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bazsi

WW1 Officer Tunic? - question

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bazsi

Hi Gents,

 

I am interested in what do you think about the following tunic. Is it a WW1 tunic or it is a later one from the WW2 era?

It is a hard question for me to date a tunic without a tailor's label. The late Great War tunics are so similar to the WW2 tunics.

 

Thank you for your opinion.

 

Balazs

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Gardenerbill

Hi Balazs,

I am not an expert on uniforms, but the medal ribbons are for the Military Cross and the 1914-15 Star which suggests the original owner served in WW1. A clear close up of one of the buttons may help, looks a bit like Dorsetshire Regiment.

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FROGSMILE

It’s a utility or simplified SD jacket from the WW2 era when cloth was rationed, but the wearer served in WW1 according to the ribbons.  He was probably in an administrative role in the Regular Army as a Volunteer reservist during WW2, or in the Home Guard.  The simplified pattern had no horizontal band of cloth around the waist, and neither ticket pocket, nor internal belt fastening.

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bazsi

Thank you for your fast comments, I have learnt a lot.

It is interesting that there are no Victory Medal and BWM ribbons on the tunic.

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