Similar in design to the Americans' Eisenhower jacket, the British Army BD (Battledress) Blouse is a short cropped olive drab wool jacket. This, the 1949 pattern BD, is the last in line of these designs before they were replaced by a two-piece combat suit.
This particular BD Blouse is dated to 1953. It has a notched lapel, concealed button front closure and buckle strap at front waist. Bellows chest pockets, shoulder epaulettes and buttoned cuffs. Pleating at waist. Made in Glasgow, Scotland.
Armpit to Armpit: 22”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18”
Sleeve Length: 24”
Total Length: 21”
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**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.