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524 Air Ministry Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A - The instrument is engraved 6A/1246 with King's Crown and AM stamp. These compasses were used to take bearings from the aircraft in circumstances when the fixed type of observer's compass could not be used. The handle has an internal space for a dry cell battery for illumination of the compass card. Some compass oil has evaporated and the compass card does not currently swing, although would be possible to top up oil but on offer as a display item only. Complete with original transit box with dates stamps to lid indicating 1939, 1940 and 1945. Measures 9.5" (24cm)
2553 Aircraft Control Grip from North American T-6 Texan - Click for the bigger picture SoldAircraft Control Grip from North American T-6 Texan - This aircraft was also known as the Harvard while in RAF service as an advanced trainer. This grip is in good original condition, although the pneumatic tubes have been cut. The metalwork is sound and the grip cover is in excellent shape. This aircraft, as well as being an advanced trainer, could also be fitted with a.30 machine gun for gunnery training. The grip is therefore fitted with a round brass gun button with a rotating safety catch in good working order. The item is stamped with AH2242 and CGO9684. This was previously used with a brake level fitted on my replica Spitfire cockpit section but as I now have an original Spit grip, this one is now looking for a new home. Measures 7.5" (19cm)
5214 RAF Squadron Leader's Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Squadron Leader's Pennant - The cloth is in good flown condition with minor staining. Colours are vibrant. Minor wear to the cloth edge by the rope but nothing serious. Various ink stamps, although somewhat faded. The RAF eagle shown on top left of the pennant is of leather and was designed to differentiate the Squadron Leader's pennant from the Wing Commander's. Complete with coir rope and Ingfield clips. 31" x 21" (79cm x 53cm)
5124 RFC Pattern 256 Aviation Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC Pattern 256 Aviation Compass - A very scarce example from the early days of aviation. This instrument is marked on the dial C.O. Aerocompass indicating it was designed by Captain F. O. Creagh-Osbourne, who was Superintendent of compasses at the Admiralty who produced the first aircraft compass in 1909. In addition to pattern 256 it is also marked with the number 646. The brass "diver's helmet" bowl contains a coloured 0-360 compass ring fitted on a jewelled pivot. When aircraft mounted the compass would have been suspended on a circular sprung mount while this item is display mounted on a mahogany board. The compass card is suspended in oil which contains a small air bubble. Measures 9" high (23cm)
4837 RAF Height and Air Speed Computer Mk. I - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Height and Air Speed Computer Mk. I - This is fare scarcer than the more commonly found Ican flight computer. This example is in excellent original condition and marked 6B/108 with a serial number dating it to 1940. It also carries AM and King's Crown stamps and manufactured by the London Name Plate Mfg Co. Ltd of London and Brighton. A similar example is shown in Prodger's RAF Flight Equipment book page 113 but ours is the earlier Mk. I version. Diameter 6" (15cm)
5261 Luftwaffe Bakelite Flare Case with Cartridges - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Bakelite Flare Case with Cartridges - A fine example as carried on Luftwaffe aircraft to store flare cartridges to be used with the Leuchtpistole. The case and lid are both dated 1941 together with the maker's code opq. The expended cartridges are coded cbl. An identical example is illustrated in Mick Prodger's excellent Flight Equipment book on page 82. Measures 4.5" high (12cm)
5045 Single Barrel Leuchtpistole - Click for the bigger picture SoldSingle Barrel Leuchtpistole - The classic type carried by Luftwaffe single seat fighter pilots and many bomber crews both during the Battle of Britain and subsequently. This example is made by Erma-Erfurt and carries the classic date 1940. While we have no provenance with it, it is likely to have served in the Summer of 1940 and during the Battle of Britain. Excellent grips, lanyard ring and metalwork. The flare pistol comes with a deactivation certificate and can be legally owned in the UK without the need of a fire arms certificate.
3210 RAF B type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF B type Flying Helmet - Fitted with original label indicating manufactured by Frank Bryan with stores ref. no. 22C/65. This example is a size 2 and also carries the desirable 1940 Battle of Britain date. The leather shell is in generally good issued condition with just minor flaking to the surface. Both Bennett buckles are complete but lacking the leather outer covers. Excellent chin strap with chrome end still in place. Receiver cups and housings are in place with functioning zips and feint AM stamps to the leather. Good RCAF issue foams are fitted in the receiver housings but lacking receivers. Inside the lining is sound but grubby. The helmet is named J. A. Wood. We have no specific provenance but have found a Fl. Lt. John Alexander Wood who flew with 76 squadron, so he could possibly be our man. This is a nice display example of the most desirable of the wartime RAF flying helmets as used throughout the Battle of Britain. This item would display well with the RAF goggles which we have listed.
5106 RAF Mk. III Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk. III Flying Goggles - Most examples of these we see are RCAF issue but this pair are a scarce Air Ministry marked goggle, dating to 1935. The back strap features clear AM and King's Crown embossing, together with the stores ref. no. 22C/69. The brass frames are good with most of the original paint in place. The perspex lenses are excellent as is the leather face mask and velvet sections. The canvas spring covers are good but the springs are showing some distortion, although mounted with a display helmet, they look fine. The bridge stops and vents are all perfect. A rare example of pre war and Battle of Britain period flying goggles. They would display well with the RAF B type helmet we are also listing.
4815 Battle of Britain name Al Deere Spitfire Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain name Al Deere Spitfire Relic Board - A. C. Deere flying Spitfire R6832 of 54 Squadron out of Hornchurch was shot down in a "friendly fire" incident with another Spitfire on 28/08/40 and crashed near Fridwood, Stockbury. The site was excavated by the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in 1979 when we understand this part was recovered. Board measures 9" x 6" (23cm x 15cm)
4813 Battle of Britain Hurricane Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain Hurricane Relic Board - This item was recovered from aircraft V6645 flying from RAF Kenley with 501 squadron. It was shot down by a DO17 and crashed near Teynham Court, Sittingbourne on 27/09/40. The site was excavated by the London Air Museum in 1976 when the Merlin engine and other parts were recovered. Board measures 9" x 6" (23cm x 15cm)
4808 Batttle of Britain BF110C Crash Relic Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldBatttle of Britain BF110C Crash Relic Board - This item was recovered from Messerschmitt No. 2137 code 2N+FM which was shot down by anti aircraft fire on 09/40 and crashed at Borden near Sittingbourne, Kent. The wreck was excavated by the Kent Battle of Britain museum when we assume this part was recovered. We are unsure as to what it is, although it could possibly be part of the control linkage system. Board measures 9" x 6" (23cm x 15cm)
4818 Hurricane Engine Exhaust Crash Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldHurricane Engine Exhaust Crash Relic - A clearly identifiable item with evidence of mounting bracket where it was bolted onto the Merlin engine. We are told this relic was recovered from a Hurricane I, which served throughout the Battle of Britain. Despite the severe impact damage, a clearly identifiable and sizeable relic. 17" (44cm)
4829 Supermarine Spitfire Crash Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldSupermarine Spitfire Crash Relic - We don't have any history with this one other than we were told it was recovered from a Spitfire crash site. The part appears to be from the carburetter system and has numerous numbers on the case together with traces of black paint and evidence of impact damage. Measures 6" long (15cm)
4735 Bronze Sculpture of RAF Airman - Click for the bigger picture SoldBronze Sculpture of RAF Airman - A fine head and shoulders example featuring the classic pose of a fighter pilot staring towards the sky. He is wearing an RAF Irvin flying jacket, "frock" roll neck sweater and silk scarf. On his head he has a C type flying helmet, Mk. VIII goggles and an H type oxygen mask. The bust is mounted on a quality marble base. We do not know who the sculpter is but he has provided a fine representation of a late war pilot. Measures 8" (20cm).
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Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps - Click for the bigger picture SoldKnight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps

