Original 1960s British Army 'Jacket, Overall, Green' - Size 1
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About this item
An original 'Jacket, Overall, Green' clearly dating from the late 1960s and in a size 1.
This pattern of fatigue jacket is rare to find today compared to the denim battledress jacket it was intended to replace. Made from a green coloured cotton drill, the jacket features a button front, epaulettes, angled flapped pocket to the skirt and a drawstring waist. Inside the tunic the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It states the manufacturer's name as 'John Hammond & Co. Ltd' and the size as No. 1. The A/78 contract number is also present and dates the jacket to approximately the late 1960s.
The tunic will suit someone of a 34" - 35" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 24"
Shoulders - 18"
Length - 28"
The jacket is in good condition overall and is still the deep green coloured it would have been when new. There are some yellow paint marks to the right sleeve and right pocket area but aside from that it displays quite well and is still very wearable.
A rare piece of British military workwear from the post-war period!