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British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. Nails 'n' grass!
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. Nails 'n' grass! Size 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. "John White - 1940 - Rushden". Sorry about the slightly unclear photo.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. W (arrow) D - these belong to the British War Department.

British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11

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A pair of Second World War RAF service boots with hobnailed soles. Quite like the classic Ammo Boot, but without an external toe cap and nice brown in color. In beautiful condition, still completely serviceable! One-off pair, naturally.

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British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. Nails 'n' grass!
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. Nails 'n' grass! Size 11.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. "John White - 1940 - Rushden". Sorry about the slightly unclear photo.
British RAF ankle boots, WW2 era, size UK 11. W (arrow) D - these belong to the British War Department.

A pair of Second World War RAF service boots with hobnailed soles. Quite like the classic Ammo Boot, but without an external toe cap and nice brown in color. In beautiful condition, still completely serviceable! One-off pair, naturally.

Made entirely of leather, including the sole, which is banged full of hobnails to protect it from wear. People serving in ammo depots and warehouses where hobnails would be a spark risk were issued plain soled boots. This would mean the pair in question is meant for those more closely in contact with the enemy. Boots tend to be used up and thrown away, but these were lucky to have survived to this day.

What about the markings? Oh yes! You can just see the War Department "Broad Arrow" mark on the shaft. Peeking inside, the sole states "John White - 1940 - Rushden". John White still makes quality shoes, but not for the military anymore.

Size info

British size 11. That's about 45-46 in the EU/French system and 12 in the US.

Condition

In superb condition, but the laces are modern. Very lightly used, there's just some old grass between the hobnails. The leather is still very supple and completely up to the task, should these have to fend off another German invasion.

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