Good find, these are now highly collectable.....always damaged when decommissioned by the BRD either by removing the entire pocket or slashing the material here and there, why, we will never know........the pocket, shoulder straps and buttons can always be sourced and replaced, indeed I have seen the slash cuts zig zagged stiched !
The two "D" rings on the rear are for mess tin and water bottle.........see here
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
12-31-2013 09:42 PM
No problem! I guess I'll have to look for a proper mess tin and field bottle now!
Most excellent parka - I like that a lot.
Good info - thx.