An original pair of RAF MK VIII Goggles in great condition with the sought after Air Ministry markings to the leather bridge.
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 nice condition and still retain the majority of their original blue paint to the brass frames. The leather pads are nice and the chamois backing is clean showing only limited signs of wear and use. The bridge piece is marked with the War Department broad arrow marking as well as the 22C/930 stores reference number. There is also a white RAF stamp to the leather nose piece and a black ink stamp to the chamois lining which is testament to the very limited amount of use these goggles have seen. The lenses are in good condition and are clear and free from delamintion.
The original grey elastic strap is still present and retains a good amount of its elasticity. It features leather pull tabs and the metal part of the adjuster is marked with a patent number and the name of 'Levers'.
Overall these are a very nice pair of original RAF goggles with the sought after Air Ministry markings which display very well.
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