These are made with the same soles as used on 1940/41 pattern flying boots as used by the RAF, therefore I believe these are from the mid to late 1940s. There are in excellent condition throughout, the leather retains its light brown colour despite having had a coat of leather protection at some point. There is only very minor cracking/ blemishing as to be expected with all leather items with age. The only minor defect is one of the leather loops has become unstitched, this could be easily rectified. The sheepskin is in very good shape with minor balding by the calf area. The rubber soles are not dried and split like a lot RAF flying boots that have had prolonged use. They retain the early reddish colour to the soles, they are a size 8 as marked, and have been fitted with a replacement pair of brown leather laces. If any more images or details are required, please do not hesitate to contact. Please note this item is listed for sale on my website along with other items, mainly of British & Commonwealth militaria. The item “Vintage 1940s Civilian Flying Boots WW2 Period Private Purchase Air Force RAF” is in sale since Friday, March 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\RAF”. The seller is “generalservicemilitaria1445″ and is located in Gillingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
- Clothing Type: Boots
- Service: Air Force
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Era: 1914-1945
- Type: Uniform/ Clothing
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain