World War II Royal Air Force Uniform

Object number

LDVAL 2014.9.1

Date

1948

Description

Blue serge war service jacket. Part of a RAF uniform. 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

Blue serge waist-length jacket with matching belt. Brass buttons down the front that bear the RAF emblem. Seargent stripes badge on each arm and RAF eagle badge on each shoulder. Single-winged Air Gunner badge on left breast.

Type

Air Force equipment

Size

Whole length: 750mm
Chest: 990.6mm
Waist: 889mm

Collection type

Social history, War

Inscription

Label Printed Inside seam: Jackets, O.A. / Size no. 6 / Height 5'5? to 5'6? / Breast 38? to 39? / waist 35? / Monague Burton Ltd Leeds 1948

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Metadata
Date1948
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeAir Force equipment
Collection type
Social history
War