~ Circa 1940 British Naval Flying Jacket ~
This is a World War Two B-3 Flying Jacket most famous for being used by the RAF and the Naval command.
This jacket, like many others during the later war years bears no label but with the variety of standard patterns used, the type of material and the speed of manufacture that is fairly common.
This type of jacket comes with some of the standard additions, this variant has two slit pockets, the belted waist and the shorter zippered wrists.
Lastly we can tell its age because of the back panelling. The early jackets came with single hide back and sleeve panels, the later on in the war the smaller the panels and the more stitches on the back.
~ Dimensions ~
The jackets measurements are:
21 inches (53cm) from underarms across the chest.
21 inches (53cm) across the shoulders.
23 inches (58) shoulder to cuff.
It weighs 2.65Kg.
~ Condition ~
The jacket is in fair condition for its age.
There is wear and cracking across the jacket, there are some patches where the leather has faded or been worn.
The mouton fur is quite dry to be expected with its age.
There is tarnishing on the brass of the zip.
Some of the inner stitching is loose.