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WW2 RAF Belgian No. 40 Squadron Painted Leather Jerkin


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This jerkin is fitted with brass Belgium Air Force buttons
No. 40 squadron operated Bristol Blenheim Mk IV light bombers from RAF Wyton from December 1939 until November 1940, when it converted to Vickers Wellingtons in the night bombing role . After operating a detachment in Malta from October 1941, the squadron moved there in February 1942. It later moved to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and then, in December 1943, to Italy. They participated in the successful Allied invasion of Sicily, concluding in August 1943. The Squadron re-equipped with Consolidated Liberators in March 1945.