jacket, blue cloth, mess dress, Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force
blue doeskin cloth mess dress jacket with six two-piece heavy duty brass buttons. The lower lapels of the jacket are in blue-grey silk. On the left lapel a Navigator's half-wing embroidered in gold wire on a blue grey backing. The rank lace of a Squadron Leader in bright gold on each cuff. The jacket is lined in white silk.
Jacket worn by Squadron Leader Kevin Paul Weeks RAF. Weeks was a navigator with No. 16 Squadron based at RAF Laarbruck flying Tornado GR.1's when he was deployed to Saudi Arabia for the Gulf War (Operation Granby). On 22 January 1991, Weeks was killed in action together with his pilot Squadron Leader Garry Lennox, when their aircraft (ZA467) failed to return from a low-level mission against enemy positions.