This year’s bear wears the uniform typical of RAF personnel for most of the Second World War. It is the short War Service Dress or ‘battledress’ tunic introduced in 1943 as a practical working uniform to replace the long and cumbersome Service Dress uniform. It was made of blue/grey woollen serge, as was the comfortable and popular Field Service Cap, worn at a jaunty angle, as seen here. Our pilot bear also wears a heavy woollen roll-neck sweater for extra warmth in a cold cockpit.
Sits approx. 8” high.