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RAF 1930 Patt. Flying Suit Liner, History

RAF 1930 Patt. Flying Suit Liner, History

Code: SOLD-861

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Stores ref. 22c/53. Size 5. One-piece fur fleece fabric liner that buttons inside the 1930 pattern 'Sidcot' suit for extra warmth. Often referred to as the 'Teddy Bear' suit. One small tear near close to the side pocket/vent (very easy to repair), otherwise in very good used condition. The label is missing but well A.M. King's Crown stamped and with A.I.D markings too. Quite a rare find these days. Apparanty this belonged to Group Captain Bryant-Fenn DFC who flew in the Battle of Britain as a F/O with 79 Squadron (Hurricanes). He shared one kill (He59 floatplane) and was forced to bale out after combat with BF109s over Biggin Hill. By late 1942 he was a Flight Commander with 264 Squadron at Colerne. Unfortunately it is not actually named to him. Stock code S14510.