World War II Royal Air Force Uniform
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.
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.
Air Force equipment
Whole length: 750mm
Social history, War
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