Original WW2 RAF Ordinary Airman's Khaki Drill Shirt
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About this item
An original RAF Khaki Drill Shirt which belonged to 949150 Corporal Frederick Charles Endersby.
Cpl Endersby joined the RAF between September 1939 and August 1940 which means he may have served during the Battle of Britain. It is unclear at this stage which squadron he was with but they must have been posted overseas, hence him being issued a KD shirt and the KD bush jacket which is also listed.
The shirt is made from cellular cotton which is a lightweight, open weave fabric ideally suited to hot climates. It features a full button front, large 'spearpoint' style collar and long sleeves. It features two-tone buttons throughout which are typical of Indian made military items from the 1940s. Pleated breast pockets are fitted to the front and feature scalloped pockets and epaulettes are fitted to the shoulders. Tropical white tap corporal rank tapes are fitted to each sleeve.
The tunic is a small size which will fit around a 37" - 38" chest. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 20 1/2"
Outside arm - 24"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
Length - 32"
Collar - 16"
The overall condition of the shirt is good with some signs of wear or age. It is a vintage item so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A good example of this pattern of RAF KD shirt which is in good condition!