Royal Navy Wet Weather Jacket Liner

The Royal Navy’s foul weather jackets are excellent at keeping rain and wind out, but are not particularly warm, being just a single layer of Gore-Tex. There were two designs of jacket, one with reflective patches on the sleeves and one without. The plain jacket included a quilted liner that could be worn with the jacket to help keep the wearer warm in colder conditions:J50-RN-GoreTex-Jackets-no-hood-open2_2048x2048The design of this jacket liner is very reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s British Army quilted smock liners, but in dark blue rather than olive green. The liner is a sleeveless design:imageThe quilting is in a diamond pattern, with a cotton tape edging around all the seams:imageThe liner has a zip up the front:imageThis allows the liner to be zipped into the wet weather jacket to hold it secure:J50-RN-GoreTex-Jackets-no-hood-liner_2048x2048And a label is sewn into the rear with sizing, NSN number and care instructions:imageThe jackets these liners were worn now seem to have been dropped by the Navy in favour of one universal pattern with the reflective patches and a hood. The new jackets do not seem to have the facility to add a quilted liner and these now seem to be obsolete.

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