Original 1945 Dated Army Air Corps Attributed Battledress Trousers

Original 1945 Dated Army Air Corps Attributed Battledress Trousers

Code: 55365

£750.00 £1,000.00 Approx $934, €873.11
 

An original pair of 1945 dated British Army 1940 Pattern (Austerity) Battledress Trousers which belogned to a sergeant in the Army Air Corps. 

These trousers belonged to 851297 Sergeant T D Tozer. The only information I can find about him shows he was attached to 2nd Air Landing Brigade which was disbanded in January 1945 and therefore confirms that he served during the Second World War. The rank of sergeant would suggest that he was a glider pilot attached to 2nd Air Landing Birgade at some stage prior to January 1945. 

The trousers are the standard austerity pattern produced from 1942 until 1946. They are made from a khaki green coloured serge wool and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a large map pocket to the front of the left leg. There is a single pocket to the rear of the trousers and all of the buttons are green coloured vegetable ivory (plastic) examples as are usually found during this period. Interestingly, the original owner has resewn all of the fly buttons with Cambridge blue coloured thread. It can only be assumed this was done out of sheer pride of being in the AAC!?

The original label is no longer present but inside the trousers there is a War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'Z' which confirms 1945 as the year of issue. The original owner has added his name, rank and serial number as well as his regiment to the interior in ink. 

The trousers are in good condition and display well with no serious damage or flaws. There is a section of wear to the front around the top of the fly as illustrated in picture 8 which is most likely from where a belt has been worn regularly. Overall they display well but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-worn pair of trousers which may have small issues commensurate with age. 

A very nice original pair of attributed Army Air Corps trousers which offer the prospect of further research.