An original 1941 dated British Army 1940 Pattern (Dismounted) Greatcoat which belonged to a sergeant of the Royal Artillery. His Battledress Jacket is listed separately and is also dated 1941.
The coat is made from the standard khaki coloured blanket wool serge used for greatcoats during this period. It features a half belt to the rear and the original owner has fitted a full set of brass Royal Artillery pattern Kings crown buttons. The skirt features a Royal Artillery button which is fitted to a metal link onto which is a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers button inside the coat as illustrated in pictures 10 and 11. Sergeants stripes are fitted to each sleeve and they are surmounted by gun badges.
The coat retains its original issue label to the interior which bears the title 'Greatcoat Dismounted 1940 Pattern'. The size is stated as 10 which is intended to fit a 43" - 44" chest and up to a height of 6'. The maker's name of 'Prices Tailors Ltd Proprietors of the Fifty Shilling Tailors' is also present as is the War Department broad arrow marking. There is also an issue stamp with the date of January 1941 which makes this one of the first 1940 pattern coats to have been produced.
The condition of the coat is good with no serious flaws or damage. There is a button missing to the rear vent but overall it displays well and is still very wearable. Please bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original wartime greatcoat in a hard to find large size!