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Log book grouping to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot flying escort on bomber ops + fighter sweeps over Europe.

Named  to a Welshman who trained in Canada (hence a RCAF log book) before flying Mustangs on fighter sweeps and long escort ops with 122 squadron from November 1944 to May 1945. Quite detailed comments (for a fighter pilot!) including cover to airborne landings, escorting prime minister, escorting Lancs to U-boat pens. Incidents like "electrical failure" and "Crashed on landing. Brakes seized." After the war with 41 Squadron on Spitfire XXIs and he flew in the Victory fly-past over London. After VE Day in May, 1945, he had all his fellow pilots sign his log book - signatures worth researching. Comes with several documents (official notices about aircraft equipment, leave passes etc.), a personal letter from an airman friend and two photographs: his wedding and another of his wife, a WAAF. Log book has a nice, sturdy blue canvas cover. Also included (not shown) copies of relevant pages from 122 squadron Operational Records Book. Fighter pilot log books are extremely rare.

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Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a Mustang fighter pilot  "Little friend" who flew escort to bomb

Excellent log book and documents to a Mustang fighter pilot "Little friend" who flew escort to bomb

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

Excellent log book and documents to a RAF Mustang fighter pilot

RARE First Pattern (unwired) Type D tropical flying helmet.

One of the most difficult to find of the RAF flying helmets. The first pattern, first production Type D unwired helmet features a unique oval exterior rubber cover—separate from the telephone holder—to provide extra noise attenuation over the thin cotton fabric shell. This design, introduced in 1942, was quickly replaced by ear cups with the telephone holder and oval surround moulded in one single piece of rubber and mounted between the outer shell and the satin lining of the helmet. This helmet also has a leather chin strap and Bennetts buckle, plus fore-and-aft goggle strap retaining tabs and snaps for accommodating oxygen masks Type D, E or G with an external cord. The helmet is a fairly large size—possibly a generous size 2 but I think more likely a size 3—and is in very good condition, showing only light use. The rubber is nice and pliable, the leather is very good and the fabric shows no damage, just light wear (some staining from the leather dye bleeding into the fabric around the goggles strap tabs). Clean interior with excellent satin lining, the felt brow and chin strap lining which is often shredded is 95%+ intact. Chin strap retains its metal "V" tip and the Bennetts buckle still has its leather covering. A lovely example of what is now a very difficult helmet to find. Much more scarce than even an early Type B.

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RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

RARE First pattern Type D tropical flying helmet

Fantastic WWII RNZAF grouping: log book, papers and uniforms to a navigator with 488 squadron, Mosquitoes and Beaufighters.

The property of F/O Arthur Andrewes, RNZAF who trained in Portage la Prairie, Canada. His NZ service dress  uniform has a lovely Canadian made navigator half-wing. Excellent condition with two pinhead sized moth nips to the back; his KD service dress tunic and matching KD shorts with British made N half-wing and rare red-on-khaki shoulder titles. Shorts marked and dated 1944. The best piece of all is his superb custom-tailored non-regulation BD blouse, made from barathea, with lay-flat lapels and khaki interior pockets, plus a tailor's label dated November 1944. British made N half-wing and medal ribbons. This BD is exquisite and unique - and totally outside of Kings Regulations! RCAF issue Log book has entries from May 1944 to April 45 (earlier training courses pasted in). Mostly training, but several ops recorded at the end (enough to earn him his 39-45 star, France Germany star and Defence medal). Also a flaps switch plate from his aircraft, buttons he probably collected from fellow crewmen, his dog tags, driving license etc. RNZAF groupings like this are extremely rare.

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Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Fantastic RNZAF grouping: log book and uniforms

Extremely rare RAF Type D oxygen mask in near perfect condition,  with Type 21 Microphone Assembly.

 

Long considered one of the "Holy Grail" items among collectors, the Type D oxygen mask is absolutely synonymous with the RAF fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain. This example is one of the best you will ever see. The condition is simply amazing. The green wool outer is immaculate, its only flaw being two tiny (pinhead) sized holes on the lower left hand side - virtually invisible. The chamois lining is  extremely clean with light wear only on the horse-shoe pad. The Type 21 microphone (introduced in October 1940) is in similar condition, as is the now rare Type Q cord, fitted with its bell plug. The microphone can of course be changed out easily for a different pattern.  Face defenders from inside the B helmet are sewn into place. The rarity of these masks cannot be overstated and this example would be extremely difficult to upgrade.

 

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RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

RAF Type D oxygen mask with Type 21 microphone assembly

Extremely rare RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue 1940 dated.

