Rare WW2 1937 Pattern, (L.N.E.R) 33rd Middlesex Home Guard Officers Tunic And Cap.
A rare 33rd Middlesex Home Guard Officers Tunic. A khaki woolen single breasted open collar blouse with pleated chest pockets and hidden button flaps, embroidery Lieutenant shoulder rank and printed Home Guard titles over “MX33” to both sleeves, the lower right cuff with printed four year service stripes. WW1 medal ribbons to the left chest for the 1914-18 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal. There’s an Internal label dated 1940.
The Cap is of khaki crown body and stiffened covered peak, fitted with an early officers bronze cap badge, brown leather chinstrap secured by general pattern buttons. The internal has a Roan leather sweatband and green silk head lining. Tailored by Lock & Co of St James’s Street London. Together with a two original muster sheets showing the Home Guard members for “Palmers Green Section No 115 Platoon Home Guard 33rd Middlesex Battalion (L.N.E.R.)”. The list only shows one Lieutenant on the muster roll. Lt F P Deere who was a builder’s surveyor. This really is a very fine example of a 33rd Middlesex Home Guard Officers Tunic and Cap.
Foot Note: The 33rd Middlesex Home Guard (L.N.E.R) had their headquarters at Holloway, London.
NB: Officers of the Home Guard should have worn the same cap badge as other ranks but this was frequently disregarded and wore officers cap badges of the regular army, as seems to be the case here.
Cap Size: 7 1/8” UK Size: 7 1/4” US.
Jacket Size: Chest 36” to 37”
Waist 30” to 31”.
Shoulder to Shoulder 17”.
Top of Collar to Bottom of Jacket: 22 1/2”.
Top of Sleeve to Bottom of Sleeve: 24 1/2”.
N.B. This sale is for the 33rd Middlesex Home Guard Officers Tunic only, the shirt and Tie are not included and are for display purposes only.
Cap: Good Condition. with just a tiny hole to the crown.
Jacket: Very Good Condition.