Aeronautical Clothing British
Stock No. 2435
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Battle of Britain Period Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture

Battle of Britain Period Flying Jacket

A superb and original 'Irvin' jacket as used by RAF aircrew in the early part of WWII. This example has the large panels synonomous with pre-war jackets before wartime shortages forced the economy of the multi panel designs, which although inferior in quality, made better use of available materials. It never appears to have had a label, so we don't know the exact date of manufacture, but the pattern and short cut pile sheepskin, make it early. The leather panels are unmarked and while the half belt shows some age wear, this is a true collector's jacket and is museum quality or better! Other than one zip puller tag missing and the other a later replacement, the jacket is hard to better. We consider this item too valuable to wear as it would be a disaster to damage the pristine leather, so it is for sale as a display example for the serious collector. This jacket is a decent size c. 41" chest (105 cm)