A 1943 dated example of the British army 1940 pattern (austerity) battledress blouse with Royal Engineers insignia and captains pips.
The blouse is a good size 9 as can be seen from the label and will fit up to 40" chest. The blouse also has the WD stamp and the letter N above it which denotes 1943 as the year of manufacture.
The blouse features the 'early' brown horn buttons often sort after by collectors. It also has the correct waist buckle.
Each sleeve features Royal Engineers embroidered shoulder titles, printed 21st Army Group patches and Royal Engineers arm of service stripes. Each shoulder has three pips denoting captain. The shoulder titles are both damaged, particularly on one side.
The overall condition of the blouse is good, the lining being in very good condition. The serge is also in good condition but had had some moth damage. This has been taken into account when pricing this blouse.
A nicely badged Normandy period blouse which displays very well.