An original pair of pre Second World War British Army Ordinary Ranks mounted breeches dated 1933.
These pre-war breeches were used by a variety of regiments including a number of cavalry regiments, the Royal Artillery and the Royal Signals amongst others. They differ in cut to the later WW2 dispatch riders breeches and don't feature a first field dressing pocket. These rare jodhpurs would have been worn with the 1922 pattern service dress tunic.
The breeches are made from a heavy khaki coloured whipcord material and feature suede reinforcing patches on the inner thighs and cotton drill sections to the bottom which button around the calf. There are two frog mouth pockets to the front of the breeches, a button flying and brace buttons are fitted around the top of the breeches. All the buttons are stamped brass examples as are commonly found on British military clothing during this period.
Inside the breeches the original War Department acceptance stamp is still present and is bright and legible. It is surmounted by the letter 'X' which denotes 1933 as the year of issue.
The breeches will suit around a 32" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 21 1/2"
Inside leg - 28"
Outside leg - 41"
Calf - 6"
The overall condition of the breeches is good and they display well. There are no serious flaws or damage but please take time to study the pictues before purchasing and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Overall a nice pair of pre-war breeches which display well. These would make an excellent addition to a pre war uniform or any early / BEF period British Army collection.