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1940s WAAF

Complete 1940's WAAF Uniform

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  • RAF Blue Barathea Wool Uniform tunic with matching belt

  • Matching Skirt

  • White Military Cotton Shirt

  • Black Tie

  • WAAF Soft Peaked Cap

  • Optional Gas mask bag


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Costume Details

The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was formed in 1939 encompassing the Women’s Royal Air Force that had been formed in 1918. The WAAC was disbanded in 1921 but prior to WW2 the British Government could see there was going to be a need for women to take up the jobs they so excellently performed in WW1. Due to fabric shortages and the struggle to keep up with demand, women were given men’s tunics which had already been made and were then slightly tweaked to fit the female shape, this is why you often see them fasten left over right, the mans way of fastening. Shoes to go with the WAAF uniform would have been a sensible black lace up and the stockings would have been thick wool, a way to add a bit more glamour is to replace the itchy woolly stockings with silk seamed ones and change the shoes to a court shoe. There is the option of adding a gas mask bag, although today the gas mask is not a necessity but your mobile and lipstick are!

The Outfit – consists of uniform jacket, skirt, shirt, tie, belt and hat.

The Tunic – is slightly fitted into the waist, the matching belt can pull it in more if needed, it is made of RAF blue barathea wool.

The Shirt – is a white shirt with a black narrow style tie.

The Skirt –is an A line style skirt in the matching RAF blue barathea wool.

The Hat & Belts – is also made of the RAF barathea wool with a soft peak, it is a copy of an original.

Gas Mask Bag – is an original WW2 Gas mask bag with an adjustable strap.

The Fabric –The uniform and cap are made from RAF blue Barathea wool, the shirt is cotton and the bag is a khaki canvas.

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