Alex (Login gate1) Forum Member from IP address 220.127.116.11
This uniform recently came up for sale on ebay and I was a bit puzzled by the three holes on the collar, and wondered what others made of it? Its the only time I've seen pre-prepared holes for collar insignia, with three one above the other a little unusual. I could only think of medical officers collars surmounted by an Auxiliary 'A' (probably with bend out prongs for attachment). I'd hazard a guess its a pre-war tunic too.
Polish certainly would make sense with the lack of wings/ghosting as the wore there own wings in a different fashion (not sure what the Norwegians did in this regard), but I'd expect a more normal spacing if that were the case - and I always thought the Polish patches were usually sewn on rather than removable
Hello. I´m sorry for delay Yes, that looks like Polish jacket. Polish have their´s rank on this place. You can compare it with a picture in Osprey book about RAF or with Airmag hors serie numero 8 (from April 2008).
I've had several sets of Polish Officer collar insignia in the past and they comprise bullion stars over, depending on the rank, straight or wavy bullion bars, all on a cloth rectangle angled to a point at the top. They are sewn on and not pin and lug. In addition, if the Tunic was for an officer in the Polish Air Force (rather than a Polish officer in the RAF) it would feature Polish Air Force buttons which this tunic doesnt have (these are clearly seen in the Osprey book).
I'm still inclined to think a pre-war well made tunic with Medic collars below Auxiliary 'A's.