An original size 8 RAF War Service Dress battledress dated 1946.
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 often found on these blouses, RAF style scalloped pocket flaps, black plastic buttons all round and a pair of hook and eyes to close the neck. Whilst the jacket is dated 1946 it is identical to those made and issued during the war.
Inside the jacket the original label is still present and is very bright and fresh still with all the details being clearly legible. The jacket is a size 8 which will fit up to a 38" chest and a 33" waist. The War Department broad arrow is also present as is the 1946 date and the maker's name of 'Akett Ltd'.
The condition of the blouse is very good. It is still a nice deep blue colour and not a heavily worn faded out grey like many offered on the market. The blue indigo lining is still a deep colour also with only some signs of wear and washing mainly around the collar. It is a vintage pre-owned item so please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that it is a vintage item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Overall, a very nice original RAF WSD blouse in good condition and a nice clear label.
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