WW2 - RAF AIRCREW ORIGINAL ESCAPE COMPASS HIDDEN IN TUNIC BUTTON SOE/M19

SKU: WW2 RAF AIRCREW - ESCAPE COMPASS - HIDDEN IN TUNIC BUTTON - SOE/M19
£495.00

WW2 RAF AIRCREW - ESCAPE COMPASS - Original - HIDDEN IN TUNIC BUTTON -  SOE/M19 - Very rare and original WW2 RAF escape and evasion tunic button compass These buttons were worn by RAF aircrew flying combat operations over enemy occupied territory.  WW2 Royal Air Force RAF ESCAPE COMPASS Tunic Button. Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original British WW2 Royal Air Force.RAF - Escape Compass Tunic Button. At first glance the button is fairly unremarkable and looks exactly like any other on an RAF tunic. However, this particular button contains a small compass, carefully concealed and only discoverable by unscrewing the back of the button.  These buttons were one of the many ingenious devices developed by Clayton Hutton for M19 in order to assist downed airmen to escape or evade capture whilst finding their way out of enemy territory.The button is signed on the reverse with the makers mark for J R Gaunt & Son - London It comes in a beautiful little box    

                                                                                                                                                                      

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