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RAF Flight BD Blouse

Article about: Hello, I would like some other opinions please on this RAF BD Blouse. It looks like a correct original WW2 period blouse. Does it look like an original WW2 period blouse to you? Annoyed from

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    Hello,
    I would like some other opinions please on this RAF BD Blouse. It looks like a correct original WW2 period blouse. Does it look like an original WW2 period blouse to you?
    Thank you for your time.
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    The blouse itself looks fine. A detailed pic of the wing would be needed just to make sure on that aspect.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I saw this auction at e-bay!The battle dress blouse looks fine!The label is a bit strange IMO...it hasn't the WD's arrow!

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    Thank you gentleman. Can some one tell me what the numbers on the inside of the jacket signify?

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    The label is fake. Sorry I forgot to add that.......

    The L letter on the inspection stamp would indicate 1946 production.

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    L could also be 1953. I would pass unless cheap as it has been pimped with the fake label and though impossible to tell on the wings from the cr#ppy pics but the I would assume them to be fake.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    True Jerry. But the introduction of the 1949 pattern blouse would preclude this in this particular case.

    I would only buy this to strip, if it was cheap.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Did the RAF introduce the 49 pattern? I'm not really up on RAF items mate. Did they also use the 46 and 47 patterns as well or just go straight to 49 pattern?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry, there was no '46 pattern. In 1947 the RAF went to a blouse similar to the Army's 1947 pattern with "shirt style collar". These are seldom seen today.

    In '49 they went to the stepped open collar like the Army. But other details were different. But by 1952 there were moves to standardise the design between the Services.

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    Ade, there was a 46 pattern for the army. Similar to the Canadian BD blouse with a strip of fabric and button under the collar to close it. The one I have sadly has the officers open collar conversion on it, but the label still has the nomenclature on it.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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