Chamois Gloves

Item

Title

Chamois Gloves

Description

Chamois gloves worn over silk inner gloves before leather gauntlets. Flying gloves were among some of the most expensive items in aircrew equipment. Pilots during the Battle of Britain were reported to not wearing their gloves in order to better feel the controls which could result in severe burns in the event of a fire.

Date

1939-1945

Identifier

004.044.007

Medium

Chamois

Provenance

Worn by F/O N. H. Bell of Brantford, Ontario.

Rights Holder

2021 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada.
2021 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada.

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