An original Royal Air Force Mk2 and 2a Flying Suit dating from 1960 and in good condition.
Officially designated 'Suits Flying MK2 and 2a' the suit is made from a blue-grey coloured linen cotton and features a metal 'Aero' branded zipper to the front whilst the other zippers were made by 'Swift'. Metal waist adjusters are also a feature and are marked 'To Release Lift' and there is a waist belt which features the large metal buckle used on a lot of RAF clothing during this period including the MK1 Aircrew Jacket and the Cold Weather Parka.
The suit has two labels to the interior. The uppermost is the issue label and bears the RAF Stores number of 22c/1909 and the size of 6. Below this is the War Department broad arrow marking and to the top right corner is the 1960 date.
The suit is in well worn condition and clearly saw plenty of action. There is various staining and signs of use and can be seen in the pictures. The main zipper works well as do the chest pocket zippers. The leg zips function although the puller is missing from one. There are signs of age and wear which are to be expected with a vintage item which has been issued. Please take time to study the pictures provided before purchasing.
Altogether a very nice example of an early jet-age flying suit which clearly saw action. This would make an excellent addition to any RAF collection!
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