IT IS 100% ORIGINAL, all parts are genuine, condition as found. The compass is early "4 holes" version.
This escape and evasion item was worn by RAF pilots and aircrews. It looks just as a normal RAF tunic button looks, however inside is a carefully concealed small compass. It is found by unscrewing the back. This is an extremely early version of the compass button with a'right hand thread'.
Once the Germans discovered that some buttons concealed escape aids, the buttons were changed to a'left hand thread'. This button is the rarer version. This button is one of the many ingenious devices developed by Clayton Hutton for M19.
The maker marks on the reverse side of the button are worn, I think it is BUTTONS LIMITED BIRMINGHAM product. It is made of brass.
It is in very good used condition. Buttons like this were worn on a RAF pilots uniforms to help escape from enemy territory. The condition and all details you will find in the pictures. I accept personal cheques in British Pounds only.
All details in the pictures. Look at my other Auctions.I have other military items and more! The item "100% original ESCAPE COMPASS early, RAF ESCAPE TUNIC BUTTON. Genuine" is in sale since Friday, September 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "oculomotorius22" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.