Uniform Identification help

Discussion in 'General' started by Barney09, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Barney09

    Barney09 Member

    Please can someone tel 6c66cacb-6f5c-438d-b194-7ca819a57945.jpg l me about the uniform this man is wearing... TIA
  2. Barney09

    Barney09 Member

    Would the colour have been khaki?
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Royal Air Force Inter-war

    Aircraftman Ross (T.E. Lawrence)
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Depends on the date .
    Uniforms of the Royal Air Force - Wikipedia

  5. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Is that a trade badge on his lower left sleeve?
  6. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    A quick stab.....inter war years and the puttees are the real clue as they were worn up to 1937.

    I would think that the change came when the RAF modernised its structure for the future...the establishing of the various Commands....Bomber,Fighter and Coastal etc from 1936.

    The uniform shown is the blue service dress of an airman.At that time and into the war, the only issue was the dress uniform.The working uniform came later and was known as the "working blue"and the dress uniform was known as the "best blue"

    The badge on the airman's left sleeve is that of a gunner and the airman is likely to have been a AC1 or even a AC2

    Many many years ago I worked with a senior engineer had been in the RAF before the war.Any discussion on service,he would laughingly retort , "Get some time in. I was in when we wore puttees"....it was a uniform legacy from the RFC.
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