Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

RAF TUNIC- 40īS or 50īS ????

Article about: Hi, Any opinions on this one? War time? Post War? I was told that it was a private order tunic, but a war time one. Thanks Luis

  1. #1

    Default RAF TUNIC- 40īS or 50īS ????

    Name:  $_12.JPG
Views: 285
Size:  27.1 KB

    Hi,

    Any opinions on this one? War time? Post War? I was told that it was a private order tunic, but a war time one.

    Thanks

    Luis

  2. #2

    Default

    Name:  $_12 (1).JPG
Views: 264
Size:  29.3 KB

    And what about this overcoat?

    Any ideia?

    Thanks

    Luis

  3. #3

    Default

    can't tell from these pics.

  4. #4

    Default

    Thanks. I'll post more photos ASAP. But I'm open to other opinions.

  5. #5

    Default

    Unless its dated on the talior labels inside it would be hard to say 1940s or 1950s

  6. #6
    ?

    Default

    Would brass buttons suggest early WWII?? Not sure.

    Oz

  7. #7

    Default

    Although it might be from WW2, the mounted medal ribbons would suggest that it was being worn after the war ended.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  8. #8

    Default

    I am not aware there is any way to distinguish wartime RAF officers uniform from that of the early postwar period (pre 1952-53 period). I would be happy to have these pieces in my WW2 collection, and its common to see post war war service ribbons on war dated uniform.

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    I would be happy to have these pieces in my WW2 collection, and its common to see post war war service ribbons on war dated uniform.
    I agree, i would include this in my collection too, without labels it is impossible to tell, the owner obviously served during ww2, so chances are the uniform did too.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

  10. #10

    Default

    RAF Service Dress Jacket.

    1936 Pattern; Four buttons.The jacket incorporated a single deep central slit to the rear.
    The belt and buckle was positioned between the third and fourth buttons; and the belt is stitched in position across the back. The patch pockets of Officers uniform jackets had buttons; other ranks did not.

    1947 Pattern. The lower of the four buttons being relocated to a position underneath the belt. The two side pocket were abolished, and two hacking jacket style slits replaced the previous single one to the back of the tunic. Additionally flying badges were replaced with a full size version in bullion embroidery.
    Kings Crown buttons remained through 1953, until changed with new issue clothing up until 1964 when they were all changed by order.

    Greatcoat:
    This is an other ranks. Officer's greatcoats had five buttons in each row, Other ranks had four.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stripped black SS tunic and LAH tunic

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    10-06-2013, 11:46 PM
  2. 06-14-2013, 02:04 AM
  3. Need Help! Wz.36 Polish officer's tunic and summer tunic - 100% original pre-war ?

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    11-21-2012, 04:03 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •