Well the bd arrived this a.m and so far I am really taken with it. The serge material has lots of wear and tear to the nap of the cloth and where you would want and expect to see it, cuffs, collar, belt, arms and elbows and where pouches would have sat. There are two repairs to the lower right arm, which may or may not be period, not fussed to be honest.
There is a button missing, they are the stamped economy ones, not brass and have Firmin, London stamped on the backs. By the way if anyone has a spare button, I would be happy to buy it from them.
Also one hook and eye is missing and the other has been reattached and needs doing again. Also I am now on the look out for one of these too.
The insignia is correct and by gently lifting a stripe it certainly looks like they have been there some time. None of the stitching for the badges lights up under a uv light so all good there. The stripes I thought are maybe Canadian because of the way the herringbone faces, not sure.
The pictures here do not do it justice, it really has a nice feel to it. I think I shall add a couple of R.A slip on titles and webbing set with cartridge carriers and it should look the part.
As for where I got it from, a really very nice chap to deal with.
I should have posted this in my previous post, move this post by all means, sorry, to eager, and that don't happen much these days.