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SALE ITEMS page 1. Clearing out some older stock items to make room for new stock. Grab a bargain!

Fantastic and rare original 1916 WWI Recruiting poster featuring RFC artillery spotting aircraft and heavy artillery gun and crew silhouetted against a blue sky. 

"Be honest with yourself. Be certain that your so-called reason is not a selfish excuse  – Lord Kitchener. Enlist Today". Colour recruitment poster, No 127, published by Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, 1916. This original poster is in absolutely superb condition, fresh and bright ink showing no fading. Very slight damage to bottom left hand corner on border (not affecting image) which has been professionally retouched, and mounted on archival linen for framing. Unusually it features both air and ground forces in co-operation as well as the quote from Lord Kitchener. Approx. 20" x 30" - an absolutely superb poster!

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Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Original WWI recruiting poster

Set of 2 superb RAF photo albums: Pbserver with XV Squadron RAF on Stirlings.

Well annotated and dated throughout by a Flight Observer with XV Squadron on Stirlings. First album is US made with hand-painted scene on cover "Souvenbir of Miami." American football, RAF rugby, Miami, Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, the Canada and back to England with excellent aerial photos of Blackpool, Scotland and Northern Ireland On official AM paper). Second album is all RAF service flying Stirlings with great cockpit photos etc. 77 photos altogether, all high quality and larger size.

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2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA811

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA811

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

2 RAF photo albums: Stirling aircrew + training in USA

Beautiful RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

While RAF/ Air Ministry mess hall cutlery is not uncommon, items  attributed to a specific squadron are incredibly rare. Offered are 4 items from the Sergeant's Mess of 139 "Jamaica" Squadron. In 1940, the people of Jamaica raised funds to equip 139 squadron with brand new Blenheim aircraft, and the squadron adopted the monicker "Jamaica Squadron". The squadron was first to fly an operational sortie in WWII and later, after converting to Mosquitoes, became one of the leading elite Pathfinder squadrons.  Offered are two each full sized forks and spoons, in heavy silver plate, marked RAF Jamaica Squadron Sergeant's Mess. They are maker marked Walker & Hall Sheffield on the reverse. High quality and excellent condition though tarnished (I left them alone). Price is for all four pieces.

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RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RARE RAF "Jamaica" Squadron (139) silver plated spoons and forks.

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap).

 

Nice example of the officer's field service cap, more popular than the peaked cap during the war, with a ribbed silk lining, velvet sweatband and lovely gilt eagle and crown badge. One 5mm diameter moth nip to right hand side which could probably be repaired or disguised - otherwise near perfect.

 

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RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RAF officer's field service cap (sidecap)

RCAF receivers for headset or early Type B flying helmet.

 

Canadian marked receivers of the type most often found in early RCAF headsets and flying helmets, specifically the zip-ear compartments on the Type B. Well worn with some paint loss but complete and undamaged. Marked with the broad arrow in a C and the initials FDK. 

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RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

RCAF receivers for headset or flying helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier deck handler's helmet.

 

A very scarce accessory - cotton helmet as worn by Royal Navy deck crews while manhandling aircraft on the flight decks of aircraft carriers during WWII. Each colour denoted a specific role or duty and I believe royal blue indicated starboard general duties. Simple unlined cotton helmet with a chin strap and buckle (essential for it not to be blown off in the high winds and propwash). Size 2 (Large) in unissued condition.  See last photos for wartime colour photos of helmets being worn on cover and editorial in Illustrated News dated 1943. Note: this helmet is not the same as the US Navy issue deck helmets which were often modified into flying helmets by USN pilots. Very scarce item and the last one of a small batch I obtained a while back.

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WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier deck handler's helmet

WWII Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier deck handler's helmet

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3, unissued condition.

Excellent example of the Canadian made version of the Type B flying helmet. Glove soft, quality leather with a bright, clean chamois lining, well marked as a size 3 (large) and Buffalo Cap Co. ink stamp with what appears to be a 1942 date. Leather has a slight Bloom which in no way detracts and would probably buff up with a little dressing. A lovely example.

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RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

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RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

RCAF Type B helmet in large size 3

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles.

