A nice pair of original, unissued Indian made British Army Khaki Drill Trousers dated 1945.
This pattern of trousers were issued to men serving in the British Army and Royal Air Force, amongst other units during the Second World War. Indian made clothing such as this saw widespread issue in both the Middle East and Far East as the supply lines were shorter than shipping from other parts of the world.
Made from a khaki coloured cotton drill these trousers feature stamped metal buttons and crude stitching which are both hallmarks of Indian made buttons. All the original buttons are present including those for attaching braces to and the waist fastens with the twin belt and buckle design first seen on the 1941 pattern Khaki Drill uniform. A First Field Dressing pocket is fitted to the right hip whilst the rear of the trousers features twin pleats as is commonly found on wartime KD trousers.
Inside the trousers the original date stamp is still clear and legible and states the year of manufacture as 1945 and the maker as 'P.S'. Other stamps include the size stamp of '4' in a circle and the usual circular date stamp usually found on Indian items.
The trousers will fit someone of around a 31" Waist with a 31" inside leg and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 31"
Outside leg - 44"
Cuff - 10"
The trousers are in new old stock, unworn condition and display very well. They do not show any signs of previous wear or use but may have a number of very small holes and marks which are from storage. Overall they display well but are not 100% perfect. Please study the pictures before purchasing.
A great pair of original wartime KD trousers with a clear date and in good condition. These would make a great addition to any wardrobe or collection.
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