An original pair of RAF MK VIII Sunglasses dating from the Second World War and complete with their original case.
This pattern of spectacles was introduced during the middle of WW2 and saw wide-spread issue throughout the rest of the conflict.
The glasses are the classic 'aviator' shape and feature chrome plated rims and arms with sprung wrap-around ear pieces. They have green tinted lenses of a very high quality which are still very clear and usable today. The inside of one arm bears the designation 'MKVIII' as well as the RAF stores code of 22c / 961. The Air Ministry 'A.M' proceeds the information whilst the War Department broad arrow can be found above it.
The glasses are in good used condition with only limited signs of age and use. One of the arms is slightly more loose than the other but this does not effect how they display and is not an issue when worn. There is also a small repair to the bridge as is quite common and there is some age and tarnishing to the metal frames. This has all been reflected in the price and it is important to remember that these are a air of pre-owned, vintage sunglasses.
Finally, the original case is still intact and usable with some signs of wear and age. The top features markings which include the War Department broad arrow marking and the 22C reference number. The size is also stated as a size large.
A good pair of highly collectable sunglasses which would make a good addition to any aviation collection!