cummerbund, black and gold, officer's, XVI Squadron, Royal Air Force
Cummerbund: gold and black satin cloth cummerbund lined with white satin and secured by two black buckles.
Worn with evening dress in lieu of Mess Dress 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.
Embroidered (on label)
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GIEVES & HAWKES
NO. 1 Savile Row, London