Decorated Mae West RAAF

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  1. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Well-Known Member

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    Air Ministry 1941 pattern Mae West
    Flight Lieutenant T E W Howes, RAAF

    The lower right front of the waistcoat is fitted with a carbon dioxide cylinder with a chrome-plated actuating There is a heavy cotton webbing loop on either side of the front (introduced in January 1942) to assist a rescuer to lift an airman out of the water. The inside back bears a white cotton label printed in black, (crown) A.M. Stores Ref. No. 22C/447 SIZE:- MEDIUM Contract/Stores/2241/35MU/C34 (a) S.P.I. 48'. The label is also marked in black ink 'P/O Howes'. The proper left front bear a drawings of an Observer's wing (brevet), a Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon and a bomb.

    His story and more of his gear here.
    https://www.vintageleatherjackets.o...r-training-scheme-and-many-other-items.22191/
     
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  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see a Mae West with artwork.
     
  3. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    I used to have one decorated with a drawing of an F-86.
     

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