'Suits Flying, MK.1'. Stores reference 22c/1616, Size 8 (Ht. 6'0" - 6'3", Br. 39 - 42"). This was the second of the 'modern' style postwar general purpose flying suits, replacing the 1951 pattern. Like its predecessor it was manufactured in blue-grey windproof gabardine but had a central zip fastener from crotch to the neck in place of rubber buttons. Fitted with flapped patch breast pockets and various leg pockets including the newly introduced 'leg map pocket' still seen in use on suits produced today. The suit also has zips at the ankles and press stud adjustment at the cuffs. The waistbelt is channelled through the suit to prevent it catching on the aircraft during use. Condition is generally excellent used. There is a small stitched repair on the left leg but the suit shows only light wear and use. All the 'Lightning' & 'Kynhook' brand zips are original and in good working order. There are some verdigris deposits on the press studs but the suit retains strong colour and aside from the collar and 'wings' area, is quite clean. These early post-war/jet-age suits are becoming increasingly sought after and difficult to find. Named to the original owner/s. Large size. Stock code S27487.