Sold for £780
A WW II British Airborne Troops 1st pattern Denison smock, full zip front having four pockets with Newey Patent poppers and knitted cuffs, the right sleeve with sergeants stripes bearing a label Smocks Denison Airborne Troops Size S H.B. Hoffman & Sons Ltd 1942, together with a 1944 pattern Jungle hat with WD stamp to the interior.
Formerly the property of David William Sheppard, born in Portsmouth in 1930 who at 16 years old thought to join the Navy, but when he went to the recruitment office, the Naval recruiter was out to lunch and the Royal Marine recruiter persuaded him to join the Royal Marines instead. He served all over the world, Korea, Malaysia and the Suez crisis to name a few. He was in 42 and also 40 Commando units and is believed to have served on the Vanguard, Bulwark and Sheffield. He finished his career as a colour sergeant in 1969 and joined the Coast Guard until he retired aged 61. He died in 2020 aged 90.
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