In February 2015 Uniform Stores received a request to reproduce a head-to-toe 1950’s pattern Battle Dress Uniform, introduced in 1949 as a revised design of the '40 Pattern Battledress it inherited to title and become known as the ’49 Pattern Battledress
 
Through our existing connections with manufactures and trade partners we were able to source the skills necessary to develop an exact replica of this historic, distinctly British uniform.

To reproduce the exact fabric of the Battle Dress Uniform a sample from an original was used to create a perfect match.  Once the required amount of fabric had been aquired a specialist in historic military uniforms produced the Battle Dress to a tailored fit standard.  All badges/insignia were fitted in-house by UniformStores.co.uk - A total six  business's were involved at some point to bring together this Uniform.
 
One of the most decorated uniform featured:
 

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49' Pattern Battle Dress Tunic - featuring here as a Lance Corporal of the Royal Artillery.  The white lanyard can we seen on the right arm.

 
One of the most distinguishing diffierences between the '49 Pattern Battle Dress and the '40 Pattern is the V-neck, allowing a tie to worn.  Earlier Non-Commissioned Battle Dress featured buttons all the way to the neck.

 
Metal RA Shoulder Titles indicate Royal Artillery - A simple pin badge pushed through the epaulette.
 
Spoked Wheel with Wings and M.C. initials for Motor Bike Rider - Worn on the lower left sleeve in this example
 
Known in todays military as the Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) - The White Iron Fist on a black background is the insignia of the 6th Armoured Dividion.  Worn on the upper arms.
 
A buckle on the right secures the tunic snuggly.
 
A characteristic of the Battle Dress uniform is the tunic sitting and just above the waist line.
 
 
The Greatcoat, worn over the Tunic Jacket in cold weather.
 
Featuring Lance Corporal chevrons in the example.
 
The Greatcoat has two deep hand pockets.
 
Here the inside pocket is visible from the inside, appearing as the lighter fabric.
 
Cuff of the right sleeve rolled up exosing the softer fabric that lines the arm.
 
Trousers of the '49 Pattern Battle Dress.
 
The of the distinguishing features between the '40 & the '49 Pattern battle Dress is the repositioning of the Leg pocket to the side of the leg rather than the front.
 



To back button closing pockets.