Original 1951 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Trousers - Size 11
An original pair of RAF Ordinary Airman's trousers made in 1951 and identical to wartime pattern.
This pattern of trousers came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and stayed in service well into the 1950s. The trousers feature a fishtail back, a slash pocket to each hip and black horn brace buttons around the outside of the trousers.
The original label is still present inside the trousers and is still legible. It states the size as No.11 which will fit a 32-33" waist and a 29 1/2" leg. The manufacturer's name is marked as 'L. Silberston & Sons Ltd'. Below this is the 1951 date and the War Department broad arrow marking. To the right of the label the War Department acceptance stamp is visible in yellow and is surmounted by the letter 'B' denoting 1951 as the year of issue.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 30" waist and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 16"
Inside leg - 29"
The trousers are in good condition with some small areas of staining and a few small moth nips which are detailed in the pictures. Overall they are a very wearable pair of trousers but do have a couple of small issues consummate with age.
All in all a good pair of RAF OA trousers dating from just after the Second World War. They would fill a gap in a collection or could be used for re-enactment.
Mid 20th Century
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