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Old 17-06-21, 06:55 AM
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Default ROYAL FLYING CORPS SGT STRIPS

Can someone tell me if the strips on the Tunic are of the WW1 period please or much later.

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Old 17-06-21, 07:12 AM
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Need a closer image but they look a bit odd to me and not contemporary to the tunic, Simon (Manchesters) should be able to give you an answer when he sees this.

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Old 17-06-21, 07:33 AM
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WWII era stripes?
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Old 17-06-21, 08:38 AM
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They are not in period with the tunic and could be later or much later.

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Old 17-06-21, 09:53 AM
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Sgt stripes are not period , my very first instinct is the whole lot is put together just look how clean & bright those medal ribbons are .
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Wings look iffy as well...just avoid and save your money.
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Old 17-06-21, 12:10 PM
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Tunic also iffy. Modern (1950-60's) material used to create tunic. Maybe the whole lot is a prop for a movie
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Old 17-06-21, 01:59 PM
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I too doubt the tunic, as everything looks too clean. It could be a current reenactor tunic too. If it's a movie prop they usually have some kind of stamp on the inside indicating the movie or the company making the movie or providing the costumes. I have some items from SPR and BoB and I believe some may be marked, but non are uniforms.

I have several reenactor Napoleonic uniforms in my study and am quite pleased with them, especially since I would never be able to afford a real one. So, if you can get it really cheap and just wnat a display it might be worth it.

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Old 17-06-21, 04:23 PM
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I've seen genuine Maternity jackets in better condition, but whilst the stripes are the correct pattern (one of two distinct styles) I'm 99.9% sure they are repro as are the wings. The image isnt sharp enough to tell on the shoulder titles.

I doubt it's all the genuine article.
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Old 21-06-21, 09:55 AM
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Default ROYAL FLYING CORPS TUNIC LINING

Thank you everybody for your help and comments, I am listing 2 photos of the lining just to confirm the originality of the tunic, But at 1700 it would heve been a lot of money to lose.

Thank you all members of the forum

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Old 21-06-21, 10:03 AM
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That WD 1915 mark is not original.

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Old 21-06-21, 01:37 PM
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I'd agree about the date stamp. You were well clear.
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Old 22-06-21, 06:47 AM
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Default Royal Flying Corps Tunic

Thank you everybody for your help.
I will dismiss this Tunic, so the search goes on

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Old 29-06-21, 12:47 PM
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I mentioned two distinct styles of stripes being worn in the RFC, and whilst sorting my reference photos today I found the attached, which I post for info, showing the 'other' type.
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The chevrons pictured are not exclusive to the RFC but were worn by all branches of the Army in the Great War. The style of ‘cross hatch’ chevron was a war economy variant that did not continue into post WW1 use.

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I mentioned two distinct styles of stripes being worn in the RFC, and whilst sorting my reference photos today I found the attached, which I post for info, showing the 'other' type.
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