1939 Pattern RAF Flying Boots
Synonymous with Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots, the '39 pattern are becoming increasingly rare and this is the first pair we have had in for many months. They are the early pattern with a webbing strap to the top of the leg and feature black chrome leather uppers with canvas legs and fleece linings. The boots have the original leather and canvas pullers which are stamped with the King's Crown, A.M. and indicate size 8 fitting 6 and a contract date of 1939. While the canvas legs show minor scuffing, they are in far better condition than most examples of this pattern we have had. The original leather soles are fitted, but have been recently resoled in the forepart and new heel tips fitted. The left boot has the initials T.R. written at the top of the leg, but sadly we have no idea who the wartime owner was. A great pair to display in your RAF or Battle of Britain collection.