A well used pair of 1941 pattern khaki drill shorts, issued to British troops in warm climates.
This pair date to 1942, owing to the faint letter code of O above the War Department ink stamp. They are complete with three buttoned belt loops, two securing buckles at the top of the fly and a buttoned field dressing pocket on the front thigh.
The condition is well worn, with several grubby marks and a few rust stains. There has been a repair to the crotch where it has evidently ripped and been repaired by hand. There is evidence of the external rear label having been removed as was common practise. The name ‘G. Griffiths 23135281’ along with ‘New Draft’ has been stamped and handwritten into the inside. This number block corresponds to the Royal Corps of Signals, but no research has been done on the name.
Size is approximately 34 inch waist and just over 10 inch inside leg
All in all, a rather rough pair of shorts, but in a larger size and ideal for a desert field display.
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