A nice pair of original World War Two RAF War Service Dress Trousers dated 1944.
This pattern of trousers replaced the earlier 'Suits, Aircrew' (introduced in 1940) and was the standard working dress for all members of the RAF from 1942 until 1947 when the 'New Pattern' uniforms was introduced.
The trousers are made from RAF blue coloured wool serge and feature one rear buttoning pocket, a slash pocket to each hip and a first field dress pocket to the front left hip. They also feature a button fly and have buttons around the inside of the waistband to which braces can be attached, all of which are the standard black plastic type used on this pattern of RAF clothing.
Inside the trousers retain their original label which states the size as 00 which is intended to fit someone of around 5' tall, up to a 31" waist. The 1944 date and War Department broad arrow marking are also present.
The trousers will suit around a 31" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 15 1/7"
Inside leg - 27 1/2"
The overall condition of the trousers is very good as can be seen in the pictures. They are in very clean condition and are not washed or faded out. They appear to be in unworn, deadstock condition. There are no signs of wear or age but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that they are a vintage. pre-owned pair of trousers which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Overall a very nice pair of original wartime pattern trousers with a good clear date. Ideal for the re-enactor and collector alike!