Suit, Flying, Winter, Royal Air Force, Edward Prince of Wales

Suit, Flying, Winter, Royal Air Force, Edward Prince of Wales

     

This flying suit was loaned to and worn by Edward, Prince of Wales on a flight with Brigadier General William L. 'Billy' Mitchell during World War I around the time of the armistice in 1918. The Prince, who was with Allied troops in Belgium visited the American Expeditionary Force near Coblenz in Germany and took a flight over the Rhine.

Transferred from the War Department

Physical Description:
United States Air Service one piece coverall flying suit worn by Edward Prince of Wales; exterior shell brown cotton duck cloth; 8 exposed buttons down front; fur lined; attached belt; draw straps on each cuff; 3 draw straps on each lower leg; one button flap pocket on right breast.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Victor Bernard

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Collar: Fur and Lining
Harware: Brass, steel
Dimensions
Clothing: 172.7 x 86.4 x 10.2cm (68 x 34 x 4 in.)

This flying suit was loaned to and worn by Edward, Prince of Wales on a flight with Brigadier General William L. 'Billy' Mitchell during World War I around the time of the armistice in 1918. The Prince, who was with Allied troops in Belgium visited the American Expeditionary Force near Coblenz in Germany and took a flight over the Rhine.

Transferred from the War Department

Physical Description:
United States Air Service one piece coverall flying suit worn by Edward Prince of Wales; exterior shell brown cotton duck cloth; 8 exposed buttons down front; fur lined; attached belt; draw straps on each cuff; 3 draw straps on each lower leg; one button flap pocket on right breast.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Victor Bernard

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Collar: Fur and Lining
Harware: Brass, steel
Dimensions
Clothing: 172.7 x 86.4 x 10.2cm (68 x 34 x 4 in.)

ID: A19310036000