British Khaki Drill Tropical Uniform- North Africa (1942-1943)

In the early campaigns in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre, British troops wore KD shorts or slacks with long sleeved Aertex shirts. The paler tan shade of KD was more suited to desert or semi-desert regions than the “dark khaki” or brown serge used in battledress. When the Allies moved up through Italy, however, two-piece khaki denim battledress overalls were increasingly preferred. By 1943, the KD shirt began to be replaced by a more durable cotton KD bush jacket.