Superb pair of the extremely rare 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, issued only for a very short time during the Battle of Britain. When leather was thought to be in short supply, the Air Ministry ordered boots of the same design as the 1936 pattern to be produced using vulcanized khaki canvas uppers. These turned out to be not as successful as hoped, because the canvas would get wet (from dew and rain) and then freeze at high altitude. The 1940 Pattern Boots made from brown suede were quickly designed and manufactured and the 1939 Pattern ceased production. Thus, the boots that are synonymous with the Battle of Britain were produced in very small numbers and are very difficult to find - especially in such fine condition as these. They have none of the usual rubbing at the ankles, no moulting of the fleece lining. A period rubber sole has been applied to the leather sole (often added to enable a better grip when climbing into and out of the small fighter aircraft). Lovely embossed markings on the pull tabs, including the Air Ministry crown and sizing (UK size 7 which is US 8), plus the AID stamp, as well as the code V5. Very light wear around the top edge but overall a lovely example of these rare boots.

 

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RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

RAF 1939 Pattern Flying Boots, Battle of Britain issue

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing.

 

Lovely miniature US AAF navigator wing, with pin-back. 1.5" (4cm). Lovely detail, sterling marked.

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AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

RAAF "Australia" shoulder tab.

Worn on the upper arm of RAF (or RAAF) uniforms of officers serving outside of the country. Great example of a wartime period Australia shoulder tab. Light blue silk on dark blue wool. Slight glue residue on back. Single only.

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RAAF "Australia" shoulder tab

RAAF "Australia" shoulder tab

RAAF "Australia" shoulder tab

RAAF "Australia" shoulder tab

RAF / RCAF Canada shoulder eagles for other ranks.

Good wartime embroidered shoulder eagles for other ranks. Rear facing eagles under the word Canada which were worn by all non-officer ranks. National shoulder titles were only worn by those serving overseas. Excellent pair, embroidered in light blue silk on black wool.

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RAF / RCAF Canada shoulder eagles

RAF / RCAF Canada shoulder eagles

RAF / RCAF Canada shoulder eagles

RAF / RCAF Canada shoulder eagles

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps..

 

Extremely clean US Army officer's visor cap, typical of the type favoured by AAF officers, with matching front and rear chin straps. The visor and chin straps are high gloss patent leather, perhaps indicating late war or possibly just after, but a lovely example nonetheless. The cap is doeskin felt of the dark green often referred to as "chocolate".  Size 7-1/8 US / 57EU.

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AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

AAF officer's visor cap in chocolate felt with patent leather visor and chin straps.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, complete with the De Havilland style Gosport communications system. This type preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

 

The Lewis helmet was quite ubiquitous among trainee RAF pilots, especially those "weekend warriors" of the Auxiliary Air Force who trained on weekends in the late 1930s and treated the RAF as "the greatest flying club in the world." Many retained their Lewis helmets and even modified them for wear with the RAF electronics (R. Stanford Tuck being a notable example). This example of the Lewis helmet shows plenty of use but no undue wear or damage - just honest grime. It has been modified by removing the chin strap, lining it with black velvet, and then replacing it. It is  a large size 7-1/4  and is still fitted with its De Havilland style Gosport receivers (meaning it could be worn in the RAF primary trainer, the De Havilland Tiger Moth). It has its stylish D.Lewis label inside. Leather is excellent - super high quality. Chamois lining is grubby but no damage. Gosports are in good working order, with very slight fraying at one joint. An outstanding used example of this lovely early wartime helmet, synonymous with RAF fighter pilots in training before the Battle of Britain.

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1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

1930s Lewis helmet, private-purchase, preferred by RAF officer pilots in training.

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box) with one harness clip.

This is a curious variation of the typical "bang-box" parachute harness quick -release. Though perfectly circular, unlike the post-war "flat-edge" type, it has a rounded casing, rather than the straight up-and-down form of the standard types. Well marked and of high quality. Would welcome input from anyone who might know more.

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RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RAF parachute Quick Release Box (bang-box).

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

 

A very good, clean set of RCAF receivers complete with cloth braided wiring loom and US style plug, as found in the early RCAF flying helmets.

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RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

RCAF telephone receivers and wiring loom for early flying helmet types.

Excellent RAF Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap.

Stunning set of early Mk VII goggles with clear lenses and early leather strap. Frames are superb, with minor paint loss only to the central piece. Nice, tight fit of metal parts. There are no dings or dents to the brass frames, no sign of delamination on the lenses, leather and chamois are bright and clean. An absolutely wonderful pair of these now scarce goggles.

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Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

Excellent Mk VII flying goggles with early leather strap

RAF Type Q cord / external wiring loom (No.2).

 

Early wartime RAF Type Q cord (external wiring loom) for Type B and early unwired Types C, D and E flying helmets. Cord is in fair condition overall, the fabric braiding is stained and faded in places but not damaged or frayed, although some of the cotton whipping is coming undone. Receiver leads are good, with loop connectors intact; microphone lead is frayed at the end and the small connectors are missing. The plug lacks its spring and has a small crack but is complete. Could be restored and fitted to a helmet.

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RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Q Cord (external wiring loom) No. 2

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s.

