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Found this hanging in an old shed and would appreciate a positive ID on it...

Also would it have had any badges and if so what would they have been...

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Tunic is a standard Airman's Blouse of the post war design, introduced late 1940s and used through into the 1970's

 

there should be a white label inside giving a date.

 

Badges, would vary depending on rank and trade.

 

Jules

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Tunic is a standard Airman's Blouse of the post war design, introduced late 1940s and used through into the 1970's

 

there should be a white label inside giving a date.

 

Badges, would vary depending on rank and trade.

 

Jules

 

Many thanks for that..

There is indeed a label on the inside.........

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"NP" on the label is "New Pattern"......you can also find these with "War Service Dress" on the label, even though they aren't..........

 

This style of blouse came in during 1949................compared to the wartime type it has single-point button-through pocket flaps whereas all wartime examples had concealed buttons and 3-point flaps..............sleeves too, have "pointed" non-buttoning cuffs.......wartime examples all have a cuff with button.............other differences include the fact that wartime examples have a button-up collar with hooks, no lining to the blouse, and a buckle at the waist.......................

 

As for the trousers, these were similar to the WW2 army pattern but lacking the large pocket on the left leg and with the field-dressing pocket on the upper-left front rather than the right.................no waistband either and cut high........

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