Original WW2 British Army Khaki Drill Bush Jacket

Original WW2 British Army Khaki Drill Bush Jacket

Code: 54456

£100.00 Approx $126.58, €116.69

An original British Military Khaki Drill Bush Jacket dating from the 1940s and in good condition. 

This jacket is typical of those worn by men serving with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in the 1940s. It is devoid of any labels or markings which would suggest that this is a private purchase example, as is very common to find. Many officers bought their own uniform and equipment with Khaki Drill uniforms being no exception. This example appears to have been made in theatre based on the stitching and button holes. 

The jacket is made from a medium weight cotton and features long sleeves, an open collar and patch pockets to the chest. Bellows pockets can be found to the rear portion of the jacket and eppaultes are fitted to each shoulder. The jacket is fitted with revolving shank buttons which are removable for laundering purposes. The cuff features coconut husk buttons which are often found on Indian wartime manufactured clothing and would suggest that this jacket was made in India.

There is evidence towards the top of each sleeve of where rank insignia has previously been fitted which appears to have been sergeant stripes surmounted by a crown. This may suggest that the jacket was originally worn by someone in the RAF.

The jacket is a smaller size which will suit around a 36" - 37" chest depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures - 

Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 16"
Outside arm - 22 3/4"
Length - 27 1/2"
Shoulders - 16"

The jacket is in good wearable condition and displays well. There are some limited signs from age and use but overall it looks to be very wearable. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age. 

A nice original period KD bush jacket which would suit a re-enactor or collector well.