Woolly Pully picture

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
Gentlemen and Ladies,

I'm working with YesItsMe auctioning bears to make money for MDN's 'Help them Out' and 'Holidays for Heroes' campaigns.


Currently she's auctioning Jock, a bear rescued from MDN's cellar, and after that we have two of Horsa's offspring ready to sell to the highest bidder, and then a World War 2 veteran bear.

The next batch of bears has arrived and I'm thinking of ideas for dressing them. One possibility is a Woolly Pully. We could claim he was found on Luneberg Heath, waiting for the Russians to invade and not knowing the Cold War was over. I might even do one in RAF Blue, just to annoy arrsers!

So, does any of you old'n'bold have a picture of someone wearing a Woolly Pully in your archives? Could you post it here, or PM it to me?

Ever Grateful
GRB
Quarter Mistress to Sgt Slingsby's Magnificent Bears
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
Missie, a photo would be lovely, and tomorrow will be fine. I can then buy the wool at the weekend, and work out a pattern during the TV-watching evenings next week.

I can PM you my email address if that would be easier than attaching it on here.

GRB
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
'ee vrum Zummerzet then?

Excellent bear, but doesn't tell me the length, sleeve type or whether there were epaulettes.

Shame really, I know Dad wore them, but I can't remember the details....

My excuse is that I'm older now than he was then!
 
#9
I believe that the woolie pullie, was originally brown in colour before it went to green, If any of the old and bold can confirm then it would be more authentic.
 
#12
tiger stacker said:
I believe that the woolie pullie, was originally brown in colour before it went to green, If any of the old and bold can confirm then it would be more authentic.
Correct Sir
It also had a drawstring neck.bootlace type of thingy,
 
#13
ordinaryforces said:
tiger stacker said:
I believe that the woolie pullie, was originally brown in colour before it went to green, If any of the old and bold can confirm then it would be more authentic.
Correct Sir
It also had a drawstring neck.bootlace type of thingy,
So now I need a history of the woollie pullie - dates, designs and details!!!!

Maybe we can get away with a 'representative' pully.
 
#18
Litotes said:
k13eod said:
From our friends at google:



Edited to add: A few more pics here:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=army jumper&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

BTW ... Chard as in Lt Chard VC as in Rorkes Drift! :D
As I wore them for so long, I am a spotter - and that doesn't look quite right! The waist and the wrists are not finished off as I remember them to be.

Litotes
Mate I wore them for most of my career ... this is one of the later, cheaper versions that were forced on us!
 
#19
k13eod said:
Litotes said:
k13eod said:
From our friends at google:



Edited to add: A few more pics here:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=army jumper&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

BTW ... Chard as in Lt Chard VC as in Rorkes Drift! :D
As I wore them for so long, I am a spotter - and that doesn't look quite right! The waist and the wrists are not finished off as I remember them to be.

Litotes
Mate I wore them for most of my career ... this is one of the later, cheaper versions that were forced on us!
'Tis sadly true, the later, cheap version. Easily destroyed by too much spray starch and over hot irons.

:cry: :cry:
 
#20
Chodmeister said:
k13eod said:
Litotes said:
k13eod said:
From our friends at google:



Edited to add: A few more pics here:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=army jumper&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

BTW ... Chard as in Lt Chard VC as in Rorkes Drift! :D
As I wore them for so long, I am a spotter - and that doesn't look quite right! The waist and the wrists are not finished off as I remember them to be.

Litotes
Mate I wore them for most of my career ... this is one of the later, cheaper versions that were forced on us!
'Tis sadly true, the later, cheap version. Easily destroyed by too much spray starch and over hot irons.

:cry: :cry:
Exactly. But R_B if you use the pic above less epaulettes you have a good representation of the Cold War woolly!
 

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