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, XVI 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. On the right sleeve just below the shoulder, a diamond-shaped badge in black cloth with yellow and red embroidery the 1000 sortie badge for Tornado Crew issued by XVI Squadron 'The Saints'.
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)
PRODUCT COVERALL, AIRCREW,
NATO No: 8415-99-130-4078
SECT/REF No: 22C/1304078
CONTRACT No: 4119
DATE OF MANFG. - MAY 1988
MRI No: 3162 Issue 8/2
CHEST 91-99 CM SERIAL 880403