World War II Royal Air Force Uniform

Object number

LDVAL 2014.9.5

Date

1945

Description

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.

Physical description

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.

Condition

Type

Air Force equipment

Size

Belt length: 1045mm
Belt width: 64mm
Buckle length: 64.5mm
Buckle width: 34.5mm

Material

Belt: Cotton
Buckle: Metal

Collection type

Social history, War

Inscription

Label Printed Underside: BELTS (LOOSE) FOR / SHIRST BUSH R.A.F. / Size 5 / BALLYMENA MFG. / CO. LTD / 1945

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Metadata
Date1945
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeAir Force equipment
Material
Cotton
Metal
Collection type
Social history
War