What Colour were ww2 British uniforms?

It had taken the British Army from 1932 till then to design, test and approve the new uniform….British Uniform Painting Guide.

Uniform Battledress Brown (FWP325)
Helmet Firefly Green (FWP348)
Water bottle & Rifle Oxide Red (FWP382)
Bayonet scabbard & Boots Black*

What was the nickname of the British 8th Army?

Desert Rats 8th Army Photo.

Why did British soldiers wear shorts?

Many WW2 armies used tropical uniforms with shorts. In many cases, the cotton shorts were an alternative to wool trousers, and were much more comfortable in hot weather.

What uniforms did soldiers wear in WW2?

The original WWII Army officer’s winter service uniform consisted of a dark olive-drab gabardine wool coat with a sewn-on cloth belt (greens) and light-shade drab trousers (pinks). The brim of the service cap and service shoes were Army russet brown.

How to paint for the British 8th Army?

British 8th army infantry paint guide, draft version in case your interested. I don’t claim to be the best painter but if this helps someone you are welcome. Get it here

How old do you have to be to wear the 8th Army uniform?

Now some basic colours, I’m not bothering to go to the boundaries of colours as that’ll save a bit of shading. Colours are snakebite leather (rifle wood and boots and straps) , Orc brown (helmet, shirt and shorts) and bronzed flesh. All best part of 10 years old (or older) so a bit thick in places.

What kind of clothes did the 8th Army wear?

The figures in this set the standard issue khaki drill shirt and shorts (72 LIGHT BEIGE), ribbed long woollen socks with gaiters and canvas webbing equipment (26 KHAKI DRILL). Black leather boots (21 GLOSS BLACK). The steel helmet was often painted sand colour (74 BUFF). Clothing soon became faded and discoloured under desert conditions.

Where are the chevrons on a British Army uniform?

Insignia comes under normal British Army regulations “to be worn at all times” although this was not strictly adhered to and was of course removed for special operations or “Recce” patrols. Other ranks’ chevrons were usually on a band slipped over the right arm of the K.D. shirt.