Original Royal Navy Cotton Flannel
An original Royal Navy White Cotton Flannel dating from around the time of the Second World War.
This pattern of top was introduced for able seamen in 1938 replacing the earlier wool version. It was worn in home waters in summer months as well as in the tropics. It is made from a white cotton drill and features blue cotton tape around the neck opening. It features a square neck opening and short sleeves.
The original owner has marked his name to the shirt which reads 'A. Kettle'.
The shirt is a small to medium size and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 17 1/2"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 29"
The shirt is in good wearable condition but has some staining and various signs of age and use. Please study the pictures provided.
A good original WW2 period example which would make a good addition to any collection.
Mid 20th Century, WW2