This is an example of the uniform coat adopted by the Canadian Air Force which was formed on February 18, 1920. Soon after its formation, the service adopted this dark navy blue style uniform. On February 15, 1923, when King George V approved the designation Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), this uniform was soon abandoned in favor of the lighter blue Royal Air Force pattern.
Donated by Miss Margaret Farley
Country of Origin: Canada
Clothing: 86.4 x 63.5 x 5.1cm (34 x 25 x 2 in.)
Overall: Wool, plastic, silk
Canadian Air Force (CAF) blue wool single breasted service coat; two upper flap pockets with box pleats; two lower flap pockets; four black bakelite buttons down front with attached belt with buttons; no insignia.