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Flight Squadron Pre-War RAF Mess Dress Tunic
Old 08-12-2017, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Flight Squadron Pre-War RAF Mess Dress Tunic

Hi all I have acquired this beautiful Burberry made tunic and was looking to possibly sell it but wanted a fair market price. It looks like it is possibly named but almost impossible to read.

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:50 AM   #2
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That's a nice wing commander's full-dress tunic, introduced 1921 and phased out in 1939. King George VI didn't like it, especially the busby, and was never seen again after the war.

I have one at Air Vice Marshal rank which I think cost me around Aus$500 close to 25 years ago. Our dollar was only buying about 45 Brit pence at that time and I thought it quite expensive.

In the late 1930s the RAAF adopted the same pattern but in our unique dark blue. Of course, not many were made and are extremely rare.

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Old 08-13-2017, 04:23 AM   #3
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Here's the busby in case you haven't seen one.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:17 AM   #4
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A very appealing uniform, though it does not fit into my collecting interests.

The bullion eagle is perhaps the best I have ever seen.
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