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Scales of Issue for Battledress and Boots

Article about: I recently came across these two tables showing the numbers of each size of battledress and boots to be held per 1000 men that I thought might be interesting. It certainly explains why the l

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    I recently came across these two tables showing the numbers of each size of battledress and boots to be held per 1000 men that I thought might be interesting. It certainly explains why the larger sizes of battledress that fit the modern man are much harder to find than the tidgy ones!
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    Ed

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    Interesting to see this, thanks for posting it Ed.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I have also noted the difference in average sizes for uniforms during and before WWII.
    I guess we have eaten better with better health care since that period.

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    There is no doubt that we are mostly bigger these days.
    I wonder why the proportion figures go up-and-down instead of forming a smooth 'hump'?

    Oz.

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    Battle dress sizes don't go up in a simple size progression, there are a number of sizes for a given height with different waist and chest measurements. This is the full listing of sizes https://hatchfive.wordpress.com/2015...niform-sizing/

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    The vast majority of people had a 6 pack in those days and not through working out in the Gym.

    During WW1 the average soldier would probably have been even smaller.

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