World War Two Royal Air Force Uniform

Object number

LDVAL 2014.9.2

Date

1951

Description

Blue serge war service trousers. 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 war service trousers. Designed to be work with braces.

Type

Air Force equipment

Size

Whole Inside leg: 749.3mm
Waist: 838.2mm

Collection type

Social history, War

Inscription

Label Printed Inside seam: 6/CLO/10764/5/C.B.4-- / size 11 / height 5'5? to 5'5? / waist 32? to 33? / seat 38? - 30? / Leg 29.5? / James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd 1951

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Metadata
Date1951
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeAir Force equipment
Collection type
Social history
War