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Tommy's Uniform

Tommy's Uniform

Discover the various pieces of uniform that a World War Two soldier would have worn as they went into battle.

Find out all about the Austerity Pattern Uniform which was introduced in 1942. What the various pockets and pouches were for and how uncomfortable it was to wear. Learn about various pieces of kit and their uses including respirators, scrim, dog tags, Soldiers Pay Book, ID cards and gas capes.

This is part of a series of video clips which will be posted each day this week. Look out for the others which tell you about the weapons they used, what they carried in their kit and finally the glorious arrival of VE Day when the German's surrended and there was victory in Europe.

Last updated on 05 May 2020