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 a very good 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 particular example is in virtually un-issued condition with the overall condition being excellent. There are no rips or tears but there is a slight storage stain to the front where the shirt has been folded for many years. This will likely come out with careful washing. The shirt does not appear to have been worn.
The shirt is a size 3 and has a 15” neck band which would be worn with a 15 1/2” collar which I have listed below.
The markings in the shirt collar are excellent and very clear. The makers name ‘Faulat, Belfast’ is stamped in one side and a stores code and the War Department broad arrow is in the other.
A hard to find shirt in good condition. These OA shirts are becoming very hard to find!