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WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse

Article about: A recent purchase and something I have never come across, possibly quite unattested. A khaki drill battle dress blouse produce di Australia, and 1944 dated. Oddly looking plastic buttons, co

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    A recent purchase and something I have never come across, possibly quite unattested. A khaki drill battle dress blouse produce di Australia, and 1944 dated. Oddly looking plastic buttons, composite plastic waist buttons, metal buckles. No mention of such an item in Brayley and Ingram Khaki Drill and Jungle Green, but maybe some member of this forum will know more?
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    WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse   WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse  

    WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse   WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse  

    WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse   WWII Australian KD battle dress blouse  


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    Nothing wrong with it.

    The book is good, but by no means comprehensive.

    KD has never been completely documented.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    All of the ones I've encountered and own of this pattern where used by the RAAF, but that's only from what I've seen.
    Last edited by reneblacky; 10-26-2013 at 09:46 PM. Reason: added pic
    Regards
    René

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    Ha I found the guys name for you RAAF
    World War Two Nominal Roll
    Regards
    René

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    Nice One Rene!
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    I could probably safely say that this one here is the army pattern as a comparison
    Regards
    René

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    I have seen a few Aussie made KB BD blouses for sale on ebay over the years. I think they were also issued to tankers units, as well as the RAAF that Rene mentioned.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Just to support the RAAF pattern theory I forgot that the tags on mine have AF on them, Aussie tags differ immensely in variations
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Ha I found the guys name for you RAAF
    World War Two Nominal Roll
    Thank you so much, René, great news!

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    Completely agree with Rene nice Nsw made Raaf Blouse shame about the buttons .

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