A good original pair of RAF Ordinary Airman's trousers dated 1952 which are identical to the 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 plastic brace buttons around the outside of the trousers. The fly fastens with buttons of the same variety.
The original label is still present inside the trousers and is still bright and legible. It bears the title of 'Trousers, O.A.' and the size of 15. The 1953 date is in evidence as is the War Department broad arrow marking and manufactures name of 'Raper & Bainbridge Ltd'.
The trousers will suit a 30" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 15"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
The overall condition of the trousers is good with only limited signs of wear and age. There is staining and a very small hole as illustrated in the pictures. They are still wearable and display well but are a vintage, pre-owned item with small issues commensurate with age.
A good pair of trousers which would be ideal for a WW2 re-enactor or for a mannequin.