WW2 RAF (Royal Air Force) Royal Observers Corps Battle Tunic And Wedge Cap
WW2 British Royal Observers Corps battle tunic. The Royal Observer Corps provided vital and early identification of approaching enemy ships and planes for allied gunners. Their aim was to reduce allied aircraft losses to so-called “friendly fire” by providing high quality aircraft recognition information.
Four button front, two pocket closed collar tunic with pleated back. All nicle silver buttons are correct and in place. King’s Crown Royal Observers Corps crest over front breast pocket. Interior label in place, and reads “Suit, Royal Observer Corps, Blouse, size 9″. Manufactured by “H.Leaning & Co. Ltd.” and dated November 1943, and December 1944.
The tunic is accompanied with the wedge cap. Dark blue wool with 2 small front buttons and issue white metal badge in place.