WW2 RAF Attributed Aircrew Battledress Uniform & Ephemera.

WW2 RAF Attributed Aircrew Battledress Uniform & Ephemera.

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WW2 RAF Attributed Aircrew Battledress Uniform & Ephemera.

A rare grouping of items attributed to Flying Officer C.P. Garner-Richards a Navigator with 358 (Special Duties) Squadron which operator Liberator Bombers in the Far East.  

Battledress Blouse. Complete with original insignia of a flat Navigators brevet and Flying Officer rank Lace. The interior with suites aircrew label Size 10 and ink name and service number. Service wear no moth damage.

Battledress Trousers. These remain in good condition with no moth damage and retaining matching Suites Aircrew label size 10 again with ink details. This also with date letter indicating  1942.
Both blouse and trousers of matching colour and service wear.

Original small snap shop photograph of him wearing the Battledress.

ID Tags

Navigator Flat Brevet

Small amount of papers.

Flying Officer C.P. Garner-Richards joined the RAF in February 1942 and after training in Canada qualified as a Navigator. He returned to the UK and was posted to 358 Squadron Far East. This Squadron operated the Liberator bomber and was used for supply drops, dropping of agents behind Japanese lines etc. One item of paperwork confirms 358 Squadron and shows he was serving with the unit in July 1945.