Original 1970s RAF MK 11 Flying Suit - Size 5
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A nice original example of a MK 11 RAF flying suit in green and dating from the 1970s.
This pattern of flight suit was produced throughout the 1970s and saw widespread issue with the RAF. It is made from a lightweight, green coloured cotton and features nickel 'NZ' branded zippers throughout. It features adjustable waist straps which fasten with velcro, map pockets to the thighs and a survival knife patch to the right leg amongst other details. A pair of bullion PFA pilots wings are fixed to the chest on a velcro strip. It appears another larger badge was fitted in the same position previously as is evident from the stitch marks. There is also evidence of where RAF officer rank was once fitted to the epaulettes.
The suit retains its original labels which state it as being a size 5 . It also bears the War Department broad arrow stamp, the RAF stores code of 22C/1300198 and the contract number K/A66a/1340. A second smaller label is also present and bears washing instructions.
All in all, a very good original Jet Age period flying suit which would certainly compliment a post-war RAF collection.