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I have recently purchased a WW2 Leather Jerkin which has  brass General Service buttons attached and the stamp Q over WD and a difficult to decipher year underneath. Is this likely to be ww2?

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Hello Gary, this should be 1940 production. Below is a list of WD codes and the dates they relate to.

1939 - R
1940 - Q
1941 - P
1942 - O
1943 - N
1944 - M
1945 - Z
1946 - L
1947 - E
1948 - R
1949 - ?
1950 - B
1952 - C
1953 - L
1954 - M

1959 – X

T =1937 & 1956 *
S =1938 & 1957
R = 1939 & 1948
Q =1940
P =1941
O =1942
N =1943
M =1944 & 1953
Z =1945
L =1946 & 1953
E, P =1947 *
R =1948
A =1949
B, A =1950 *
B =1951
C =1952
L =1953
M =1954
D, O, T =1955 *
T =1956 & 1937
S =1957
F =1958
X =1959 *

 

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