First World War Australian 'Commonwealth Pattern' Jacket
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This jacket is a reproduction of the style used by the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War.
Developed prior to the First World War and adopted by the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces in 1912, the Commonwealth Pattern Jacket was used by Australian troops with minimal changes for some forty years.
This reproduction is of the type used by the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. These were made of a wool serge in a green shade of khaki (Charles Bean described the shade as a ‘pea soup green’ and noted the difference between this colour and that of the New Zealand and British khaki uniforms). The buttons, normally brass with the outline of Australia, were instead a plain four hole button with a raised rim made of vegetable ivory. These reproductions use the correct vegetable ivory button. The tunic had an external belt held by a plain rectangular brass buckle. The stand and fall collar was closed by a brass hook and eye.
The Commonwealth Pattern Jacket was also used during the Second World War with minimal changes. The brass hook and eye was removed from the collar, and the belt buckle was removed (the ends of the belt being sewn to jacket).
Wool serge fabric
Genuine vegetable ivory buttons.
Brass belt buckle.
Brass hook and eye on collar.
Does not include badges.