A rare original RAF Ordinary Airman's full button shirt often referred to as 'Canadian Pattern' in excellent condition.
These full button examples were used during the Second World War by men of the Royal Canadian Air Force rather than the half button front type which were used by the RAF. This could be a wartime example or more likely post-war as the RAF changed to this style in the immediate post-war years. Either way, it is still a rare shirt to find today and this one is an exceptional example.
These Ordinary Airman's shirts are noticeably different to the Officers versions which are more commonly found on the market as they are a much darker shade of blue. This is the correct shirt to match a uniform of any RAF airman of the rank of Flight Sergeant and below.
The shirt is a good size measuring at 21" pit to pit so will fit a 40" chest comfortably. The neck measures at a 15 1/2" which is again a good size and should fit most mannequins.
The shirt is in reasonable condition for its age however it does have numerous stains and a number of holes so please study the photographs.
A nice original shirt which is becoming very hard to find. This would make an excellent addition to a mannequin or RAF display.