An original WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat with history.
This greatcoat belonged to Corporal Sydney Cooper 991457 who served with the RAF throughout WW2. He joined up before February 1940 so would have been serving during the Battle of Britain. He was posted to No.111 Operational Training Unit, Nassau in the Bahamas where he spent a long period.
This great coat is a typical wartime example with white coloured blanket wool lining and most likely dates from the very early part of the Second World War. All of his other uniform items date from this period so it is reasonable to assume this is also an early war item. The coat is made from the standard RAF blue-grey coloured wool serge and features brass King's crown buttons to the front. Early war pattern embroidered eagle badges are fitted to the top of each sleeve and RAF pattern corporal stripes are located further down the sleeve.
Inside the coat the original label is no longer present. The original owner has however added his serial number in ink to the white lining.
The condition of the coat is good overall with signs of wear and use. Overall it displays well and is still totally wearable but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
Altogether a nice early war example with some interesting history.
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