RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West Stole (Bladder)
Stores ref. 22c/72. Grey rubberized cotton stole for the 1941 pattern Mae West. Both the stole material and oral inflation tube is generally very good, clean and flexible. The valve opens and closes freely and the rubber sleeve around the valve end is good. Not fitted with a circlip, inflation lever or CO2 bottle but these are currently available to purchase separately. King's crown Air Ministry marked and with 8.45 manufacture date. Also has later inspection stamps. This would probably still inflate but we never recommend this as doing so introduces moisture, can promote internal rotting/perishing and stresses the seams. An excellent late war example. Stock code MW18483.