Rare original RAF Ordinary Airman's Shirt

Rare original RAF Ordinary Airman's Shirt

Code: 51056

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A rare original RAF Ordinary Airman's full button shirt often referred to as 'Canadian Pattern' in excellent condition.

These full button examples were used during the Second World War by men of the Royal Canadian Air Force rather than the half button front type which were used by the RAF. This could be a wartime example or more likely post-war as the RAF changed to this style in the immediate post-war years. Either way, it is still a rare shirt to find today and this one is an exceptional example.

These Ordinary Airman's shirts are noticeably different to the Officers versions which are more commonly found on the market as they are a much darker shade of blue. This is the correct shirt to match a uniform of any RAF airman of the rank of Flight Sergeant and below.

This particular example is in good condition for its age are no rips or tears. There is some staining however, most likely from storage so please study the pictures.

The shirt is a hard to find size with a large neckband. It came with two collars (listed below) which are size 16 1/2" and fit the shirt well. The chest measures at 23" pit to pit so should fit a 38-42" chest depending on desired fit.

The markings in the shirt collar are still present although somewhat faint. Part of the contract number can be seen along with other markings but nothing to clear.

A hard to find shirt in good condition in a larger wearable size.