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RAF 'Mosquito' / Desert Patt. Flying Boots

RAF 'Mosquito' / Desert Patt. Flying Boots

Code: SOLD-1018

By John White. Size 11. Unlined green suede calf length boots with leather soles. These are the correct 'all-suede' boots, not the type with a black leather shoe section often passed off as 'Mosquito' boots. The suede is generally quite clean and in very good condition bar some watermark type staining as seen in the photographs. One boot retains the drawstring at the top - these were used to enable a secure fit in order to prevent insect attack. The original soles and heels show relativelly light use and wear. War Department, Broad Arrow marked. As is often the case there are no obvious Air Ministry markings on these. Although this pattern of boot was used by aircrews it was really intended for ground personnel/wear. This correct pattern 'Mosquito' boot is difficult to obtain and often found in poor condition. Very good to excellent used condition and in an unusually large size. John White was the biggest supplier of Army boot to troops during WWII and are still in business to this day.
Stock code B17371.