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WW2 British Light Assault Vest

WW2 British Light Assault Vest

This MK1 vest was a simplified version of the assault jerkin and is know as either Skeleton assault vest, Light Assault or Bren assault vest, It was made from the same cotton canvas as the assault jerkin.

This is the first model that was issued during 1943/44 so would have been used in Normandy and Operations in Belgium and Holland.


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WW2 British Light Assault vest

This MK1 vest was a simplified version of the assault jerkin and is know as either Skeleton assault vest,  Bren assault vest or light Assault Vest, It was made from the same cotton canvas as the assault jerkin.

This is the first model that was issued during 1943/44 so would have been used in Normandy and Operations in Belgium and Holland.

Mk1 Bren Vest features:

  • 2 large bren magazine pouches
  • 2 magazines per pouch
  • Pouches could also carry 2" mortar bombs 
  • Frog to fit spike or sten bayonet  
  • 3 sizes available 
  • webbing waist belt with brass buckle
  • Webbing chest harness with brass buckle
  • Wooden toggle with cord fasteners
  • Stamped inside with H & S ltd 1943

The vest would have be worn over a windproof smock as light fighting order when on combat missions.

3 sizes 

  • I to fit Small to Medium
  • II to fit size Large
  • III to fit size X-Large