An original Second World War period British Army Officers Khaki Drill Tunic in well worn and used condition.
This style of Bush Jacket became popular with British Officers during World War Two as a more practical alternative to the regulation Khaki Drill Officers tunic which was cut in the same fashion as the standard green wool tunic. The bush jacket offered a looser fit which proved to be much better suited to fighting and working.
The jacket features light tan horn buttons to the front, epaulettes, cuff and chest pockets. all are present and appear to be original to the tunic. The jacket also features a spear point shaped collar which is typical of items made during the 1940s. Inside the jacket has the name 'Spokes' written in ink.
This bush jacket has seen some heavy use and has period repairs in various places as photographed. They really add to the story of the jacket and are done in a typical period way.
The tunic is a large wearable size with a 44" chest making it an ideal jacket for re-enactment.