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RAF 1941 pattern Mae West


Code: MW24983

'Life-saving Waistcoat, Stole Inflated'.  Stores reference 22c/447.  Size medium.  The cloth is generally in excellent condition, it retains good colour and is reasonably clean with only light marking.  Complete with all leg straps, both grab handles, tying tapes and original buttons, inflation lever pocket, floatation lamp pocket, fluorescene flap/strap and skull cap/heliograph pocket. This example appears to have never been fitted with a lifeline/toggle.  The 'Lightning' zip is of the period but a replacement, hand-sewn and reinforced with leather pieces at each end.  With linen label and faded Air Ministry ink stamp.  A very good used example that would be 'excellent' if the zip had been fitted more neatly.  Stock code MW24983.