An original pair of original RAF MK VIII Goggles in good condition for their age and with faint Air Ministry markings.
These goggles are arguably the most iconic of all RAF goggles and saw use with aircrews from 1942 well into the post-war years. They also saw action with USAAF crews, Fleet Air Arm and Coastal Command amongst others.
This particular pair are in good condition and still retain the majority of their original blue paint to the brass frames. The leather pads are nice and most of the stitching appears strong. Between the two eye pieces is the leather bridge where the Air Ministry stamp is just about visible. Over time it has faded but it can just be seen stamped into the leather if held in the right light.
The goggles also feature the curved top to the metal frame and the austerity metal bridge section which are both traits of original wartime manufactured goggles.
The goggles feature an original elastic strap which retains a very small amount of elasticity. The metal adjuster is still present as are the two leather pull tabs which are often broken or missing.
Overall these are a very nice pair of original RAF goggles with the sought-after AM stamp that would make a nice addition to any RAF display.