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RAF / S.O.E. Escape String Vest
By Lillywhites. Size 2. 1943 dated. Broad arrow marked. Very coarsely @APOS@knitted@APOS@ heavy string vest with broad cotton shoulder straps. These were issued to some aircrews as an escape aid. If needed the vest could be unravelled and plaited to form a strong rope to aid escape. One assumes that for a decent length of rope the escaper would have to use a fellow prisoner@APOS@s vest.... Very good condition. Labelled/dated. Stock code E16092.