these smocks were based on the Blacks standard anorak and saw extensive use throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Made from a green coloured, tight weave cotton; this smock features a large pocket to the centre of the chest which seals with velcro and two lower patch pockets which fasten with buttons. The hood features a short zip made by 'NZ'. The drawstring has been removed from the waist and the original fishtail strap is still present to the interior.
Inside the smock the original label is still present. It bears the size as well as the A/78 contract number and the maker's name of 'James Smith & CO (Derby)'.
When laid flat the smock measures -
Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 16"
Outside arm - 20"
Length - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 19 1/2"
The overall condition of the smock is good with some signs of wear and use. It is still very wearable with no major flaws or issues but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item.
A nice example of this pattern of smock. These are quickly becoming very sought-after!