The Camerons (c.1943)

These kind of trousers were known as ‘Camerons’ after Jean Cameron, the 19 year old who had first suggested postwomen should be allowed to wear trousers rather than skirts. By June 1941, more than 500 pairs of trousers had been issued. They are made of dark blue serge with red piping trimming the seam of the outside leg. They fasten on the left hip with three navy blue plastic buttons. 14,000 pairs were being worn by November 1943.

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