An original 1941 Pattern Auxiliary Territorial Service greatcoat dated 1945 and in a size 14.
This pattern of coat was introduced in 1941 and saw widespread issue with the ATS throughout the rest of the Second World War. Officially designated 'Greatcoats A.T.S. 1941 Pattern', this coat belonged to a sergeant whose other uniform items are listed separately. It is made from the standard khaki coloured blanket serge wool and is fitted with green coloured plastic economy General Service buttons which were often encountered during this period. The original owner has fitted sergeant stripes to the sleeves and has used white blanco on them to help them stand out - a common practice during WW2.
Inside the coat the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It states the size as 14 which is intended to fit up to a height of 5' 8" and a 38" to 39" bust. The maker's name of 'Johnson & Co. (Mantles) Ltd' is present as is the 1945 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
When laid flat the coat measures -
Chest - 19 1/2"
Inside arm - 18 1/4"
Outside arm - 25"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length at back - 45"
The coat is in good condition and displays well. It is still totally wearable but does have a couple of holes to the rear of the skirt as illustrated in picture 8 and another very small hole to the centre of the rear. The hanging loop at the neck has also broken. There are general signs of wear and age so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A rare and hard to find piece of women's uniform from the Second World War.
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