British Officers Khaki Drill Tropical Uniform- Royal Artillery- North Africa (1941-1943)

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.

Officers had Cotton KD 4 pocket tunics and slacks made to the same pattern as the OD wool Officers Service Tunic. All buttons were removable for washing and rank badges were fitted through  eyelet button holes sewn into the fabric.