A scarce original example of an RAF Ordinary Airman's collarless shirt as worn from before the Second World War and on into the 1950s.
This shirt is a darker blue than the RAF officers shirts which are often on the open market and are much rarer. It is the correct shirt to be worn with both the Ordinary Airman's 4 pocket tunic as well as the battledress uniform.
This particular example still retains all of its original markings inside including the Air Ministry AM and crown marking. All the stamps inside the shirt are clear and bright making this an ideal shirt for the serious RAF collector.
The shirt is the correct tunic-front type worn during in the Second World War. These were replaced soon after the end of hostilities with a full button front type and are now very hard to find.
The shirt is a smaller example measuring at 42” across the chest and about 13.5 at the collar.
The condition of the shirt is good for its age and it displays very nicely indeed. This shirt may have been issued however and there are some marks and staining, although these are only really noticeable on close inspection. There are also a few very small holes to the front tail of the shirt but these aren’t seen when the shirt is worn or folded for a display.
The shirt also comes complete with an original collar which, like the shirt, is the correct wartime fabric and nicely marked.
Overall and excellent and rare shirt from the early war period which would be ideal for any WW2 RAF Sergeant collection, or indeed ground crew impression.