RAF Mk.VIII flying goggles, history

RAF Mk.VIII flying goggles, history

Code: G27389

SOLD

Stores reference 22c/930.  The frames are generally very good with only minor paint loss/rubbing on exposed areas.  The leather surround is also good and the suede backing is undamaged with light to moderate soiling.  Air Ministry King's crown marks on the leather at the bridge.  Fitted with a pair of clear lenses that display well but have some delaminaton marks and a few small chips as shown.  The strap is a bit stained but retains quite good colour and elasticity.  Named to Flight Lieutenant Hubert Pierce who flew as a pilot with 216 bomber transport squadron.  He was also the squadron's entertainment officer.  Purchased directly from the family.  Good '+' used condition.  Stock code G27389.