An original 1940s period Officers Canvas Holdall with a brass lightening zipper as used by Officers in the Brtish Army amongst others.
This pattern of bag features amongst the kit taken by some pilots of the Second Tactical Air Force when they flew into Normandy and can be seen in original period photographs.
This style of canvas grip came into use during the Second World War and due to its great design and popularity was made for many years afterwards. This is clearly a 1940s period example as it features a large brass lightening zipper typical of the period. Sadly the brass puller on the zip is broken in half but it still works perfectly well.
To one side of the bag the original owners name has been carefully added as well as to the bottom.
The overall condition of the bag is very good. It is in solid usable condition with no rips or tears to the canvas and all the stitching appears to be strong. All the leatherwork is intact and the light tan colour typically used on these bags.
A great original period bag which would be ideal for an RAF or British Army Re-enactor as well as someone who wears period clothes.