Rare Original 1939 Dated WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Shirt - Size 3

Rare Original 1939 Dated WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Shirt - Size 3

Code: 55846

£300.00 Approx $373.6, €349.24
 

  A scarce original example of an RAF Ordinary Airman's collarless shirt as worn during the late inter-war period and throughout the Second World War, which is dated 1939. 

This shirt is made from the blue poplin material which features a yellow and white wavy fleck pattern to it. This material was replaced with a more standard end-on-end material making these shirts very hard to find today. It features a half-placket front and a barrel cuff. All of the buttons are the original butterscotch coloured examples and the cuff has the ability to be fitted with cufflinks or fastened with buttons.

This particular example still retains its original label to the interior. It bears the Air Ministry AM and crown marking as well as the 1939 contract date and the size of 3. 

The shirt is a small to medium size example which will suit around a 38" chest and when laid flat it measures - 

Chest - 22 3/4"
Inside arm - 20 1/2"
Outside arm - 23 3/4"
Shoulders - 18"
Length at back - 35"
Collar - 15 1/2"

The shirt is in good condition and appears to be unworn. It could be described as 'deadstock' and would be hard to better in many ways. There are some marks etc from storage which are evident in the pictures. Please study these and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have other small issues commensurate with age.

This is a rare shirt from the early war period which would be ideally suited to an early war collector.