World War II Royal Air Force Uniform
Khaki linen belt, possible from a khaki drill uniform worn for desert or tropical service. Part of a RAF unform. Worn by Bertram Charles Roy Thomas (1925-2014) who was an NCO Sergeant air gunner from 1943. He remained in the reserve forces after the war and into the 1950s. Roy was a keen motor cyclist and wore his service great coat and air suit on his motor bike for warmth and safety, which have since been lost, along with his uniform side cap.
Khaki belt made of a heavy linen. Detachable 2-pronged metal belt buckle at one end. 4 rows of double eyelets at the other end.
Air Force equipment
Belt length: 1045mm
Belt width: 64mm
Buckle length: 64.5mm
Buckle width: 34.5mm
Social history, War
Label Printed Underside: BELTS (LOOSE) FOR / SHIRST BUSH R.A.F. / Size 5 / BALLYMENA MFG. / CO. LTD / 1945