trousers and Standard Pattern Label
dark blue wool straight-leg trousers with button fly front. Down the outside of each leg a broad brown cloth stripe.
Clothing issued to British Prisoners of War in Germany between 1916-1918. The brown band on these garments was set into the clothing in such a way that if it was removed it would leave a cap. Some of the so-called Kitchener Blue uniforms issued in 1914 were later altered and sent to British POWs in Germany. This example was made in 1918 by the Royal Army Clothing Factory. This example is designated as a Standard Pattern and still bears that label together with a paper clothing label attached to the outside.
(a) printed on a paper label on outside of trousers
(b) stamped on clothing label
(c) printed on on clothing label
(d) on Standard Pattern label
(a) Royal Army Clothing Factory
(b) Standard Pattern
(c) Trs British Prisoners of War
d) Royal Army Clothing Department SPECN. 1189. Standard Pattern No 3068 1918. Trousers:- Britsih Prisnrs of War In Germany. 54/GEN:No 2992. Obsolete 6/1/20