United Kingdom - Army Dispatch/Despatch Rider/Messenger, SAS - Coat - 1944

United Kingdom - Army Dispatch/Despatch Rider/Messenger, SAS - Coat - 1944
Original - Cotton, Rubber, Twill, Leather, Canvas - Excellent condition

Heavy 1944 British WW2 Weatherproof/Rubberized Dispatch Riders Coat in Excellent Condition!!

From 1914 up until the 1960's, the British Signal Service used motorcycle riders, known as Dispatch Riders as part of their communications infrastructure.
For all-weather demands of the job, messengers wore this coat with a double-buckled belt to hold it down. Hem snaps around the legs of the rider forming an extra layer of protection over their trousers.
This jacket sports functions that are standard in outdoor gear today such as Taped seams and a rubberized inner lining. quite remarkable for a 76 year old Coat!

22oz 100% cotton twill
Rubber Lining
Taped Seams
Double sided snaps
Double buckle belt closure
2 large hip pockets
1 very large chest Map pocket
Working snap cuffs
1943 Newey Snap Buttons
One of the Belt Buckles has some damage, but still functional.

Lot details
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Army Unit
Army Dispatch/Despatch Rider/Messenger, SAS
Year of Manufacture
Cotton, Rubber, Twill, Leather, Canvas
Original/ Replica
Excellent condition
Size (Clothing/ Helmet Shell)
Comes with certificate of authenticity
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