I found this Zipper in amongst a load of ww2 relics in Hong Kong. It is 12 Inches long.
At first I thought it was a modern zipper, but after a little scrub I saw "Lightning" which I have since tracked down to a ww2 era Denison smock (Half Zipper).
Here is where I get confused. The place where I found it saw action in Dec. '41 by both British and Canadian's. However it appears the Denison Smock was first used (in about '41) by Para's and Spec ops, which were not in Hong Kong.
Has anyone come across a pre-'42 Denison Smock with a 12 Inch (half) Zipper? Or, can anyone think of another item that used a 12 Inch zipper (preferably Lightning)