An original WW2 period Royal Air Force Officers Service Dress Tunic in good condition.
This pattern of tunic was used during the 1930s and throughout the Second World War. It was replaced with a new pattern in 1947 which only featured a three button front rather than four, meaning there is quite likely a wartime made tunic. It is the standard cut used throughout the Second World War for RAF Officers with pleated breast pockets with scalloped pockets and bellows pockets to the skirt. It features a full set of brass Kings crown RAF buttons and retains its original waist belt and brass buckle.
The tunic is fitted with a set of pilots wings below which are a number of medal ribbons although it is unclear if these are later additions. The collar has large Volunteer Reserve collar badges fitted which are usually used for greatcoats but are sometimes seen on tunics in original period photographs. The cuffs are fitted with Squadron Leader rank insignia.
There are no labels or markings anywhere inside the jacket but it is a guaranteed original period item which dates to no later than 1947.
The tunic is a smaller size which will suit around a 36" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat the tunic measures -
Chest - 19 1/2"
Waist - 16"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 25 1/4"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 30"
The tunic is in good condition with no serious flaws or damage. It only shows limited signs of wear and use and overall displays very well. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice original Second World War tunic in good condition.
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