A good pair of original World War Two period RAF War Service Dress Trousers dated 1944 in a size 7.
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 of the trousers. 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 RAF clothing during this period .
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and states the size as 7 which will fit someone of around 5'8" tall, up to a 31" waist. The maker's name of 'Wm Templeton & Sons' is also present as is the War Department broad arrow marking and the 1944 date.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
The trousers are in worn condition but are still very wearable. They display well enough but have staining etc, notably to the front of the trousers. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that these are a worn pair of vintage trousers which have small flaws commensurate with age.
Altogether a good pair of original wartime pattern trousers which have honest signs of wear and use making them ideal for the re-enactor and collector alike!
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