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Jacket Identification

Article about: by Walkwolf The buttons are detachable for frequent laundering, as one 'sweats' more in the summer months......... The lack of lining made me think WWII as I've seen Canadian ] jackets made

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    Hi guys,

    Was digging through my loft and found this gem. At first I wasn't sure what it was, but when I saw the buttons I got quite excited. They are Army Service Corps buttons, which in my mind makes this Jacket at least pre 1918 as in that year the ASC became the RASC and changed badges.

    but what sort of jacket it this? I'm correct in thinking it is British WW1?

    The buttons are brass, have been highly polished and are detachable.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    it looks like an early kaki drill officers tunic and would have been worn in places like india and africa....not sure on the date someone should be able to tell you what period but id guess around ww1

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    Apart from missing a button it's in surprisingly good nick for something that has been in a box in the loft for the past 15 years! Now have it hanging in my wardrobe, I dare not iron it though!

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    you could iron it on a low temprature with a towel over it... i have done this in the past to other uniforms with no ill effects but if in doubt leave it as is

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    Think I'll leave it for now!

    Would love to know exactly what it is.

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    Hi, BHS,

    These Captains pips look to be from WWII to me,
    unless their design did not change at all since WWI.
    And I think it is what would be called a 'summer' tunic.

    But the ASC buttons are a good clue.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I did indeed think the ASC buttons were a good clue, and found it interesting that the buttons seemed to be detachable. The fact they are clearly the old ASC buttons helps date it!

    The jacket is totally unlined, and lacking any labels, but officers back then tended to get uniforms tailored rather than issued.

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    Quote by BritishHelmetSeller View Post
    I did indeed think the ASC buttons were a good clue, and found it interesting that the buttons seemed to be detachable. The fact they are clearly the old ASC buttons helps date it!

    The jacket is totally unlined, and lacking any labels, but officers back then tended to get uniforms tailored rather than issued.
    The buttons are detachable for frequent laundering, as one
    'sweats' more in the summer months.........

    The lack of lining made me think WWII as I've seen Canadian ]
    jackets made in exactly the same way.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Jackets* Page 3

    Looks like there is one on here!

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    http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visitin...s/walkr_08.jpg

    And here.

    Wow, seems like this is quite a find!

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