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R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Stole (Bladder)

Gold/yellow silk covered version of the standard rubberized cotton stole (bladder) for the \'41 pattern mae-west. The material is generally clean and very flexible. The oral inflation tube is also completely flexible and the valve opens and closes freely. There is no inflation lever or CO2 bottle fitted but the securing circlip is in place. Air Ministry and King\'s Crown marked and dated 5/41. Whilst these silk covered bladders were intended for tropical use they undoubtedly saw service over Europe too. Also suitable for the Harnessuit. A lovely example. Stock code MW15994.