waistcoat, blue cloth, mess dress, Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force
blue doeskin cloth mess dress waistcoat with shawel collar, four small buttons and two front pockets. The waistcoat, which has a back waist adjustment strap, is lined in white silk.
Waistcoat 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.