Now this is something that you don't see everyday. This experimental test jacket was made at some point in the mid-1960s between the 2nd and 3rd patterns of jungle jacket (I would estimate around 1964-66). It certainly shares some features with the 2nd pattern jungle jacket - it has the covered button pockets and retains the epaulettes. But also has a belt very similar to that of a jump jacket, tying around the midrift and attached to the rear belt loop, though this can be unfastened and removed. I've had versions of this is both sateen and ripstop, this being the latter,
The few examples of these I've seen were issued to officers, often with the airborne, but in this case with the First Armoured Division, known as Old Ironsides.
This is in used but mint condition. It seems to have been only lightly worn and has only a few very light dirt marks.
- Tagged a size 40
- Fits a modern medium - large
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18"
- Shoulder to cuff 24.5"
- Collar to hem 30"