1939-1945. Blue silk with blue lace border ; red, yellow, beige, white and black stitching on one quarter of the handkerchief depicting a bird surrounded by the RAF motto Per Ardua Ad Astra, with Royal Air Force stitched underneath & a crown above ; on the opposite corner a lace bordered silk pocket with attached powder puff ; 26 x 26cm. Minor marks to powder puff o/w V.G. A World War II sweetheart's handkerchief with a matching pocket containing an attached powder puff and an attractively coloured, stitched RAF emblem. Made of blue silk with a blue lace border, these handkerchiefs were given by airmen to their sweetheart's as mementoes.