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RAF Lightweight Tropical Beadon Flying Suit

RAF Lightweight Tropical Beadon Flying Suit

Code: SOLD-1532

SOLD
Stores ref. 22c/1050, Size 4 (ht. 5'4" - 5'7", ch. 37-41", wt. 33-37", St. 38 -42"). The 'Beadon' suit, or as it is correctly termed, 'Lightweight Flying Overall', was introduced late in the war as a replacement for the Sidcot suit. Manufactured in a grey gabardine this one-piece suit has a full front zip fastener from waist to neck and has twelve pockets for the stowage of survival/medical equipment & rations, much of which is similar to that carried in the tropical survival kit. The material is generally in good condition bar a fwe snagged threads ans a couple of very small holes in one of the pockets (see photo). There is some soiling/staining but it is much cleaner than many we've had. All the zips are original, WD broad arrow marked, have the cloth pull tag fitted and function correctly. The knitted collar is peppered with moth damage/small holes but the cuffs have faired a bit better with only a few holes. Complete with integral belt, inner back pocket, cloth hanger and label named to the owner. Overall this is a good '+' used suit. These are surprisingly hard to find now - many having been used as overalls after the war. Stock code S18155.