British Essex Homeguard Battledress Blouse.

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    British Essex Homeguard Battledress Blouse.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:51 pm

    Blouse is original and came with all insigina-any ideas,comments please?

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    Re: British Essex Homeguard Battledress Blouse.

    Post by Tommo on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    Didn't HG have Khaki pips?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:58 pm

    No idea,not my cup of tea hence why i have asked for comments,info.

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    Post by ww2-civilwar.collector on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:33 pm

    I may be wrong, cause I'm not to good with uniforms (I specialize in medals and pins etc.) but I believe this uniform belongs to the 12th infantry MP division
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    Post by Tommo on Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:39 pm

    Doesn't exist in the British Army mate, plus it says 'Home Guard' on the titles.

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    Post by ww2-civilwar.collector on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:49 pm

    oh, haha like I said, i am not good with uniforms, and i looked quick lol, didnt see home guard

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    Post by kammo-man on Wed May 02, 2012 2:03 pm

    Looks good , can you do some better shots mate .


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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 02, 2012 2:12 pm

    kammo-man wrote:Looks good , can you do some better shots mate .


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    Hello Owen,my camera isnt the best im afraid,any particular pics you would like?

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    Post by kammo-man on Wed May 02, 2012 3:15 pm

    Just kill the flash mate .

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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 02, 2012 3:17 pm

    Will do,have packed it up again but wil dig it back out when i get a chance.

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    Post by fez on Tue May 08, 2012 6:44 am

    Home Guard should have khaki pips but as a ww1 vet he could have used infantry pips as his own personal preference. The omly thing that would put me off is the fraying of the insignia, especially on an officers BD. Still, a very nice jacket.
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    Re: British Essex Homeguard Battledress Blouse.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 09, 2012 5:38 pm

    All the patches/insignia look legit but who can tell if theyre original to the tunic,thats the million dollar question Very Happy

    As for the fraying,well they are(if originals) 70 years old and the printed insignia was notorious for fraying as it has no edge as such.












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    Post by kammo-man on Wed May 09, 2012 6:55 pm

    Its not a rock and roll unit .....which helps it .

    Looks like a decent one with 42 date ..puts it in nice Dads Army time frame .
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    Post by fez on Thu May 10, 2012 9:21 am

    All the stitching looks good (thick cotton thread) and the fraying was probably due to not following instructions (edges were folded under to stop fraying) I have not seen that pattern of titles before but there are so many variations. A nice BD, you did well to get it, i would like it in my collection. :-D
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    Post by Tyler Flint on Fri May 11, 2012 8:58 pm

    Nice find.

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