Mess Uniform - Para Captain British Army Parachute Regiment officer's mess uniform consisting of jacket and trousers (no waistcoat). Red wool jacket with maroon facings is ranked to a Lieutenant Colonel, with embroidered Parachute Regiment collar dogs and wings and mounted Parachute Regiment buttons to epaulettes. Trousers are high-backed with button fly, hook/eye waist fastening, braces buttons, leather underfoot straps, and 1" maroon stripes. Braces/shirts usually available as options. Jacket by Rogers & Co, Jermyn St, Trousers by Flights Ltd, Aldershot.
Condition: Jacket is in good condition. Damage free other than reasonable wear. Generally clean, although there are some "mess stains" (port/food) to either elbow, and a couple of small (max 7mm diameter) stains to back. Trousers have some defects - a very noticeable patch repair to the rear measuring around 5cm x 5cm (see photo #14 and 15), and moth damage to the crotch (see photo #16)
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Items are sold as seen, and described as accurately as possible. Please note that all items are used and therefore a certain amount of wear is to be expected. Any fundamental defects/deficiences are stated. Many items have been tailored and therefore sizes may be approximate.