Original 1945 Dated RAF War Service Dress Trousers - Size 11
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About this item
A nice pair of original World War Two RAF War Service Dress Trousers dated 1945 in a good wearable size 11.
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.
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 standard black plastic type used on this pattern of RAF clothing.
Inside the trousers retain their original label which states the size as 11 which is designed to fit someone of 5' 10" tall, up to a 34" waist. The maker's name of J. Compton Son & Webb Ltd' is also present as is the War Department broad arrow marking and the 1945 date.
The trousers will actually suit a 32" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Inside leg - 31 1/2"
The overall condition of the trousers is good as can be seen in the pictures. There are some signs of wear and use and there is one small hole to the front as illustrated in picture 4. There are no signs of serious wear or age but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
Overall a nice pair of original wartime pattern trousers which are a good size. Ideal for the re-enactor and collector alike!