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Old 13th Oct 2017, 11:56
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We fought a war with a No.1 SD and the 1941 issue scratchy "Battledress". That's all you need.

Postwar the barathea battledress came in as an option. In 1949 some idiot designed a new pattern No.1: it lasted about 18 months, then even the Air House had to admit that it looked ridiculous, scrapped it and went back to the wartime No.1 (except that they chopped the lowest (4th) button off (so as not to lose too much face).

We were all happy with that until I retired in 1972.

Last edited by Danny42C; 13th Oct 2017 at 11:59. Reason: Correction.
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