RAF 'Beadon' Flying Suit Backpack - History
Stores Ref. 22c/1070. 'Overalls Flying, Lightweight, Packs. Back'. This is the backpack designed for the lightweight flying overall (Beadon Suit) which replaced the Sidcot suit in 1945. Made from the same grey gabardine as the suit and approx. 45 x 45cms with two adjustable webbing shoulder straps and various pockets - one of which has a zip fastening. The pack was used to carry rations and medical supplies etc. This example is free of damage but is a bit grubby. Good '+' used overall. No label. Quite a rare item to find. This example came directly from a 33 Squadron pilot who flew Hurricanes and Tempests on ground attack missions in the Western Desert. Named to him. Stock code S11146.