An original pair of 1941 dated Canadian made battledress trousers which date from the Second World War.
This pattern of trousers was introduced at the beginning of the Second World War and saw widespread issue with Canadian troops throughout the conflict. Many British soldiers, particularly officers, also wore Canadian made battledress if they could get their hands on it as it was perceived to be of a higher quality to British made examples. In cut it closely follows the British 'Battledress, Serge' issued at the beginning of the war. It is however made from a darker, greener shade of serge and features Canadian pattern buttons. The first field dressing pocket also fastens with buttons as do the ankle tabs found at the bottom of each leg. Some of the original buttons have been replaced by the original owner and all are period examples as they were changed at the time.
The trousers will suit a 32" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 17"
Rear rise -
Inside leg - 33"
Outside leg - 47 1/2"
Cuff - 10"
The trousers are in worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. They still display reasonably well and look to be wearable. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that these are a vintage, pre-worn item which have some flaws commensurate with age.
A very genuine pair of WW2 trousers.