RAF 'Beadon' flying suit
Stores reference 22c/1050, Size 4 (ht. 5'4" - 5'7", ch. 37-41", wt. 33-37", St. 38 -42"). The 'Beadon' suit, or as it is correctly termed, 'Lightweight Flying Overall', was introduced late in the war as a replacement for the Sidcot suit. Manufactured in a grey gabardine, this one-piece suit has a full front zip fastener from waist to neck and twelve pockets for the stowage of survival/medical equipment and rations, much of which is similar to that carried in the tropical survival kit. The material is generally in good condition and reasonably clean though somewhat faded and with grubby knees. There is a small tear at the base of the right waist pocket and some small holes (tape backed) under the left armpit area. All the zips are original, War Department broad arrow marked, complete with cloth puller tags and function correctly. The knitted collar has some moth damage, one cuff has just a coupld of holes and the other is free of damage. Complete with integral belt, inner back pocket, cloth hanger and label. Overall this is a good used suit. These are surprisingly hard to find now - many having been used as overalls after the war. Stock code S22089.