An original 1922 pattern Service Dress tunic dated 1942 in excellent condition.
This pattern of tunic closely resembles the tunics worn by the British Army during the Great War but came into use during the inter-war years. The 1922 pattern tunic was still widely in issue at the outbreak of the Second World War and saw issue throughout the war with MPs and Warrant Officers amongst others. After the Second World War these tunics were still produced in small numbers and issued to some units.
This jacket is labelled 'Jacket Service Dress O.R' and is identical in pattern to those issued during the 1930s and features pleated chest pockets and buttoning lower pocket flaps. The label also states the jacket as being as size No. 11 which will fit a 38-40" chest and a 34" waist.
Inside the jacket is the WD stamp which is surmounted by the letter O which denotes 1942 as the year of issue.
The jacket is in excellent condition and has clearly never had heavy use. The serge the jacket is made from is perfect with no rips, tears or moth and the cotton drill lining is also exceptionally good.
The jacket retains its original brass belt hangers on each hip and comes with a full set of original brass kings crown general service buttons.
This jacket would be ideal for the collector or re-enactor alike. The condition is excellent for an original wartime dated jacket which is now becoming hard to find.