An original 1945 dated RAF 'Shirt Bush R.A.F' as worn during the Second World War.
The bush jacket was a popular alternative to the more formal RAF Khaki Drill tunic and cellular cotton examples like this in particular. This was due to their lightweight, breathable nature which made them the ideal tunic in warm climates. Cellular cotton is often referred to as 'Airtex'.
The jacket features a full button front, large collar and long sleeves. It is fitted with brass Kings crown RAF buttons to the front and pocket whilst chocolate brown coloured buttons fastens the cuffs. Plain patch pockets are located to the chest which are typical of wartie austerity measures.
Inside the tunic the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It states the maker's name as 'Albion Ltd Belfast' and the size as No. 2. The 1945 date is present as is the War Department broad arrow marking. As well as this there is a War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'Z' which confirms the year of issue as 1945.
The overall condition of the tunic is excellent with next to no signs of wear or age. It is a vintage item however so please take time to study the pictures.
An excellent example of this pattern of RAF KD tunic in lovely condition and with a nice, clear label and acceptance stamp. A must have for the serious collector!
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