British Air Ministry 1930 Pattern khaki canvas flying suit

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number REL/17339
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Canvas, Metal, Sheepskin
Location Anzac Hall: Main Hall: Bomber Com
Maker G B
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

British Air Ministry 1930 pattern flying suit, made in one piece from heavy khaki canvas. The suit has a full zip fly front which runs from the righthand shoulder to the right side of the groin. There is a large horizontal entry pocket situated on the left breast. Inside this pocket is a smaller pocket with a press stud fastening.Two open topped cargo pockets are situated on the front of the upper legs. Both the sleeve and leg cuffs have zip fastened flys, and there is a zippered fly opening running vertically down the outer seam on each upper leg below the hip. The groin has a buttoned fly panel with a slit beneath. There is a buckled adjustment strap across the rear waist. The suit has a detachable fur lined collar attached with nine plastic buttons. The collar is stamped with a crown above the letters 'AM 1941'. The suit has a makers label stitched inside the left hand opening. The label reads 'GB 4600, SIZE NO 4, CON B 174184/40/CI (D)". Also written in ink on the label is 'CATHCART F.LT'and across the inside back with 'CATHCART'.

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