RAF 1932 pattern Mae West kapoks

RAF 1932 pattern Mae West kapoks

Code: MW24292

RESERVED

Complete set of three pads linked together with linen webbing tape.  Comprised of two rectangular side pads and a kidney shaped neck pad.  Constructed using internally rubberised cotton calico 'pockets' stuffed with hand-teased Java kapok.  The neck pad has a very nice clear Air Ministry King's crown mark and 1938 date.  The pads are creased and lightly soiled and the left side pad has 2 slits in the fabric approximately 5.5cm each - see photographs.  Very good used overall condition.  These were used in the 'Battle of Britain' green Mae Wests and will also fit the yellow and green R.C.A.F. versions.  Please note that these are not the same as the standard 1941 pattern Mae west pads.  Now virtually unobtainable.  Stock code MW24292.