I was looking for some help on the design of Belgian officers' service dress tunic between 1935 and 1950. One of the most noticeable changes on this tunic was the form of the flaps for the lower pockets. According to the 1935 dress regulations the flaps of the lower pocket were trapezoid in size. At some point at the end of the war the design changed to a three point format which are interestingly shown - to my knowledge - in the dress regulations of 1950 although the very text still refers to the model 1935. I realize that there were additional changes in the 1940s, including the introduction of the battle dress uniform.
Does anybody know when this change took place, what influenced it, and how is that reflected in uniform regulations.
Please see http://www.everyoneweb.com/uniformen/ - see Landmacht Generaal-Major 1935 vs. General-Major 1950 for the change of design in the flaps of the lower pockets.
Below please see the description in the dress regulations of 1935.
Again, thanks so much for your help. Please feel free to respond in Dutch.
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Paddy, thanks so much. This was also my suspicion. Interestingly, when you look at the text of the dress regulation of 1950 it refers back to the design of the uniform in 1935 but the images (see attachment) reflect this change in style. It would be great to find out when the first models appeared and whether there are some documents on this.Paddy schreef:I don't have proof of that but I think the influence came from the days the Belgian army was recreated in the United Kingdom during the Second World War.