A good original pair of RAF Ordinary Airman's trousers made in 1951 and identical to wartime pattern.
This pattern of trousers came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and stayed in service well into the 1950s. The trousers feature a fishtail back, a slash pocket to each hip and black horn brace buttons around the outside of the trousers.
The original label is still present inside the trousers and is mainly legible. It states the size as No.17 which will fit a 33-34" waist and a 30 1/2" leg. The manufacturers name is marked as 'J. Compton, Sons & Webb Ltd'. Below this is the 1951 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 31" waist and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 16"
Inside leg -30 1/2"
The trousers are in good condition and display well. They are a vintage pair of pre-owned trousers however so may have small issues consummate with age.
All in all a good pair of RAF OA trousers dating from just after the Second World War. They would fill a gap in a collection or could be use for re-enactment.
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