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• 1939-45 War • Royal Air Force

• RAF • Fighter Pilot
Here we see an RAF Officer with his pilots wings. He wears an RAF Officer's cap and the single sleeve ring of a Pilot Officer.
The top button of his tunic is undone.
This is not sloppy dressing it is deliberate. This was an indication adopted by some Fighter Pilots, so they could be distinguished from other pilots.

Photograph by Wells of Lancing:

• Name Starkey on envelope Date about 1943 Estimate: born 1920