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Check out this video...

Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

April 1st, 2009, 5:07 pm #1


...what boots is he wearing; 1939 pattern? Look closer...

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/ ... gen%20mask
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

April 1st, 2009, 5:25 pm #2

No text, don't you trust me...
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

April 1st, 2009, 8:21 pm #3

...what boots is he wearing; 1939 pattern? Look closer...

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/ ... gen%20mask
Good of you to drop in! There's text after all!
Trust is good, control is better!

All pun aside...
It looks like these could be pre-war RAF flying boots. The RAF carried a beige pair of sheepskin flying boots, not unlike the 1940 pattern boots; with a zip along the front.
In the pics I've seen of these they seem fairly high. I;cve never seen them on though...

Anyone else?

Cheers, Toine
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Joined: November 16th, 2003, 5:40 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 6:09 pm #4

I think these are the rare pre-war 1930 pattern flying boots, quite right, front zip like a 1940 pattern but with a strap arrangement like the 1936 boot.

Cheers!
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 6:22 pm #5


Yes, you are both quite right. It made me think that they were some civvie version of the 1939 pattern boot because the colour (I know it's B&W...) looked to bright: I thought the 1930 pattern would be/are darker.

Having had a closer look, I think they are the 1930 pattern.

Cheers

Ben
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 7:42 pm #6

Yep, they are indeed the 1930 pattern Flying Boot, Stores Ref 22C/49 ('Boots, Flying, Knee, 1930 Pattern'), in medium brown suede with the foot section being rubber covered. The zip is full length and the strap around the top going all the way round. They are more similar to the 1040 Pattern boot.
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 7:47 pm #7


Yep, having tripple checked I thought as much.

1040 pattern or 1940 pattern?
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 7:56 pm #8

ha ha, errr, yeah, the really rare, and old 1040 Pattern!
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Joined: November 16th, 2003, 5:40 pm

April 2nd, 2009, 9:04 pm #9

Well, those were also rare, but built to last - William the Conqueror's troops noted plenty still in use at Hastings 26 years after issue... :P


Cheers!
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Joined: March 18th, 2007, 11:55 am

April 3rd, 2009, 3:25 am #10

Yep, they are indeed the 1930 pattern Flying Boot, Stores Ref 22C/49 ('Boots, Flying, Knee, 1930 Pattern'), in medium brown suede with the foot section being rubber covered. The zip is full length and the strap around the top going all the way round. They are more similar to the 1040 Pattern boot.
These may just be the Civvy versions but the details are very similar.



This ad dates from Jan 1931



Shots originally posted on our Flying Boot thread over at TFL.
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