Looking for a Birthday present or a Christmas present but do not know what to buy, then these Soldier of Fortune Gift Vouchers may be the answer.Shop Gift Vouchers
8th Army Captain Royal Signals Alexandria 1942
This Signals Officer is based in Alexandria behind the British front line at El Alamein sending up important information from GHQ to the forward units. Their uniform was much more relaxed and were allowed more freedom to modify it with the many tailors in the Bazaar’s of the medina.
He is wearing the loose fitting Issue KD jacket and trousers with Khaki Officers SD cap (KD versions were not worn by Army Officers), to this he has added a soft comfortable pair of Desert Boots, a practical ascot tie/ Cravat as no shirt would have been worn, fly whisk to keep away the persistent flies and some fully embroidered Captains rank slides.
The MKVII Gas mask slung over his shoulder is being used as haversack as the gas threat was so low that Gas masks were not needed, so inside he keeps his pens and documents inside.
This Uniform would have been worn by most Staff Officers serving in the desert with just a change of cap Badge like Royal Artillery and RMP plus many more.