Original 1942 Dated British Army Windproof 'Smock, Drab'- Size 2
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About this item
An original early Second World War 'Smock, Drab' clearly dated 1942 and in a size No. 2.
This pattern of smock was introduced in 1942 and was based on the same design as the earlier Denim Windproof Smock. It is made from a lightweight, tan coloured gabardine material and features chocolate brown coloured buttons throughout, as were often used on mid-war clothing. A white drawstring is fitted around the mouth of the hood whilst another larger example can be found along the bottom seam.
Inside the smock the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It bears the title of 'Smock Drab' and states the size as 2 and the manufacturer as 'A. Raven & Co'. The date of 1942 is present as is the War Department broad arrow marking. As well as the label there is a War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'O' confirming the year of issue as 1942.
The smock is in nice condition with some signs of wear and age. It displays well and is totally wearable but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
This is a very nice example of a rare early war smock, which is very sought after today.