Original 1945 Dated RAF War Service Dress Blouse - Size 3

Original 1945 Dated RAF War Service Dress Blouse - Size 3

Code: 51388

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An original Royal Air Force War Service Dress Blouse clearly dated 1945 and in a size No.3.

This pattern of jacket came into service in late 1940 listed as 'Suits, Aircrew' before being re-designated 'War Service Dress' in 1943, remaining virtually unchanged. The blouse features the wire style waist buckle usually associated with early manufacture 'Suits, Aircrew' blouses, RAF style scalloped pocket flaps and a pair of hook and eyes to close the neck. Standard RAF Black horn buttons are fitted to the jacket.

Inside the jacket the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It states the size as no.3 and the manufacturers name as 'C.W.S' better know as the Co-op today. The War department broad arrow is present as is the 1945 date.

The jacket is in reasonable condition for its age but does have some flaws which are reflected in the price. There is what appears to be some glue above the left breast pocket which may come out with careful cleaning. The collar has had badges fitted at some point leaving a couple of small holes to each side whilst the sleeves as bear some similar holes. To the rear there is also some staining which is again detailed in the pictures.

Whilst not the finest example of a WSD Blouse, the jacket does feature a nice clear label and would still make a good addition to an RAF collection.