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RAF Mk VII flying goggles.

 

A decent pair of Mk VII flying goggles with very good frames showing light use but no serious dings or dents, clear lenses with no serious delamination problems - the right hand quarterlight showing the most signs but even that not too bad. Strap still retains good elasticity but one of its friction buckles is lacking it's locking cover - perhaps a wartime loss as the strap has been secured by sewing it in place such that they fit securely and display just fine. Leather pads are still soft, though the leather is a little dry. Nose piece is good. Overall a very good displayable set of goggles.

$300 / £228 / €255   email to secure this item

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Mk VII goggles

RAF Type G oxygen mask.

 

A decent, perhaps entry level Type G oxygen mask. This is a nice early example with slightly heavier stipple pattern moulding in the upper part of the mask body. The rubber is basically good and still pliable, with very minor splits at the upper edge near the nose where it is thinner. Similarly, there is very slight crispness on the very edge at the sides, but this accounts for a very small part of the mask which is overall very good. Surface cracks on raised moulded area where nosewire is installed, but nosewire itself is securely attached. Early style flat ring for attaching to helmet. Fitted with good webbing harness and Type 48 microphone. Perfectly good for display.

$450 / £350 / €380    email to secure this item

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet.

Excellent RCAF other ranks' tunic, with detached belt (but no buckle) and sergeant's stripes to both sleeves, lovely swept wing Canadian made bombaimer's brevet and medals ribbons. Labeld inside on both sides and dated 1943. No name that I can find, but there is a service number: 13084. Other ranks rarely named their uniforms because they were often handed in for re-issue. Overall very good condition with very light wear.

 

$240 / £185 / €200 

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RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RCAF sergeant's tunic with bombaimer brevet

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945.

 

Excellent example of the classic bush shirt, made from cotton airtex ​fabric with rank slides for a corporal on the epaulettes. Well marked "Made in England" and date stamped 7/45 inside. Includes matching detached belt (lacking buckle). No wear or damage. Typical RAF ground crew - they men who kept the aircraft flying in appalling jungle/tropical conditions.

$165 / £130 / €140   email to secure this item

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

RAF  bush shirt with corporal's stripes rank slides, dated 1945

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot.

While many WWII AAF veterans who stayed in the service were literally dragged, kicking and screaming, into the new "US Air Force" and its blue uniforms, others accepted it but retained their insignia, rightfully, as badges of honor. This is such a uniform. A superb USAF blue ike jacket and trousers, c.1950, complete with senior pilot wings, a splendid and impressive rack of medal ribbons, and both 9th AF and CBI patches to proudly display his WWII service. Captain's bars and silver US collar devices.  Wing is not sterling marked and star has been added separately (and does appear to have tarnished as silver would). Super large size. Represents the early jet age era well. The wing alone is worth the lion's share of the asking price.

$175 / £138/ €150  email to secure this item

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

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USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

USAF 1950s ike jacket and trousers to Senior Pilot

WWII British Army Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945 with original white metal badge.

Excellent and rare example of the army black beret with Royal Tank Regiment badge. Manufactured by Kangol with a clear date of 1945 and broad arrow stamp which includes coded letter "Z" that also stands for the year 1945. Great condition and large size. The black beret with Tank Regiment badge was made famous by Montgomery (even if he did add another badge!) but represents some of the bravest and toughest of Britain's special forces in WWII. 

$320 / £250 / €270  email to secure this item

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

Royal Marine Commandos green beret.

Very good and rare example of the Royal Marine Commandos green beret with pre-1952 cap badge. Manufactured by  Compton Sons and Webb, though the name is partially faded and obscured by glue residue from what looks like a piece of tape - perhaps a name tag or label. It looks to be a size 6-3/4 and the board arrow mark is legible, as is a partial date, ending in a "3". This could be 1943 but could also be 1953, although the badge is pre-1952 and has clearly been on the beret for a long time. Not sold as WWII because it cannot be guaranteed, but a great and rare piece of headgear in very good used condition.

$200 / £160 / €170  email to secure this item

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details