World War II Royal Air Force Uniform
after 1935 – before 1952
Embroidered badge - RAF shoulder flask showing an eagle looking left. These badges were placed on each shoulder with the eagle facing to the back, to represent the RAF 'having eyes everywhere'. 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.
Rectangular black teill fabric with a pale blue (faded?) eagle embroidered upon it. The eagle is shown in flight with its wings extended, and it is looking to its left.
Air Force equipment
Whole length: 98mm
Whome width: 40mm
Social history, War