An original 1940s British khaki drill bush jacket as worn by members of the British Army and the RAF during the Second World War as well as in the post-war period.
This example is made from the usual khaki - tan shade of cotton drill used during this period. It features a full button front, short sleeves and scalloped pocket flaps - the design favoured by the RAF. Epaulettes are also present and have not had badges fitted which again makes this ideal for RAF use. The jacket is fitted with a full set of revolving shank buttons which are held in place with period washers and split rings which are most likely original to the jacket. Inside the jacket the original owner has added his initials in ink to the collar which read 'R L B'.
The jacket is a smaller size which will suit around a 36" chest depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21"
Length - 27 1/2"
Shoulders - 17 1/4"
The jacket is in good condition and is still wearable. The collar has worn through as is detailed in picture 6 and there is fading and staining which has been reflected in the price.
A very original 1940s bush jacket.
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