Original 1947 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat

Original 1947 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat

Code: 51707


A good original wartime pattern RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat dated 1947 in nice condition.

This pattern of greatcoat came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and saw use throughout the Second World War before being replaced by the 'New Pattern' greatcoat in the immediate post-war years. Whilst this example is post-war dated it is identical to those made and worn during WW2. 

This greatcoat features the correct number of brass Kings crown RAF buttons and a matched pair of wartime printed RAF albatross badges are sewn to the top of each sleeve.

The coat also features the white blanket lining often associated with early production RAF greatcoats. The original owners service number has been added in black which is a nice period feature.

Inside the coat still retains its original issue label which is clear and legible. It states the coat as being a size No. 6 which will fit someone of up to 5' 8" tall, 37-38" chest and 33-34" waist. It was made by 'John Hammond & Co' and bears the War Department broad arrow. The date is also present and reads '1947'.

The condition of the coat is very good overall with some signs of service wear and age. It displays well overall and is still very wearable. 

Altogether a nice original wartime period greatcoat in good condition.