Fondly called ‘Daks’ by Air Despatchers, who were justifiably proud to wear them. The Dakota Formation Sign set Despatchers aside from other units.
LEFT: Geordie Stockdale and Dave Forsyth, Butterworth 1960.
On overalls, the Daks were forn on the left breast. Thery could either face to outwards or to the centre.
ABOVE:Woven version without the door. An early version from the 1940s.
ABOVE: Printed Square Tail version. These are my own from my time in Air Despatch.
ABOVE: Printed Rounded Tail version.
ABOVE: Modern version worn by 47 Sqn RLC until the advent of the pathetic looking ‘Budgie’ forced upon them.