WW2 Parachutists Trousers
Rare 1945 Dated Special Pattern Battle Dress Trousers Issued to the British Paratroopers, the trousers which are complete with the original HIPPS (1931) Ltd label to the reverse which states “Trousers, Parachutists” and clear 1945 date and size marked No 5. The large front leg pocket with press stud brass fixing snaps being stamped “NEWEY PATT 201430-22”. The interior of the large pocket lined in a white cloth. The hip side pocket also lined in a white cloth. To the leg is pocket for the Fairbairn Sykes (F.S) knife with squared blackened brass press stud fasteners and button. Double rear pockets with exposed buttons. WD issue stamp to the inside with date letter “Z” for 1945. Overall the trousers remain in very good condition showing very little service wear, couple of small moth nips to the reverse. A very rare item of WW2 British uniform. See pages 130 - 137 of the reference book "Denison" by Bruce Wilson for details about these trousers and the fact the 1945 examples had the chamois pocket liners changed.
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