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 and there is no War Department broad arrow which would suggest that these are a pre-1944 made pair.
The glasses are in good used condition with only limited signs of age and use. The arms are good and tight and not loose and the lenses appear good, save for one very small defect to the top of the right lens which is only noticeable under close scrutiny. It is important to remember that these are a pair of pre-owned, vintage sunglasses which have been used previously.
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/1072 reference number. The size is also stated as a size medium
A good pair of highly collectable sunglasses which would make a good addition to any aviation collection!
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