Parachutists oversmock, 1944
Jackets, Parachutists, 1942 Pattern. By the Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. Size 6 (Ht. 6'1"-6'2", Br. 39 - 44"). 1944 dated. Sleeveless khaki denim oversmock with a lined stand collar. Closed with a single vertical full-length D-o-T marked zip with cloth puller attached. Fitted with a tailpiece sewn to the rear of the smock that is intended to pass under the wearer’s crotch. This fastens at the front of the smock with a series of press studs. There are two elasticated lower front skirt pockets large enough to hold a single hand grenade in each. This garment was designed to be worn by British Airborne troops over the Denison Smock in order to prevent it getting caught on the parachute rigging lines and to keep it in place during the jump. It would have been removed and discarded immediately afer landing. They were used on operations such as Market Garden and D-day. This example is in superb unissued condition with very minor storage wear only and is in a good size. Rare to find one so good and this big! Stock code M22230.