RAF Mk IIIa flying goggles

RAF Mk IIIa flying goggles

Code: 10482


RAF Mk IIIa Flying Goggles.

Widely Used by Fighter Pilots and Aircrew during the Battle of Britain. These goggles are in a near to 'mint' condition, and have probably been worn only once or twice. The leather strap is Air Ministry stamped with a stores Ref No. 22C/62, and is dated 1936, also there is an AID stamp on the rear (albeit feint). The strap has lovely working fabric covered springs either side. The goggle lenses are excellent and clear, with only a few minor scratches. All of the frame stitching is in place, also the two front lugs are present, which are often missing on this type of goggle. The inside brown felt padding is excellent and clean. 

These are probably the best, and earliest, pair of Mk IIIa goggles we have had.