Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

WANTED RAF Greatcoat XL

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

WANTED RAF Greatcoat XL

Old 17th Nov 2020, 19:48
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
WANTED RAF Greatcoat XL

Hi,

I'm looking for an RAF Officer's Greatcoat. 46" chest (or thereabouts) / XL. I'm 6' 6".

If anyone has one that fits the bill then let me know!

I wouldn't have thought this would be the place to ask, but have seen similar posts from a few years ago.

Cheers,

Russell_Crowbar
Russell_Crowbar is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 08:32
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Over the hills and far away
Posts: 86
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Morning Russell, probably no help whatsoever but towards the end of my career the only place that I could source my flying badge was Newark air museum.
Stores back home no longer stocked them, I suspect that many went as souvenirs or reminders of careers gone by, and it was not that long ago. Best of luck in obtaining one.
Radley is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 08:35
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere flat
Age: 67
Posts: 5,148
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 7 Posts
I suspect that many went as souvenirs or reminders of careers gone by
Most went to Wannabe Captain Jack Harkness, from Torchwood
Wensleydale is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 09:11
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 27,019
Received 333 Likes on 143 Posts
There is one here, totally the wrong size.... but i don't care check out the pictures.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Air...wAAOSwBjBfn~hQ

Really you should be searching for one in summer.
NutLoose is online now  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 11:08
  #5 (permalink)  

"Mildly" Eccentric Stardriver
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: England
Age: 76
Posts: 3,884
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Really you should be searching for one in summer.
If he needs it now, summer will be too late. Hypothermia waits for no man.
Herod is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 11:08
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chippenham, Wilts
Age: 74
Posts: 297
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Grrr

Originally Posted by Wensleydale View Post
Most went to Wannabe Captain Jack Harkness, from Torchwood
My British Warm conversion went the way of a light-fingered scrote from the Officers Mess cloak room at Finningley.
threeputt is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2020, 21:41
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 27,019
Received 333 Likes on 143 Posts
I would keep an eye on these people as they seem to have a through flow of stock

https://www.cetomilitaria.co.uk/ours...sClothing.html
NutLoose is online now  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 10:27
  #8 (permalink)  

Evertonian
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: #3117# Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Posts: 11,911
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
There is one here, totally the wrong size.... but i don't care check out the pictures.
I have a feeling that Nutty wasn't looking for a coat when he stumbled across those pictures....

I have a Black Civil Defence Great Coat from the '50's which cost me 100 quid in the '80's. Heavy as! Roughly same size though so maintain yer strength if you get one.
Buster Hyman is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 10:41
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 27,019
Received 333 Likes on 143 Posts
Originally Posted by Buster Hyman View Post
I have a feeling that Nutty wasn't looking for a coat when he stumbled across those pictures....

.
To right I wasn't, is that an Afghan rug?
NutLoose is online now  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 10:44
  #10 (permalink)  

Evertonian
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: #3117# Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Posts: 11,911
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
To right I wasn't, is that an Afghan rug?
Looked Brazilian to me, but it's hard to tell from that angle.
Buster Hyman is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 12:56
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have one that I recently pulled out of the cupboard that I am about to sell. I tried to PM but it didnít go through due to an error. Drop me a PM with and email address and I can send pictures.

ps. I am Lincolnshire these days.
Bluntnotsharp is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 13:13
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 27,019
Received 333 Likes on 143 Posts
You wont be able to PM him as his post count is low.
NutLoose is online now  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 15:47
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ah, as I have a low post count too that might not work.
Bluntnotsharp is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 16:24
  #14 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi,

Thanks for responding!

Yeah, I can't see an option to message you privately...

My email is [email protected].

I guess me offering my email myself doesn't break rules...
Russell_Crowbar is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 17:10
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 27,019
Received 333 Likes on 143 Posts
I’ve tried an email to him, hopefully it works, if you click on his name in the dark boxes on the left of the thread it allows you to send him an email.
NutLoose is online now  
Old 19th Nov 2020, 18:51
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: norfolk
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A few years ago, (maybe 10) if you went to clothing stores at Cranwell they had a whole store room full of them. Maybe worth a call to see.
I gave away my XL about 6 months ago, typical.
4321 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.