An original Royal Air Force Parachute Bag dating from the Second World War and in good condition.
These bags were used throughout the Second World War and are now synonymous with Aircrew, particularly Bomber Command, during this period.
The bag is made from a heavy khaki canvas and features two reinforcing straps which run the entire circumference of the bag, becoming handles at the top. The bag fastens with a 'Flash' brand bras zipper which is typical of the period.
The top of the bag bares the original owners name 'Swift' which has ben written in ink. The interior retains all of its integral flaps and pop studs.
The bag is in good condition with various signs of wear and use which are to be expected with a bag of this vintage. Both handles have frayed as indicated in the pictures. The zipper works well although there are one or two teeth missing.
All in all a nice bag which displays well and has a very authentic used look. This would make a great addition to any RAF collection without a doubt!