These special leather made British general service buttons were issued in WW1 for the RFC engineers, airmen and ground staff's overalls. The metal buttons would scratch and rip the planes when they were being worked on so these leather buttons were issued as a solution.
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British army regimental and corps tunic buttons are as varied as all other aspects of regimental insignia. They come in 3 main sizes with c. 26mm "Large" size used for tunic buttons, great coats and officer's buttons. The c. 19mm "Medium" sized buttons used for No. 2 Khaki service dress tunic buttons, parade uniforms, pockets and epaulettes. The c. 14mm "Small" size buttons mainly used for caps, mess dress waistcoats and General's red insignia gorget tabs.
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