Action Working Dress

Discussion in 'The Quarterdeck' started by onions, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. A buddy and I were discussing "Jack" films today and one of the questions that came up was, "What was the AWD during before, during and after WW2. When were No 8s introduced"?

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  2. Before the war and during the war[WW2] it was blue suits or overalls.
    In those days you had three blue suits . No 1's , best ,2's duty rig -red badges and 3's oldest blues red badges. Overalls were either worn over the blue suit or depending on climate on their own.
    I don't think AWD [No 8's ]came in till about 1947 although the Canadians and US Navy had shirts and trousers working rigs.

    Also you were issued with an Oilskin and an overcoat the pussers burberry
    [raincoat] with detachable lining came in about 1956 .

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