RAF, pre WW2 sergeant pilots Patrol uniform.
This rare dress uniform is to an RAF Sergeant. The patrol tunic is a five (gilt) button high collar design, with a pair of RAF collar badges, bullion RAF pilot wings and a single bullion sergeant stripe on the right sleeve. The collar has a separate (removable) white cotton collar insert which is washable. There are four pockets, two breast type with buttons and two waist ones with top flaps. The inside of the jacket is lined. The trousers are of standard dress uniform style with side pockets and a button fly.
This uniform was worn by RAF Sgt. Edward William Deacon. Deacon flew with bomber command during WW2, with 51 and 35 squadron's. He was awarded the DSO, DFC and MID, and flew on a very large number of operations. He rose to the rank of group captain.
The uniform is in a very good presentable condition, but it has a bit of moth damage in places (see photos).