RAF Irvin Flying Trousers with 149 Squadron provenance
In RAF parlance, thermally insulated trousers size 4 Irvin with stores ref. 22C/328. These are an excellent original example with an Air Ministry marked label confirming the original owner was called Nunn, service no. 1378662. Sgt Nunn flew with 149 squadron and was lost on a raid on Berlin on 1/2 March 1943. His aircraft Sterling 111 OJ-W was coned by searchlights and then attacked by fighters and Nunn was injured. Hit again by flak crossing the French coast crew members opened his chute before exiting the aircraft but he did not survive and is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Dieppe with his skipper F/L Richman and Sgt Croft. The leather is in excellent original condition with both zips functioning well and the trousers come complete with fitted braces. The fur lining is in equally good condition and other than minor damage to the left knee pocket, they are hard to fault.