WWII Patern 41 RAF Pilot Life Preserver Mae-West
1941 pattern ref. 22C/447 Royal Air Force bomber and fighter pilot life preserver vest, circa 1943 with extra pocket for floating signal lamp and battery pack, front lifting handles (from 1942) and dinghy pack life line. Early label with George V/VI king's crown later replaced by the Broad Arrow from 1944. Perfect zipper on collar. No missing or cut straps. Sold without the accessories, bladder or kapok pads, just foams for display. Superb fresh and crisp colors. The right item to display on a Royal Air Force aircrew member or US 8th Air Force fighter pilot.
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