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WW1, Royal Flying Corps Flying Goggles

RFC Googles used by a front line Observer/Pilot in France, during WW1.

These 'First Pattern' (1914) Goggles were privately purchased.
They come in their original card case.

They consist of a high quality leather face mask, which has two rubber eyepiece sockets containing glass lenses.

The inside is covered with a soft felt padding.
They have a, now stretched, brown elastic adjustable strap.

The goggles were part of the effects of RFC pilot, Lt. E.A. Packe DFC.
He first flew as an Observer flying BE2c's with 15 Squadron then as a Fighter Pilot with 32 Squadron, flying SE5a's, over the Western Front during WW1.

The goggles are in excellent condition and come with a copy photograph of Lt. Packe.