A good pair of these large lens flying goggles which display well, despite missing a small section of the soft rubber cushion on the left side of the frame. The cushions are light, spongy and still flexible with slight surface crazing but are basically sound and quite decent. Frames and lenses are excellent and strap retains elasticity. The centre bridge has the classic double screw/nut  adjustment. No markings that I can see. 

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Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

Luftwaffe Model 306 flying goggles

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night vision adaption and for observing tracer.

Same style as WWII US Navy sunglasses but oilcloth case is marked USN and dated 1954. Fitted with a single, red acetate lens which wraps around to block out as much outside light as possible. These were worn half an hour before night flight to acclimatize the wearer to the dark. They were also worn to observe tracer ammunition. Maker marked "Pioneer" these sunglasses have plastic frames with comfort cables and are in excellent condition. The snap fastener on the case has pulled through but still present.

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US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

US Navy Korean War aviator's red sunglasses for night adaption and for observing tracer

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet.

 

Size LARGE replacement or spare visor for the Mk 2A bone-dome. This is has never been used (the holes are not drilled all the way through). Some very minor surface scratching but overall excellent example, rose smoke tinted with the clear half moons at the bottom. A very rare accessory for an extremely rare jet flying helmet. 

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Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Replacement visor for the rare RAF Mk 2A bone-dome flying helmet

Rare Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves.

 

Fantastic pair of extremely rare Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves, made of soft brown suede, with knit wool linings and trimmed with rabbit fur. Each glove is well marked with nice crisp stamping and has a leather thing tightening strap.  These show very light wear, and there is a tiny split on the left hand index finger, and a very small seam separation on the middle finger. Very hard to find and a beautiful example.

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Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

Japanese Army Air Force flying gloves

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest.

 

Featured in Combat Flying Clothing by Glenn Sweeting (page 65). Late war heavy cotton OD cotton waistcoat / vest lined with alpaca type fur as found in the B-9, B-10 and B-11 jackets. No label but stencilled on the back is F-1977 and handwritten F-0604. Clearly this is NOT anything from 1977 and has a wartime Talon zip (in good working order). I have seen these in use in photographs in addition to Sweeting's reference. A scarce item.

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WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

WWII era USAAF Flight jacket liner / waistcoat / vest

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944.

 

Well above average, very good clean pair of RAF Mosquito boots in brown suede with drawstring ties to keep out mosquitoes and other pests. These boots were originally intended for ground crews in desert conditions, but were quickly seized by pilots and aircrews, notably fighter pilots, who recognized their immense value.  The boots were produced in both green and brown suede; this pair is brown, which seems to be the less common. They are well marked, size 8 UK (9 US) with Air Ministry crown and broad arrow. They are also marked inside the foot (impossible to get a photo but very clearly visible) with the maker's name: John White, and a date of 1944. Original soles and heels all in excellent condition and very light wear overall. As nice a pair as you will find.

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RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

RAF Mosquito Boots dated 1944

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water.

 

By contrast to the white "Bulgarian suit, this blue-grey shearling/sheepskin heavyweight "Channel" suit is a true combat veteran! Blue grey was designated for flight over water and this suit saw plenty of action, though remains in fair to good condition, the jacket showing the most wear. The main zip has been replaced (period) but has a break in the tape. It can be closed carefully. Sleeve zips are stiff but working though the pullers are broken. Waistband has been replaced (again, this appears to be period and new waistband shows plenty of use). Collar is worn and has a tear but could be repaired. With care, this jacket could most certainly be restored. The trousers are in better condition, with original functioning zips and all pockets complete with loops, tabs and flaps for storing survival kit. The leg/flag pocket is missing part of the snap fastener and there are a couple of very neat repairs (and one not so neat which could be  field repair) but are otherwise in very good condition. Zips are an unusual maker, marked  DePe and Czechoslovakia. The label inside the trousers is also unusual and has an open ended early date (193_). It's possible the suit was made in Czechoslovakia, which is an interesting variation. Overall it's a perfectly displayable example of a used suit, priced according to its condition.

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Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Luftwaffe 2-piece winter weight Channel Suit for wear over water

Complete set of WWII factory manuals + General Service Notes for the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer  (USN version of the B-24)

 

Set of five factory published hardback manuals for the PB4Y-2 aircraft, together with the softcover General Service Notes.

