coverall, Aircrew, Mk14A, Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force
Aircrew coverall Mark 14A, Squadron Leader Royal Air Force, late-20th Century.
flying overalls and three badges
green light-weight cotton one piece flying overall, with front zip fastening, two zip-fastened breast pockets, two hip pockets, two ankle pockets, and escape knife pocket and waist adjustment straps. Apart from the three brass zips, all other fastening use velcro. Above the left breast pocket Navigator's Brevet in worsted cloth; on the left sleeve just below the shoulder, in colours proper, 16 Squadron's badge bearing the motto OPERTA APERTA. Above the right breast pocket a black cloth patch, with a yellow border, on which is embroidered in yellow KEVIN WEEKS. Below the right breast pocket, a circular cloth badge in blue, light blue black and gold from the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) A.A.F.C.E.
Aicrew coverall 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.
Printed (on label)
COVERALL, AIRCREW, Mk 14A
HEIGHT: 164 to 172cms
NATO No: 8415-99-1304078
SECT/REF No: 22C/1304078
CONTRACT No: A66a/2887 SERIAL No: 31218
DATE OF MANFG. - JUL 1984
Manufactured to M.R.I. 3162 Issue4 Amdt 1
R.F.D. Personnel Protection