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

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

Transferred from the War Department

Physical Description:
United States Air Service (USAAS) 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 around the time of the World War I armistice in 1918. The Prince, who was with Allied troops in Belgium, visited the American Expeditionary Force near Coblenz, Germany and took a flight over the Rhine.

Transferred from the War Department

Physical Description:
United States Air Service (USAAS) 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