Denim Battledress Overalls

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    Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:22 pm

    I found this today in an antique store.  



    It has what appears to be pink paint on the right sleeve.



    I've heard that the jacket was sometimes worn by SAS.  Could it be possible that someone near a freshly painted Pink Panther Land Rover accidentally leaned on it, or would the jacket have been phased out by then?  


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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:03 am

    Could be any paint as they were mainly used as working clothing,eg for doing crappy chores around camp like painting coal white etc.

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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Jerry B on Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:16 pm

    Very nice, i have a 41 dated example and I am trying to pick up a 45 dated example as well.

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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:03 pm

    Did have a WW2 dated set of Blouse and Trs but sold them(and regret it).

    Have been lucky recently in that I have managed to find an early blouse,type with the pleated pockets so am quite chuffed at that.

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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Jerry B on Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:29 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Did have a WW2 dated set of Blouse and Trs but sold them(and regret it).

    Have been lucky recently in that I have managed to find an early blouse,type with the pleated pockets so am quite chuffed at that.

    The 41 dated blouse I have is the type with pleated pockets Richard, the 45 dated example I am after does not. It will be good to have both types but both war time dated.

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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:00 am

    Regarding the early blouse Jerry,I was always of the understanding that the early ones were a brown colour,later ones(and Post War) a green colour-my pleated pocket blouse is Green.

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    Re: Denim Battledress Overalls

    Post by Jerry B on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:15 pm

    The 41 dated example I have is greenish, though if the earlier versions were brownish I can't say Richard. I managed to get the 45 dated example without pleats from the bay.

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