Swedish Naval Home Guard m.1941 Tunic

Swedish Naval Home Guard m.1941 Tunic

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Country of Origin: Sweden

Swedish m.1941 Uniform tunics, that appear to have been issued to members of the Royal Swedish Navy and Coastal Artillery with the original 1940-50s era insignia all present. While these tunics have certainly seen better day, they seem to be light years ahead of contemporary European uniforms in their design, despite having some archaic features such as brightly coloured insignias and large metal buttons. 

Surprisingly, they are constructed from a relatively lightweight cotton/denim fabric, which was has stood the test of time given the very limited evidence of any field repairs on these uniforms. Unless otherwise indicated, the tunics remain adorned with Home Guard ("Hemvärnet") insignia at the collar, with additional patches indicating use by either the Royal Swedish Navy or Coastal Artillery. Elements of both forces would later be incorporated into the Swedish "Marines" of the Amphibious Corps in 2000, but these uniforms were clearly manufactured long before then. The uniforms also feature possibly anachronistic insignia denoting the unit "F. 15", which appears to have been an Air Force flotilla unit. 

Whether they were worn originally by airmen attached to naval forces, or the other way around is uncertain. Unfortunately, as part of the demilitarization process of the uniform, a large rectangular badge bearing the Swedish tri-crown appears to have been stripped from all of the left sleeves of the uniforms for repurposing once these uniforms became obsolete in the 1960s, as the Home Guard began to adopt later models of dress, opting for olive drab in favour of the tan-grey of the original m.1941 tunics. Either way, it makes for a fascinating and extremely cheap piece of military history, and a still relatively functional work uniform with a dressy look!

Sizing Guide: 

Chest Fit

Height and Length

Extra Small: 34-36 inch chest fit, garment measures 38 inches across chest

Extra Short: 5’5-5-7 height, garment measures 25 inches from collar stitch to bottom

Small: 36-38 inch chest fit, garment measures 42 inches across chest

Short: 5’6-5’8 height, garment measures 27 inches from collar stitch to bottom

Medium: 38-40 inch chest fit, garment measures 46 inches across chest

Regular: 5’9-5’11 height, garment measures 29 inches from collar stitch to bottom

Large: 40-42 inch chest fit, garment measures 50 inches across chest

Long: 6’0-6’2 height, garment measures 31 inches from collar stitch to bottom

Extra Large: 42-44 inch chest fit, garment measures 54 inches across chest

Extra Long: 6’1-6’3 height, garment measures 33 inches from collar stitch to bottom

Extra Extra Large: 44-46 inch chest fit, garment measures 58 inches across chest

Extra Extra Long: 6’3-6’5+ height, garment measures 35 inches from collar stitch to bottom

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