Rare 1937 Pattern 1st Type Battledress Jacket reissued to Home Guard
This is the first pattern issued jacket with an unlined collar .Battle Dress Jacket in khaki woollen material with open pressed collar . Pleated chest pockets with buttoned flaps. Extended lower belt. Both arms with printed "Home Guard" titles over "SX26" Sussex County formation badges . The right arm with single Sergent stripes surmounted by a Kings crown (top unstitched showing how long it has been there) . Shoulder straps showing holes where Officer rank has been hence the reissue to the Home Guard at a later date. WW1 Medal ribbon bar to the left chest .Internal issue label absent ( it would have been a paper linen label so they wash out ). Some minor moth damage and service wear. Rare to get a first issue tunic.
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