An original pair of RAF Ordinary Airman's trousers which date from between 1943 and the middle of the 1950s.
This pattern of trousers came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and stayed in service well into the 1950s. The trousers are made from an RAF blue-grey coloured serge wool and feature a fishtail back, a slash pocket to each hip and black plastic brace buttons around the outside of the trousers. More of the same buttons are used to fasten the fly.
There is no label in the trousers so it is impossible to date them exactly. The blue drill material used for the lining was introduced in 1943, as were the black plastic buttons. This indicates they were made between 1943 and the middle of the 1950s.
The trousers will suit around a 33" waist and when laid flat they measures -
Waist - 16 1/2"
Inside leg - 31"
The overall condition of the trousers is good with only limited signs of wear and age. There is a button missing at the fly and three brace buttons are missing, although these can easily be replaced. They are still wearable and display well but are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A good pair of trousers which would be ideal for a WW2 reenactor or for a mannequin. .
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