World War II Period British Army General’s Uniform


The uniform is comprised of the four pocket open collar tunic, the matching trousers, and the visor cap. The tunic has three rows of sewn ribbons which reflect service in the Boer War and World War I as well as investiture as a Knight of the Bath. The ribbons show some wear and fraying, with the left most ribbon on the bottom row having been completely worn away, most likely as a result of the wear of the Sam Browne belt. The uniform interior collar retains the label of a tailor on Saville row, with the label noting that the tailor had a royal appointment from “the late King George V”. King George V died in 1936, dating the uniform the the period immediately before the Second World War or early in the war. The tunic has some scattered small holes and pulls, primarily on the exterior surfaces of the shoulders as well as on the sleeves. The matching trousers are generally quite clean, with the interior size markings of a 33 inch waist and a length of 32 inches. The uniform also includes the General’s tailor made visor cap. The top exterior surface of the cap shows a bit of tracking and the interior exhibits wear and use, but overall the cap is in very good used condition. Overall the entire uniform set is quite impressive and it makes a very fine appearance.


Item Number: 73346 Category: