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    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:29 am

    There was some discussion about Leather Jerkins in another post on 1937 Pattern Web, so I thought I would start a new thread.   These are images of some of the Leather Jerkins that I hold in my collection.

    This first example is British manufactured and 1939 dated.

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    This camouflaged example is 1944 dated.

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    This modified Leather Jerkin (by an RCDC Sgt who was attached to No. 6 Group in the UK) is 1942 dated.

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    Finally this is a 1943 dated Canadian manufactured Leather Jerkin.

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    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:07 pm

    Here is my Canadian dated 1943

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    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:21 pm

    It seems that 1943 was the year for Canadian manufactured Leather Jerkins. Who produced your jerkin?
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    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:40 pm

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    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:22 pm

    Is it the same manufacturer as yours?
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    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:30 pm

    The one I have handy is D.A. Miller from Montreal - 1943. Not sure about the other Canadian examples.
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    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:46 pm

    That is the only one I own, and I'm not sure of any other maker either.
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    Post by George G on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:51 pm

    The Canadian ones are black?
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    Post by edstorey on Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:37 am

    Dark Brown exterior and black or dark blue lining.
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    Post by zekehp on Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:18 pm

    Here are 2 WW2 Canadian Jerkins in my collection. Both dated 1943. Please see the photos below.

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    Post by Sullivan on Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:45 am

    Have seen a 1940 dated Canadian Jerkin, dark leather and blue lining.
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    Post by servicepub on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:21 am

    I have a British jerkin for sale on e-bay right now.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221645346561?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:14 am

    Rare example of modified Canadian jerkin from my collection.
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    I have found images of Canadian Grenadier Guards and Film & Photo Unit who worn these modified jerkins.

    If you search at collectionscanada.gc.ca  you will find more images of these examples.
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    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:26 am

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    Here you go!
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    Post by edstorey on Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:51 am

    That modified Jerkin is a beaut! Nice piece.
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    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:54 am

    Thank you! The leather jerkin (modified with leather sleeves) from your collection is a rare one aswell, see image below. The jerkin below has a different collar compared to your jerkin.

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