Original 1950 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Tunic - Size 7
An original 1950 Dated Royal Air Force Ordinary Airman's Tunic in a size No4.
Whilst this tunic is dated 1950 it is identical to those worn throughout the Second World War by all RAF airmen up to the rank of Flight Sergeant as both a working dress and a walking out uniform.
This particular example features brass Kings crown RAF buttons and post war eagle badges to the top of each sleeve. There is also evidence of where LAC badges have previously been fitted lower down. The sleeve badges could be changed for wartime examples which would make this a good stand-in for a war dated example.
Inside the jacket retains its original issue label which states the size as 35-36" chest and 32" waist. Below this is the 1950 date and the War Department broad arrow. Just visible below this is the War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'B'. The original owner has marked his surname of 'Tubb' to the label and the lining as well as his service number of 2527167.
The tunic is in reasonable condition for its age and overall displays well. It shows signs of wear and use and there is a small hole to the rear of the collar as shown in the pictures. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing as this is a vintage item with small issues commensurate with age.
This could suit a reenactor or collector well and will make a good stand-in for a war dated example.
Mid 20th Century, WW2