Original 1943 Dated RAF War Service Dress Trousers - Size 6
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About this item
A nice pair of original World War Two period RAF War Service Dress Trousers dated 1943 in a good wearable size 6.
This pattern of trousers replaced the earlier 'Suits, Aircrew' (introduced in 1940) and was the standard working dress for all members of the RAF from 1942 until 1947 when the 'New Pattern' uniforms was introduced. These are an early manufactured example and still feature the earlier designation of 'Trousers, Air Crew' to the label.
The trousers are made from RAF blue coloured wool serge and feature one rear buttoning pocket, a slash pocket to each hip and a first field dress pocket to the front left of the trousers. They also feature a button fly and have buttons around the inside of the waistband to which braces can be attached, all of which are the stamped zinc type used on some British military clothing in 1943.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and states the size as 6 which will fit up to 5'6" tall, up to a 34" waist. The maker's name of 'M & N Horne Ltd' is also present as is the War Department broad arrow marking and the 1943 date.
the trousers will fit a 34" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 17 1/2"
Inside leg - 29"
The overall condition of the trousers is excellent as can be seen in the pictures. They are in very clean condition and are not washed or faded out. There are no signs of serious wear and they look to be unissued. Overall the condition is fantastic and they would be very hard to improve on! Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
An excellent original pair of wartime pattern trousers with a nice clear label and good wartime date.