RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West Lifelines
Stores Ref. 22c/1046. 'Lifelines With Toggles For Waistcoats-Life Saving - 22C/447'. Thick cord lanyard approx. 2.3m in length (7'6"). Wooden toggle to one end. These form part of the equipment of the 1941 pattern Mae West. Normally found sewn into the left 'pocket' with the toggle just protruding out at the bottom and held into place with a few easily broken stitches. In use the toggle end would have been pulled out from the pocket and used to attach the 'downed' airman to a dinghy or other aircrew members. Often missing. Useful to complete a mae-west. Excellent, unissued condition. Stock code MW14828.