A good original example of the RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat in a size No.6 and clearly dated 1945.
This pattern of greatcoat came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and saw use throughout the Second World War before being replaced by the 'New Pattern' greatcoat in the immediate post-war years.
This greatcoat features the correct number of brass Kings crown buttons and a matched set of wartime printed RAF albatross badges are sewn to the top of each sleeve.
Inside the coat features a white blanket lining as well as the original label which states the coat as being a size No. 6 Which will fit up to 5' 8" tall, 39" chest and a 35" waist. The date is clearly marked 1945 on the label. There is also a white WD stamp surmounted by the letter ‘Z’ which confirms 1945 as the year of issue.
The overall condition of the Greatcoat is very good indeed and it displays very well. There are some marks, particularly around the collar consummate with the age and wear of the coat but this doesn't particularly detract from the it and is very good aside from this.
This greatcoat came with the tunic and forage cap listed above. I also have the same Airmans trousers which I will list in the future.
All in all, a great example of a wartime RAF OA greatcoat which are becoming increasingly hard to find. This would compliment any RAF collection or complete a re-enactment uniform nicely.