M22 Air Force Parade Uniform courtesy of Miikka Teräs collection
Pictured in front of a parade around Senate Square in the 1920s, this Air Force officer wears his overcoat, winter hat and M22 dress uniform with sword. The uniform had a high stand and fall collar with piping to note branch of service. The tunic is light grey with navy blue accents. The pants are dark navy with a sky blue stripe. The right side shows the dress boards worn along with the rank braid on the sleeve.

The right shoulder dress board with the Finnish Lion in gilt metal. The boards are piped in the sky blue color for the Air Force. The officer's belt in bronze with cross-strap and sword hangars. The sword is fairly simple with a Finnish rose as the end device. The officer's tassle is wrapped around the hilt. The left shoulder board.

The large navy blue collar of the overcoat reveals a little of the M22 tunic with its stand and fall collar. The gilt rank device peeks just over the edge. The standard issue winter fur hat for officers. Officers had the combination of the enamel national cockade in Finnish colors along with the gilt and red lion device.

The bronze officer's belt buckle with Lion device. The sword guard features the same rampant crowned lion.
The sleeve rank braid for the overcoat.

The M22 Officer's pants with the large blue stripe for the Air Forces.

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