Original 1942 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Khaki Drill Tunic

Original 1942 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Khaki Drill Tunic

Code: 53180

£150.00 Approx $187.5, €177.51
 

A nice original 1942 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Khaki Drill Tunic in a size No. 13 and in good condition. 

Officially designated 'Frocks, Khaki Drill, Airmen (1937 Pattern)', this pattern of jacket was worn by all members of the RAF up to the rank of Flight Sergeant throughout the Second World War. It is made from a tan coloured cotton drill and features pleated breast pockets with scalloped pocket flaps, lower pockets with large pocket flaps and a notched lapel. The tunic is fitted with brass King's crown RAF buttons which are all held in place with brass split rings. To the top of each sleeve are tropical pattern RAF eagle badges which have been machine stitched to the jacket. 

Inside the jacket the original label is still present. It states the size as No. 13 which is designed to fit a 37'' - 38" chest. The maker's name of 'John Hammond & Co. (1922) Ltd is present as is the 1942 date and the War Department broad arrow marking. As well as this the War Department acceptance stamp is also still present and is bright and legible. It is surmounted by the letter 'O' which denotes 1942 as the year of issue.   

The tunic is in excellent condition with only very limited signs of wear and age. It is very bright and fresh as can be seen in the pictures. It is a vintage item however so may have small issues commensurate with age. 

Altogether a very nice example of this pattern of tunic complete with its original label and WD acceptance stamp. This would be very hard to better!