A scarce original pair of RAF Ordinary Airman's Shoes as worn during the Second World War and post-war period.
These shoes were worn by all Airmen in the RAF up to rank of Flight Sergeant in place of the ankle boots. They look very similar to the boots and when worn with trousers it would be hard to tell the difference. They are made of the same leather, feature the same toe profile and importantly do not feature a toe cap.
The shoes feature 5 eyelets and a set of laces. The soles and heels of the shoes are leather as is common to find in this period. The heels feature some metalwork designed to prevent undue wear. The interior is leather lined and and the insole is marked with the maker 'T & H B Ltd', the 1948 and the size of 9.
The shoes are in well worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. They clearly saw plenty of use from their original owner but still display reasonably well.
Altogether a very rare RAF OA item which would be a great addition to any collection.