Original 1955 Dated British 1950 Pattern Khaki Drill Tunic - Size 11
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About this item
An original 'Jackets Bush Khaki, 1950 Pattern' dating from the early 1955 and in very good condition.
Often referred to as the 'Khaki Drill Bush Jacket' this pattern of jacket is one of the most classic military jackets of the 20th Century. Cut in a typical 'Safari' style, the jacket features two buttoning chest pockets with scalloped flaps, two lower flapped pockets and long sleeves with buttoning cuffs. Epaulettes are located to each shoulder and all the buttons are the standard green vegetable ivory (plastic) type used throughout the mid Century period for many articles of British military clothing. The jacket has been fitted with 'Cameronians' shoulder titles which appear to be original to the jacket.
Inside the tunic the original label is still present and states the size as No. 11 which fits up to 6' 1", a 39" - 41" chest and a 34" - 36" waist. It also bears the manufacturer's name, 'W. A. Phelps Ltd', the War Department broad arrow marking and the date which reads 1955. As well as this there is a War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'T' which denotes 1955 as the year of issue.
When laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Waist - 19"
Inside arm - 18 3/4"
Outside arm - 25 3/4"
Shoulders - 19"
Length - 31"
The condition of the jacket is very good with only limited signs of wear and age. It still has a very fresh appearance and is totally wearable but please study the pictures carefully as they form part of the description and remember that this is a pre-worn vintage item.
All in all a good example of this pattern of bush jacket in a hard to find large size.
Mid 20th Century