Original 1940s British Military Bush Jacket
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About this item
An original theatre made British Military Khaki Drill Bush Jacket dating from the 1940s.
This jacket is typical of those worn by men serving with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in the 1940s and 1950s. It is devoid of any labels or markings which would suggest that this is a private purchase example, as is very common to find. Many officers bought their own uniform and equipment with Khaki Drill uniforms being no exception. It is not British or Indian made but has been made 'in theatre'.
The jacket features shorts sleeves, an open collar and patch pockets to the chest which have scalloped flaps making them ideal for an RAF uniform. Bellows pockets can be found to the rear portion of the jacket and eppaultes are fitted to each shoulder. The jacket is fitted with green coloured plastic buttons throughout although the lower pockets have had these removed. Inside the jacket is a First Field Dressing pocket which denotes this as a British military issue jacket. The tail is also stamped with the collar size of 14 1/2" as illustrated in picture 5.
The jacket is a small size which will suit around a 36" chest. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21"
Length - 29"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
The jacket is in good wearable condition and displays well. There is some limited damage to the shoulder and epaulette but these are on double layered areas and therefore not holes . Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original period KD bush jacket which would suit a re-enactor or collector well.