WW 2: Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm FLT LT's Mess Dress Gold Wire KINGS CROWN Wings. This uniform was part of a large Private Collection from the home of an avid uniform collector Ann Arbor, Michigan, over a 55-year period. The Prior Owner downsized when retired & moved out of state: keeping about 5% of collection & nearly 100% of acquired medals & ribbons (from Axis & Allied powers). This collection started in the early 1950's. Many uniforms were gifted to him via schoolmates, friends & business associates from across Europe, Asia, USA & Canada.
Found in this uniforms pockets: Two hand written 6x4 cards with this R. Flight Officers service & citations: (these medals were kept by the original owner and moved with him to Arizona), and a Christmas Tag stating that this uniform was a gift to prior owner by friends.
Custom Made & Tailored by Caslaw Hayter & Tate LTD, of High Street in Sunderland, England. This mess dress jacket, vest & pants all original & matching. All buttons and clasps on this uniform are original and remain firmly attached from bespoke original.
The Mess Jacket w/Bullion Wire KINGS CROWN Pilots Wings and R. Kings Brass Buttons, the Vest & Trousers are matching and correct.JACKET: The exterior & lining of the mess jacket is brilliant. Slight thread displacement on shoulders where epaulets met outer shoulder.
Metal epaulet attachment points on inner shoulder both pristine. VEST: Excellent Condition in All. TROUSERS: Button fly, suspender & waste buttons firm, the right inner pocket has been removed- not visible at all from the exterior and could be replaced by a tailor with similar material. Only wear shown is on Very Bottom of both legs-repeat: the very bottom. Slight moth damage on One Spot Only, about 2 millimeters at very bottom of leg.The bottom of legs demonstrate some stiffness and very slight moth damage - that a professional cleaning/preservation would absolutely eradicate: When done these will show as Pristine. (NOTE: There are no other moth issues on this uniform- anywhere). Upon extensive online search (I encourage you to do the same)- particularly in the U. WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Pilots. Original Suspenders, black tie & shirt were not included in in 8 of 9 WW2 Mess dress uniforms located for sale. Historical research of Caslaw Hayter & Tate LTD, High Street, Sunderland, England is rich. Caslaw Hayter & Tate LTD remained in business for over 100 years, a specialty was custom tailoring School Uniforms. During World War II they hand tailored and made military uniforms. Uniform Condition- Overall is Excellent- with minor (and without visual effect) preservation & hemming at the foot of each uniform leg. Needs a dry cleaning- does not smell.
Needs slight preservation-cleaning on the last inch of each pant leg- ample length available for hemming up with the material existing. The item "WW2 ROYAL NAVY LT.
PILOT'S MESS DRESS UNIFORM WithGOLD KINGS CROWN & WINGS" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Uniforms". The seller is "redaug61" and is located in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.