 

Flight Manual. 92 Pages, dated 1945

Airplane General and Armament. 254 pages. dated 1944

Power Plant. 206 pages. dated 1944

Hydraulics. 198 pages. dated 1945

Electricity. 148 pages. dated 1944

General Service Notes. (softcover) 326 pages. dated 1945

 

Overall condiiton is very good, with a little wear and bumping to the outsides, the gold leaf titling has tarnished with age but the bindings are solid. Softcover shows some wear, rubbing to outside.

 

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PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

Complete AAF Pilot's Navigation Kit to pilot of 489 BG, 846 BS, 8th AF.

 

The most complete example of one of these kits I have ever come across, named to Lt. W.S. Buckmaster, 489 BG, 846 BS. The leather case is in excellent condition, with just little wear at the edges and fully functioning zip fastener and contains the owner's photo ID card plus some printed name tapes; 11 wartime aeronautical charts of the US, mostly east coast plus Pheonix, Detroit, Milwaukee, etc.  Additional 5 charts of Asia and the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Philipines, etc plus military street maps of Tokyo and Manila. Owner was in Europe with 489BG and then later in the Pacific.  Includes several blank navigation plotting sheets and landing fields/bases en route. A full case in great condition which is well worth further research.

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AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete4430

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete4430

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF Pilot's Nav kit complete

AAF / USAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens.

Issued for extreme cold weather flying, and no doubt intended for wearing over other warm gloves. Gloves are in superb condition, appear unissued and made from unlined brown leather with moccasin style stitching. Well marked inside with what appears to be a 1949 contract order date. US Air Force white ink stamp on back of both hands. First pair of these I have ever encountered. Interesting item of flying clothing from between WWII and the Korean War, when the AAF was transitioning into the USAF and still using brown leather for a lot of flying kit. 

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AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

AAF Type N-2 Aircrew Mittens

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit/overalls named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

 

Dating from 1992-1994, this flying suit was worn by a pilot of 234 squadron, No. 4 (Advanced) Flying School at  RAF Valley in North Wales flying British Aerospace Hawk. Unusual in that the suit still has the owner's named pilot wing patch, Hawk shoulder patch and 234 Squadron patch attached. In excellent condition - and still has the handwritten pre-flight checklist and flight data inside the thigh pockets. All zips in good working order, no wear or damage. A great modern era flying suit.

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RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

RAF Mk 14 Flying Suit named to a Hawk pilot with pilot wings and squadron patch attached.

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts.

 

A seldom found accessory for an airman's kit. Blue grey cotton shorts used with a white t-shirt for PT every morning. In very good condition. This airman had the good sense to replace the drawstring tie with elastic which retains its stretch. Size 36 waist and well marked with a 1942 date. Very good condition.

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WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

WWII dated RAF PT Shorts

RARE 4 x US Navy miniature aircraft for use with aircraft carrier spotter models.

Very rare miniature aircraft spotter models cast from aluminium and used on models of aircraft carriers for identification. Some corrosion and surface pitting but retain their shape well and their scarcity cannot be overstated. Average 1 inch wingspan. Includes Zeke (Zero), Val, Kate and Grumman F-4F all dated 1943.

 

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4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

4 x Japanese spotter models

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

Great display item!  Other airman's kit bag, made from sturdy white canvas with 2 blue stripes painted around it, together with his name and service number. Good clear broad arrow mark and date of 1942 stamped inside. One brass grommet is missing, but there's no damage to the bag and it doesn't detract.

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RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF other ranks kit bag / duffel dated 1942.

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar.

Quite a rare variation of the standard War Service Dress blouse. Dated 1945, this would have been manufactured and worn with a standing collar that could be fastened up to the neck. Some officers and senior NCOs  would have their tailor modify the neck to an open "lay-flat" collar, which was finally introduced as standard in later, post-war patterns. This is an example of a wartime blouse which has been modified, very nicely (though somewhat roughly on the inside). It has also had some period repairs to the back, which again have been very nicely done so as to be almost invisible. An interesting and scarce modification. All good period insignia including a nice flat Navigator brevet.

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RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

RAF War Service Dress blouse dated 1945, modified to open lay-flat collar

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