Original 1979 Dated RAF MK11 Flying Suit - Size 1
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About this item
A good original example of a MK 11 RAF flying suit in green and dating from 1979.
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. The pen pocket located the the left sleeve has had an extra piece of material added which fastens with velcro which secures any pens fitted.
The suit retains its original labels which state it as being a size 1 . It also bears the War Department broad arrow stamp, the RAF stores code of 22C/1300194 and the contract number 2038/17704. The date of september 1979 is also present. A second smaller label is also present and bears washing instructions.
The suit is in good condition with some signs of wear and use. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which had have small flaws commensurate with age.
All in all, a very good original Jet Age period flying suit which would certainly compliment a post-war RAF collection.
Mid 20th Century