Original 1950s British Army Officer's Jungle Green Bush Jacket
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About this item
An original British Army Officers Jungle Green Bush Jacket dating from the 1950s which belonged to an officer who served as part of Headquarters Land Force Hong Kong.
This jacket is typical of those worn in the 1950s by British officer's serving in the Far East. It is made from cotton drill and features pleated breast pockets with pointed flaps, lower flapped bellows pockets, long sleeves with barrel cuffs and epaulettes. To each upper sleeve is a formation badge which was worn by Allied Land Forces Hong Kong. Above the badge on the right sleeve are four press studs which would have been used to mount a removable badge - most likely a parachute qualification wing, judging by the shape. The epaulettes feature holes which are designed to mount rank stars.
The jacket will fitted someone 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 22 1/4"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 25"
Shoulders - 17"
Length - 31"
The tunic is in used condition as can be seen in the pictures. It is still very wearable and displays well with one cuff button missing and the other broken. Please take time to study the pictures provided and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice original Jungle Green tunic with nice period insignia.