This is an example of a Royal Canadian Air Force service coat from World War II. This was identical to the Royal Air Force pattern adopted in 1936.
This jacket was worn by Len Morgan (1923-2005). In the spring of 1941 before the United States entered World War II, Morgan went to Canada and jointed the Royal Canadian Air Force and earned his RCAF wings on November 21, 1941. Following the entry of the United States in the war, Morgan transferred into the U.S. Army Air Forces and served in North Africa and Mediterranean theater with Air Transport Command.
Donated by Len Morgan
Country of Origin: Canada
Clothing: 78.7 x 55.9 x 7.6cm (31 x 22 x 3 in.)
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) blue wool service coat ; single breasted with open collar; four brass buttons down front with embossed eagle surmounted by a Queen's Crown, embossed R.C.A.F. text below eagle; two upper button flap pockets with box pleats; two lower button flap pockets; Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot's wing (white embroidered wings with white embroidered "RCAF" surrounded by brown embroidered wreath; Tudor (King's) Crown surmounts "RCAF") above left breast pocket; Flight Sergeant's Rank insignia chevron stripes on arms; Nationality insignia on each shoulder light blue embroidered "CANADA" on dark blue felt; light blue embroidered eagle insignia on each shoulder; attached waist belt.