An original pair of British Army 1946 Pattern Battledress trousers in a size 9.
These trousers came into issue in 1946 replacing the 1940 (austerity) pattern trousers, although the pattern was hardly changed. The only real difference is that inside the waistband there are twice as many brace buttons as in the 1940 pattern!
The trousers look the same as wartime austerity pattern trousers from the outside featuring a large map pocket to the left thigh, First Field Dressing pocket and rear pocket - all with exposed buttons. There are also two buttons to the rear which attach the blouse to the trousers. All the buttons are the green coloured vegetable ivory (plastic) plastic type used during the Second World War.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and states the size as No.9. The manufacturer's name of 'B. Bloom Limited' is present as is the 1946 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
The trousers are designed to fit a 34" - 35" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 17"
Inside leg - 29"
The trousers are in good condition as can be seen from the photographs and display well. There are limited signs of wear and use with one small hole to the First Field Dressing pocket. The discolouration to the rear is a flaw in the photography and does not exist. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that the trousers are a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
These trousers are ideal to fill a gap in a ww2 collection or for a re-enactor as they are identical to wartime pattern trousers from the outside.