An original pair of RAF MK VIII Goggles dating from the Second World War.
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 used condition but do feature the curved edge to the brass frames which is associated with wartime manufactured goggles. The lenses are in reasonable condition with some signs of delamination and the frames retain a large amount of the factory applied blue paint. The leatherwork is in reasonable shape with areas of the chrome finish missing.
The original grey elastic strap is still present and retains its metal adjuster which shows some signs of corrosion. The strap is well used with one section retaining elasticity.
Overall a very genuine pair of original RAF goggles with the sought after curved frames.