This rather SCARCE and 100% genuine and entirely ORIGINAL WARRANT OFFICER's uniform tunic has been in a friend's collection for nearly 45 years, it was obtained from the original WW2 owner, who sadly now long-deceased. The rank of Warrant Officer was usually regulated to ONE Warrant Officer per SQUADRON. Consequently there were a LOT LESS W. Uniforms made than either that for commissioned or enlisted ranks. The BLUE backed "New Zealand" shoulder titles seen on this tunic were what was issued by the Royal Air Force for WW2 aircrew from the R.
F serving in the Royal Air Force the other tunic I have listed displays the NEW ZEALAND version embroidered in White-on-Black (New Zealand's National Colours). The wings are an EARLY WW2 type.
All buttons and insignia on this tunic are 100% ORIGINAL to its wartime wear by the RNZAF pilot who owned it. There are no medal ribbons because these were not issued until well-after the cesation of hostilities in WW2. This uniform can be described as near pristine with no apparent moth damage at all that I could see when photographing it just now for sale.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force was the SMALLEST Air Force in the British Commonwealth during WW2 yet despite this?? The COMMANDER that most attribute the final VICTORY of the RAF over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain was ALSO a New Zealander =. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC was a New Zealand soldier, First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force commander.These IMAGES ARE the most IMPORTANT part of my item's CONDITION DESCRIPTION So if I have failed to show anything clearly? Any questions please MESSAGE ME. Receipt will be issued on request. Add a map to your own listings. The item "SUPERB Genuine WW2 era PILOT'S WINGS on Royal NEW ZEALAND Air Force WithO's Tunic" is in sale since Saturday, February 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Uniforms". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland (aprox.12,000 "clicks" from USA). This item can be shipped worldwide.