RAF Signal Mirror, 1932 Patt. Mae West Used
Stores ref. 6E/271. Circular signalling mirror approximately 10cm in diameter. Black bakelite backing/frame. Adjustable leather hand strap with pronged brass buckle. Engraved with King's crown Air Ministry markings. Minor wear to the mirrored glass. The frame is excellent and the strap remains strong and flexible. Period photographs show these mirrors being used on 1932 and 1941 pattern Mae Wests. See the photographs showing pilots of 213 Squadron - the chap in the centre has one fastened around the grab handles of his 1941 pattern Mae West. His would appear to be this slighlty later bakelite version. Early ones had a painted brass frame. A rare piece in very good used condition. Stock code MW21002.