British warm

British warm: The short, thick overcoat generally worn by officers during the First World War, becoming official uniform in 1918. The name, usual for the khaki pea-jacket worn by officers in the Boer War, was first introduced in India for wear at hill-stations, two kinds being issued: "Coats Warm-British" and "Coats Warm-Native." [1]

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  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.37.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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