WW1 Royal Flying Corps RFC / RAF Early Issue Pattern Flying Gloves.
An outstanding and very rare pair of the finger mitten pattern flying gloves. Soft light brown leather, tailored with fingers and a lambswool lined mitten flap, with early style brass open pattern press stud. The female side of the press stud stamped DAC RG. The interior with a faint ink issue / inspection stamp.
The gloves are in superb condition with no wool loss or moth damage, one very small stitching fault hard to see, Fantastic original colour and supple condition. It is rare to find these gloves, but to find in this condition is near impossible.
This is one of the best pairs of the pattern I have handled.
This pattern of glove was introduced to RFC and later RAF aircrew during the Great War. Post war issue tend to have an AM crown issue stamp, putting this pair as Great War.