RAF 1939 pattern 'Battle of Britain' Flying Boots ref. 22C/228
On offer is an increasingly rare pair of genuine 1939 dated second pattern flying boots. These are real "sleepers", having been stored in a loft since 1945. They are also a matched pair with original leather pulls, King's Crown and AM stamping, as well as the all important 1939 manufacturing date, so they could have seen service in the Battle of Britain, although unfortunately we have no provenance with them. The canvas leg section is better than average, although showing some service wear and repairs, as do the leather soles. The fur lining is a little grubby, but overall an extremely collectable example and the first pair we have had in for a considerable time.