The Canadian Provost Corps
1939 - 1946
The main features of the trousers were a large map pocket on the left leg and a small pleated pocket for the field dressing on the front right hip. Three buttons on the outside of the waist were used to fasten the trousers to the blouse in order to prevent the blouse riding up in the back. Six buttons for the attachment of braces were sewn on the inside of the waist.
Detail views showing button and pocket placement.
Detail of a typical paper label. Early Canadian trousers usually had both an external paper label and an ink label stamped on the inside of the trouser lining. Paper labels were sewn in a position where the label was concealed by the blouse, and were usually removed by the user on reciept of the trousers. They are seldom seen on uniforms made after 1942.
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