A very early example of the Type P oxygen mask moulded in black rubber with a hard resin exoskeletel shell, complete with microphone and breathing tube. Instead of a data plate, the stores ref. information is hand-painted on the front. In very good condition, with one small split in the thin rubber on the inside corner, which dos not show for display and does not detract. Note: in the photos, the large expiration valve (only visible inside the mask) is absent, but I have replaced this with a Sierra Engineering made valve of the correct type. Because these masks were made from very thin rubber, folded in at the edge to give a tight facial seal, they are quite fragile and early examples aren't often found in such good condition.  Fitted with chains for use with the Mk IA, 2A, 3 and 4 jet helmets.

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RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960sn mask late 1960s.

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960sn mask late 1960s.

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type P oxygen mask 1960s

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4.

 

Lovely example of the second pattern internally wired Type D flying helmet for use in desert and tropical regions. Khaki cotton drill, lined in satin with chamois covered internal "donuts" and a neck extension flap to provide sun protection. Built-in hook and snaps for the Type E*, G or H oxygen mask, elastic webbing chin strap. This helmet has its original full internal wiring cord with Type 32 receivers and plug. Overall very clean showing light use, but personalized by having the name "FUBBY" written across the forehead. It would be fun to try and research the name to find out any history. The helmet is clearly marked with the RAF stores ref. information on the left side of the cheek indicating it is a size 4 - the largest size of helmet produced. 

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RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type D flying helmet, internally wired complete size 4

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired, wartime production.

An excellent example of the second pattern, internally wired Type C flying helmet. This is the earlier production with 2  goggle strap tabs and a buckle to the rear of the helmet (meaning the wiring would be fully enclosed). It has brass snaps/studs and provision for internal wiring but it appears as though no wiring cord has ever been installed. The helmet is a size 1 (small) but still displays well - but most importantly, this helmet was clearly one of the earliest wartime production examples, because it has a beautiful, clear Air Ministry stamp (stylized A-crown-M) to the right hand lower cheek area, dating it at late 1943 when the type was first introduced. Leather is nice and soft, interior shows light use, rubber earcups are supple, chin strap retains elasticity.

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RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type C helmet, second pattern internally wired wartime production

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in grey/green rubber  appears to have never been worn, except perhaps as a microphone carrier. Exterior is grubby from storage and handling but interior suede lining is perfectly clean and shows no sgn of wear. Rubber is soft and pliable with no perishing, just a few minor stress cracks in the usual area around the lugs - but the nosewire is firmly secured. Good Type 48 microphone. Strap retains most of its elasticity. Well above average example of this classic mask first issued in 1943.

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RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RAF Type G oxygen mask in extremely good condition.

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern chemically-heated flying gauntlets.

RAF 1940 pattern flying gauntlets, the first flying clothing to trial chemically-heated inserts for high-altitude and cold weather use. Made from reversed sheepskin, uncoated, with leather reinforced fingers and thumbs, and leather straps around the wrist. Oiled cotton pockets were fitted inside, into which small packets of chemical mixers could be added; when mixed around, the inserts provided heat for several hours. The chemical packs were also inserted into boots and waistbelts, however they proved unpopular, because in vigorous use the chemical packets could leak and give the wearer serious burns. As a result, the gauntlets were often worn without the packets and in most cases, the oilcloth pockets were removed. This pair still has its pockets attached inside. Minor wear and tear with two small worn holes, but in remarkably good condition and very clean inside and out. Extremely rare gauntlets.

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RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

RARE RAF 1940 Pattern flying gauntlets

Lovely wartime RNZAF Service Dress uniform jacket and peaked cap attributed to a DFM winner.

Of all the Commonwealth uniforms, those of New Zealand are the most scarce, having a relatively small air force. Though the uniform has no tailor's labels or name tags—and apparently never had any—it was one of several purchased at auction, in New Zealand, from the estate of Flight Lieutenant John Henry McDonald. The award ribbons are correct for Flt. Lt. McDonald and are 100% original to the jacket, as are the NZ pilot wings and New Zealand shoulder titles and there is no reason to doubt its attribution. The cap, is typical NZ style, having a heavily padded crown, no grommets and a distinctive eagle to the badge. The jacket is in excellent condition, with a superb set of padded NZ pilot wings, medal ribbons and officer's shoulder titles (denoting service overseas) as well as all correct NZ marked buttons. The cap is in very  good condition, with 4 or 5 small moth nips, most noticeably on the upper side of peak, however these could be cleverly disguised and are little detraction from the quality of the tailoring. McDonald received the DFM while still a sergeant, in May 1943, and completed 30+ sorties altogether. An excellent display and worthy of more research. Sold as a set, jacket and cap together.

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RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RNZAF SD uniform and cap attributed to a DFM winner.

RAF Type Q cord / external wiring loom (No.1).

 

Early wartime RAF Type Q cord (external wiring loom) for Type B and early unwired Types C, D and E flying helmets. Cord is in fair to reasonably good condition overall, the fabric braiding is stained and faded in places but not damaged or frayed. Receiver leads are good, with loop connectors intact; microphone wires are present but the small connectors are broken off (could be replaced). The plug lacks its spring and has a crack in the bakelite housing, but is intact. Could be tidied and cleaned up and fitted to a helmet with a little work.

SOLD

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)

RAF Type Q cord / wiring loom (No.1)