An original British Army Officers neck tie which belonged to Captain Walter Scott Karran of the Intelligence Corps during the Second World War.
Captain Karran was born into a Manx family and went to school on the Isle of Man. He was educated at King William's College and was a member of the OTC there in 1929. With this in mind he would have almost certainly have enlisted at the very beginning of the Second World War, being more than old enough by that time.
Whilst this style of knitted tie is not usually associated with the Second World War; this is a guaranteed wartime item as it came with a group of effects, all of which date from 1945 or earlier. Knitted ties were highly popular in the Great War and came back into issue with ordinary ranks at the end of the Second World War. Officers purchased all of their uniform meaning they could choose between styles, clothes and cuts. Captain Karran obviously favoured this style!
The tie is in good condition with some signs of wear and age. There is some fraying where it has been tied many times.
Overall it displays well and would make a good addition to a British Army officer mannequin or similar.
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