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British Battledress Blouse

Article about: It is indeed a 1946 Pattern. The British ditched the hook and eye collar and went back to the pleated pockets. Quite rare now actually!

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    Good afternoon all. I've just aquired this blouse, and I'm not really any good at telling the difference between the wartime patterns, and the post war patterns.

    I used to have a 49 pattern blouse, but the collar looks different on this one. The label is pretty hard to make out. Not sure if it says 1949 or 1943. Could anyone be kind enough to tell me if this blouse is infact a 49 pattern, or is it wartime?

    Cheers guys,
    JD
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    it looks like a 49 pattern but the collar looks bigger than normal.... can you take a pic with the top button undone and the collar folded open like this pic
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    Hi Lee,

    No, the collar is nothing like the 49 pattern. I'll upload a pic

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    if i remember there was a 1946 pattern which looked like a cross between a 37 pattern and a 49 pattern but i havnt seen one in a while so im going by memory which is great at the best of times....

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    Quote by lee edwards View Post
    im going by memory which is great at the best of times....
    Sounds like a day in my life mate!!

    Piccy coming now

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    The collar doesnt wanna stay folded down
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    intresting.....definatly not a 49 pattern collar. i think its either a 46 pattern or it could be a 49 pattern with an altered collar for an officer.

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    Right.... now I'm really confused!

    Nothing I ever buy is straight forward!

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    British Battledress 1937-61 - Google Books


    have a look at this link aparrently there was a 1946 and a 1947 pattern blouse yours seems to match the discription of the 47 pattern, but as it says there were many unoffical modifacations to the collars done by private tailers...

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    HI JD, you have a 1946 pattern.

    The 1947 pattern had a large shirt type collar.

    Cheers, Ade.

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