U.S. 1ST PATTERN TANKERS JACKET.
To find a 1st pattern tankers jacket in any condition is extremely hard, this particular example is well worn, however presentable. There are period repairs and there have been some rips to the reverse and one arm. There is the usual thinning to the material and some fraying around the waist band. The waist band is surprisingly good with only one or two moth nips and elasticity to the green wool. The cuffs are in a similar condition, however with some wear to the edges, pulling and general areas of fraying. The zip is a good functioning originally applied Conmar type. There is a very faint service or laundry number, which appears to be 'F/4611'. The blanket lining is good and complete with only a few minor nicks in places. The front patch pockets are good and intact with a little re-tacking to the upper corners. The collar is good and again with only a few frays and nicks and still good and elastic. To the arm is a 4th Armoured patch with what appears to be green merrow edging and there are technical Corporal's stripes to either arm. An exceptionally rare garment to find for the U.S. tank display.