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.
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.
This particular example still retains all of its original markings inside including the Air Ministry AM and crown marking. along with the contract number. The maker's initials of 'J&S' are present to the collar.
The shirt is a smaller example and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21 3/4"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 34"
The condition of the shirt is good for its age and it displays well with some signs of age and storage marks etc. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
Overall an excellent and rare shirt from the early war period which would be ideally suited to an early war collector.