An original 1950 Dated Royal Air Force Ordinary Airman's Tunic in a size No 10.
Whilst this tunic is dated 1950 it is identical to those worn throughout the Second World War by all RAF airmen up to the rank of Flight Sergeant as both a working dress and a walking out uniform.
This particular example features brass Kings crown RAF buttons and shows evidence of where eagle badges were fitted to the top of each sleeve. Wartime examples could be fitted which would make this a good stand-in for a war dated tunic.
Inside the jacket retains its original issue label which states the size as 36-37" chest and 33" waist. Below this is the 1950 date and the War Department broad arrow. The manufacturer's name of 'James Smith & Co (Derby)' is also present. To the pocket bag is the War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'A' as is commonly seen on 1950 dated items. The original owner has marked his serial number to the interior although it is hard to read.
The tunic is in good condition for its age and overall displays well. There is some damage to the front of the tunic as shown in the pictures. RAF blue serge can be mended and with some care can be done to a very good standard making it almost invisible. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing as this is a vintage item with small issues commensurate with age.
This could suit a reenactor or collector well and will make a good stand-in for a war dated example.
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