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Old 02-12-17, 10:46 AM
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I have found this mess jacket of a RAF squadron leader (I think). There is a chain with strange buttons with Arabic design (Yemen ?). Have you an idea about them ? Thank you

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Old 02-12-17, 11:28 AM
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How about a Yemeni officers who trained in the UK and was awarded RAF wings. Whilst training he could well have worn RAF style Mess Dress.

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Old 02-12-17, 12:26 PM
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The button looks like the Sultan of Oman's Air Force 1959-1990

https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/unifor...rm-button.html

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Thank you for your advice. Omani Air Force seems to be the right track . But the jacket and waiscoat have classical RAF buttons

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Could be an officer who was seconded to the Omani AF and just used a couple of the buttons as a souvenir.
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The buttons are the type used by the Sultan's Armed Forces 1958-, later The Sultan of Oman's Land Forces.

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The button twinned with a chain is the standard method of fastening the front of the mess dress jacket. I agree with Alex - he was probably with the Omani AF for a while and this is his way of showing it.
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The button twinned with a chain is the standard method of fastening the front of the mess dress jacket. I agree with Alex - he was probably with the Omani AF for a while and this is his way of showing it.
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More likely to have been stationed at RAF Salalah.

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I like the idea of showing a bit of individuality, 'many' is the amount of Mess Dress waistcoats i have seen personalised - Regards
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I have a pair of those buttons on a chain which tried to hold the front of my white mess jacket closed while I was serving in the Sultans of Oman's Artillery.

I'd go with the souvenir of service with SOAF theory.

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Good evening,

thank you for all your very interesting comments and testimonies

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Good evening,

I have received my RAF mess dress today. There was a label in waiscoat's pocket, with the name of Sqn Ldr Boulden. Would it be possible to find a coonection between Oman and this officer ?
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