Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle

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    swamprat_12
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    Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle

    Post by swamprat_12 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:32 pm

    A recentish acquisition of mine is a Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle of mine, one J G Litster.

    He was active with the local militia prior to WW2 and went overseas with the local artillery battery as a Lt. he ended up bouncing back and forth between 1st Medium and 5th Medium during the war according to the service file he went through Italy and NW Europe, ending the war as a major and retiring in Sept. 45.

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    The tunic itself when I first got it only had the Arty formation patch and the CVSM
    the buttons, shoulder titles, rank and collars were all added by myself.

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    ^ Label in the tunic

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    Trousers label

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    photo of said great uncle with 5th Med.


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    Service Dress Jacket

    Post by edstorey on Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:58 am

    A very nice Service Dress Jacket, you are lucky that it still retains all of the insignia.

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    Re: Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle

    Post by 48th on Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:57 pm

    Nice uniform, glad it is still in the family. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle

    Post by matthewsq on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:51 pm

    Hey, great item! If I remember correctly, my grandfather was in the 5th medium battery. Any chance your man was from Prince Edward Island?


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    Re: Service Dress tunic and trousers named to a Great Uncle

    Post by swamprat_12 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:07 pm

    matthewsq wrote:Hey, great item! If I remember correctly, my grandfather was in the 5th medium battery. Any chance your man was from Prince Edward Island?


    Thanks Matthew it is indeed a great item especially one that seems to fit myself as if it was tailored. (tall skinny lads run in the family!)

    Sadly no, he was a Manitobian

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