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Battle Jerkin – H&S 1943

Scarce and iconic WW2 British Battle-Jerkin. The Battle-Jerkin also known as Assault-Jerkin was developed in 1942 and introduced in 1943. Its intention was to be a substitute for the P37 web equipment. The Battle-Jerkin  was profuced in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Made of waterproof canvas duck material. It came in four different colours: Tan, White, Green and Brown (we have never seen a white and green example ourself) The tan and brown are the most common colours encourtered today. The Battle-Jerkin were issued to British and Canadian assault troops for the Normandy D-Day  invasion. This Battle-Jerkin shows normal traces of usage. Nicely maker marked by H&S, dated 1943 with size medium. This Battle-Jerkin is marked: For training only, were used during practice landings but they were used on d-day as well. The last picture is showing a Tan coloured Battle-Jerkin in wear by a Canadian soldier boarding the ship towards Normandy! Two pockets high on the chest for holding ammunition. Large waist pocket designed to hold the water bottle or hold four fuzed H.E. 2-inch mortar bombs, in front of this pocket a fleeve to hold the spike byonet. On the other side a large waist pocket to carry handgranades. On the backsite a smallpack with underneath a pocket for the E-tool.
Also having an inside pocket for paperwork. Complete with strings for gascape. Shows a white stain on left front pouch.

A must have for every British and Canadian militaria collector. Would make a fantastic D-Day display!

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This is a very rare WW2 British equipment. The Battle-Jerkin also known as Assault-Jerkin was developed in 1942 and introduced in 1943. Its intention was to be a substitute for the P37 web equipment. The Battle-Jerkin  was profuced in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Made of waterproof canvas duck material. It came in four different colours: Tan, White, Green and Brown (we have never seen a white and green example ourself) The tan and brown are the most common colours encourtered today. The Battle-Jerkin were heavily issued to British and Canadian assault troops for the Normandy D-Day  invasion.

This Battle-Jerkin is in used condition, shows traces of usage. Nicely maker marked by H&S, dated 1943 with size medium. This Battle-Jerkin is marked: For training only, were used during practice landings but they were used on d-day as well. The last picture is showing a Tan coloured Battle-Jerkin in wear by a Canadian soldier boarding the ship towards Normandy! Two pockets high on the chest for holding ammunition. Large waist pocket designed to hold the water bottle or hold four fuzed H.E. 2-inch mortar bombs, in front of this pocket a fleeve to hold the spike byonet. On the other side a large waist pocket to carry handgranades. On the backsite a smallpack with underneath a pocket for the E-tool.
Also having an inside pocket for paperwork.

A must have for every British and Canadian militaria collector. Would make a fantastic D-Day display!

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Weight 3000 g

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