A scarce pair of 1939 Pattern Equipment Shoulder Braces.
The 1939 Pattern Leather Equipment was introduced by the British War Office shortly after the start of WW2 and rushed into production to make up the shortfall in web equipment manufacture which at that time was simply not up to the task of equipping the whole of the very rapidly enlarging British Army. It appears to have been deployed for training purposes only with its most typical use being by the Home Guard.
The Shoulder Braces are by far the most difficult part of the 1939 Equipment to find, due to the majority being converted to civilian luggage carrying straps post-war.
This miss pair are in generally very good condition with one having a roller buckle fitted along with several punch holes