An original 1941 Dated British Army ordinary ranks khaki drill tunic in good condition.
This pattern of tunic, or 'frock' to give it its correct name, closely follows that of the pattern worn during the Great War. It is made from a tan - khaki coloured cotton drill and features pleated patch pockets to the chest, epaulettes at the shoulders and a stand and fall collar. The jacket is fitted with a set of brass Kings crown buttons which are all held in place with brass split rings.
Inside the tunic the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It bears the title 'Khaki Drill Jackets No.2 (Green) O.R. Except Scottish Regiments' below which is the size of 4. The maker's name of 'Lewis Bros' is also present as is the date of February 1941 and the War Department broad arrow marking. There is also a War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'P' which confirms 1941 as the year of issue.
The tunic is a small size which is designed to fit a 34" - 35" chest and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 18 1/2"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 24"
Length - 28 1/4"
Shoulders - 14 3/4"
The condition of the tunic is good for its age. It shows some signs of wear and use but is structurally sound and still wearable. There is some limited staining etc but overall it displays well. Please study the pictures to assess the condition before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A good early war tunic with a nice clear label and acceptance stamp.
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