Very coarsely 'knitted' heavy string vest. This is the later style with wide cotton tape shoulder straps. The vests were issued to some aircrews as an escape aid. If needed, the vest could be unravelled and plaited to form a strong rope to aid escape. One assumes that for a decent length of rope the escaper would have to use a fellow prisoner's vest as well. Light soiling but in very good condition. Label absent and no markings. Stock code E22874.