Nice original British Army Officers Tunic to a Major of the Green Howards. They served in most conflicts of WW2 including the only Victoria Cross to be awarded on D-Day.
Jacket has tailors label with date of 1940 and name of Oliver James Vandeleur Kitson, 4th Baron Airedale.
He lived between 22 April 1915 – 19 March 1996, "an able and devoted" politician, member of the Liberal Party and then of the Liberal Democrats, was a British peer. He was the son of Sir Roland Dudley Kitson, 3rd Baron Airedale and his first wife Sheila Grace, daughter of F. E. Vandeleur.
He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1941. He lived at Ufford Hall near Stamford, Lincolnshire. He succeeded to the titles of 4th Baron Airedale, of Gledhow, and 4th Baronet on 20 March 1958. he was an active member of the House of Lords for 38 years: he was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1962 to 1996, Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords in 1961, and was a long-standing member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
Airedale did not marry and the titles became extinct on his death.
Sold as a display item, Sizes are approximately 39/40 Inch chest, 35 Waist and 25 outside arm.
Overall in very good condition, some service wear and a few tiny moth nips as expected with garments of this age.
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