Aeronautical Clothing British
Stock No. 3054
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RAF Brogue Waders - Click for the bigger picture

RAF Brogue Waders

An incredibly rare pair of ankle boots made of leather and canvas with hob nail leather soles, which were issued to men of the RAF for use when wading into the water to bring sea planes to moorings or the shore. The holes in the sides of the canvas uppers were designed to allow the boots to empty when the wearer left the water! The only other pair we have ever seen are in our own collection (not for sale!) and neither have we found an illustration in any of the specialist collectors' books. We will supply with this pair a scan of the original Air Ministry specificaiton sheet number 729/NA/1, which is dated 1942 and was issued to the contractor. This pair is in UK size 12, Continental 47, US 12 1/2, and other than slight scuffing, appear to be in unissued condition. Grab yourself a piece of RAF wartime history while you can, as we are unlikely ever to turn up another pair.