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.
This shirt still retains its original markings to the inside of the neckband. This are more often than not worn away or washed out but this example features good bright markings. They are in two sets; the first states the manufacturer as 'Faulat Belfast' who were a common shirt maker for the forces, whilst the second stamp bares the size (1) and the War Department broad arrow marking as well as the 22B RAF stores reference number.
This particular example is in good condition for its age are no rips or tears. There is a small amount of staining however, most likely from storage so please study the pictures.
All in all a nice example of an Ordinary Airman's shirt which would make a nice addition to any collection.