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Original Canada WWII Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Battle Dress Jacket and Visor Cap Belonging To Major Jack MacDonald

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Original Item: Only One Set Available. Battle Dress was the specific title of a military uniform adopted by the British Army in the late 1930s and worn until the 1960s. Several other nations also produced variants of Battle Dress during the Second World War, including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa, and after the Second World War, including Belgium and The Netherlands.

Battle Dress also inspired the military uniforms of other nations such as the United States (who copied the Battle Dress Blouse directly with the M1944 "Ike" Jacket) and Germany (whose copy of Battle Dress was called the Felduniform 44). General Eisenhower reportedly liked the British Battle Dress so much that he insisted the US copy the uniform, and his regard for the uniform led to it being nicknamed for him.

This specific Battledress set belonged to Major Jack MacDonald. We have not been able to locate any solid service information on MacDonald, making for a wonderful research opportunity. The uniform is in solid condition and has all original, period applied insignia and ribbons, something not often encountered with these uniforms. Also present on the uniform and visor are 1960s era label tape, more than likely applied for display purposes in a private museum.

The visor is in good condition but does show signs of extensive wear. The felt covered visor has material loss present close to the edge of the brim and appears to have been caused by moths. The chinstrap is broken on the left side and appears to have broken when the button snagged something, which is also unfortunately missing. The remaining button and cap badge are both correct for the visor. The top crown bears a faint manufacturer’s label but fortunately it matches the one embossed on the leather liner:


This is a wonderful uniform set, perfect for the Canadian WWII collectors. Comes more than ready for further research and display.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 24”
Shoulder to shoulder:20 ”
Chest width:24 ”
Waist width:22 "
Hip width: 22”
Front length: 22.5"

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