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'Like Finding A Christmas Present From A Forgotten Era': WW2 RAF Uniform Parcel Opened After 70 Years

The RAF jacket and trousers, found in Staffordshire, were wrapped in newspaper dated 1951.

A perfectly preserved Second World War RAF uniform has finally been unwrapped after being parcelled up in old newspaper for 70 years. 

The uniform was discovered wrapped in decades-old crumpled brown paper and yellowing newspaper dating back to 1951, during a house clearance in Staffordshire.

The jacket, which features a three-blade propeller, and matching trousers would have been worn on parade.

Now, the RAF uniform is set to be sold on 24 September at Hansons Auctioneers in South Derbyshire and is expected to fetch between £200 and £300.

Charles Hanson, owner of the auction house, said finds like the Second World War uniform are "wonderful".

"It's like finding an unopened Christmas present from a forgotten era," he said.

"This is a wonderful piece of military history, still in good condition and perfectly wearable."