An original Royal Air Force Ordinary Airman's shirt which was made in 1955.
This pattern of shirt was introduced around the end of the Second World War and is made from an end-on-end cotton which is a darker shade to those worn by officers. It features a full button front, barrel cuffs and a neck band collar. Inside the collar the 1955 date is present as is the stores code which starts with 22B.
The shirt will suit around a 34" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 20"
Outside arm - 22 1/2"
Shoulders - 16"
Length - 31"
The shirt is in reasonably good condition and is totally wearable with some storage marks etc. There is wear to the top button hole and a small hole to the front (picture5). These flaws have been reflected in the price so please take time to study these before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage item with small issues commensurate with age.
A hard to find mid Century British military shirt.