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Uniform ID

Postby Wool_collector » 13 Feb 2017 11:26

Hello,

This is my first post on the forum. I collect military uniforms but mainly from the WW2 period, however I have an opportunity to acquire a British Officers dress uniform which I believe is from the Victorian/Edwardian period.

I am hoping to establish the period of the uniform and which unit it is from. The buttons have a Victorian crown and the numerals XX but beyond that I'm stumped I'm afraid. I have attempted to upload a picture.

Any help most gratefully received.

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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Wool_collector » 13 Feb 2017 11:28

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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Frogsmile » 13 Feb 2017 16:11

It appears to be the post-1902 full dress uniform of an officer in the Army Service Corps (ASC). The buttons must have been added as they are not correct. Sadly many vendors do this as they can sell the buttons individually for greater profit.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Wool_collector » 13 Feb 2017 16:14

Thank you. What era would it be from?.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Frogsmile » 13 Feb 2017 16:18

Wool_collector wrote:Thank you. What era would it be from?.


It was worn between 1902, when the degree of gold lace was standardised, and 1914, when full dress was withdrawn because of the outbreak of WW1.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Wool_collector » 13 Feb 2017 16:27

Thank you.
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Re: Uniform ID

Postby Frogsmile » 13 Feb 2017 16:43

Wool_collector wrote:Thank you.


Glad to help; you can learn about the head dress that it was worn with if you look for the thread concerning "universal blue helmet" in this section of the forum.
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