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    lorne19
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    Interesting BD blouse

    Post by lorne19 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:12 pm

    I recently picked up an interesting Canadian battledress blouse and thought I would share. Sadly most of the markings are gone but the Board C arrow make is still visable. It appers to my untrained eye to be a tailored officers BD with British button on the shoulder flaps. also it has had three hole made under each armpit, any opinions why? There is evidence of two rank pips on each shoulder and regimental or corps flashes and formation signs on the sleves.







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    Re: Interesting BD blouse

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:09 pm

    The holes in the armpits are normal and are for ventilation. The buttons on the shoulders are Canadian and normal for early war tunics. A "normal" tunic aside from the tailor altered collar.

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    Re: Interesting BD blouse

    Post by lorne19 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:24 pm

    I always was under the impression that All Canadian BD used the standard painted metal buttons and plastic were british. Interesting

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    Re: Interesting BD blouse

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:05 pm

    Pick yourself up a copy of Uniforms of the WWII Tommy by David Gordon. An excellent reference book, mine is so worn out from use, pages are falling out. I used to take it with me when I went on the hunt in antiques stores and flea markets. It explains all the variations in uniforms for both British and Canadian.


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    Re: Interesting BD blouse

    Post by lorne19 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:46 pm

    Thanks fpr the advice, I'll have to track a copy down and add it to the library.

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