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

Stores ref. 22c/72. Grey rubberized cotton stole for the \'41 pattern Mae West. The material is very good and flexible/undamaged although it has light soiling/spot marking. The oral inflation tube is also flexible and the valve opens and closes freely. There is no inflation lever or CO2 bottle fitted but the metal circlip is in place to secure an inflation lever. Broad arrow/War Department marked and dated 9/45. Later inspection dates also stamped. I imagine this would probably still inflate but never recommend this as doing so introduces moisture and can promote internal rotting. An excellent example. Stock code MW16656.