RAF 1951 Pattern Flying Suit
'Overalls, Flying, Lightweight - 1951 Pattern'. Stores ref. 22c/1142, Size 6 (Ht. 5'8" - 5'11", Br. 38 - 41"). This was the first of the 'modern' style post war general purpose flying suits, predating the Mk.1 suit and designed to replace the Lightweight Flying Overall (Beadon suit). It was manufactured in blue-grey windproof gabardine and used rubber buttons throughout rather than zip fasteners. Fitted with flapped patch breast pockets and various leg pockets. Adjustable buttoned tabs are fitted at the ankles with press stud adjustment at the cuffs. The waistbelt is channelled through the suit to prevent it catching on the aircraft during use. Condition is very good. The suit retains strong colour, is quite clean and shows only light wear and use. These early post-war/jet-age suits are becoming increasingly sought after and difficult to find. Named to the original owner. Stock code S20620.