In excellent condition and complete with dust cover. This volume was published in 1996 and details all of the Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps as well as the Wehrmacht personnel who served in the North African campaign. Each recipient is given a complete page as well as a full page WWII era photograph.

Pages: 351
Cover: Hard
Author: Franz Kurowski

PC156 Molders Squadron Copper Plate & Assorted Ephemera - Click for the bigger picture SoldMolders Squadron Copper Plate & Assorted Ephemera - JG74 Squadron received the honourary Molders name in 1973 but was subsequently withdrawn from use in 1998. The plate which is an impressive 11" (28cm) in diameter features the Molders Squadron badge in the central section with a hammered effect edge. The assorted ephemera which comes with this item is in a Molders Squadron folder which is in rather distressed condition. The contents include 10 pages of bound black and white photographs with German titles below which feature senior officers, ME109 aircraft, veterans and the unveiling of a memorial named to Wilhelm Frankl 1893-1917. In addition there are newspaper cuttings describing the same event and a further dated 22nd November, 1973 giving information on Wilhelm Frankl and Werner Molders with the history of JG74. There is other photocopied documentation all in German, including letters and reports related to the squadron.
PC155 100th Air Refueling Wing Paper Weight - Click for the bigger picture Sold100th Air Refueling Wing Paper Weight - Appears to be made from marble with a 100th air refueling shield mounted in the top section with a felt base. Measures: 3" x 3" (8cm x 8cm).
PC154 Blue Angels Blast Off Tie - Click for the bigger picture SoldBlue Angels Blast Off Tie - An impressive item featuring four US Navy blue angels display aircraft with a blue angels shield badge below named to Navy Air Training Command. The tie has a maker's label Ralph Marlin. The tie is dated 1997.
PC153 Altenstadt/00B Glazed Stein Tankard - Click for the bigger picture SoldAltenstadt/00B Glazed Stein Tankard - This example features an aluminium cover and a transfer to the front showing half an eagle and a parachute logo. Below the shield is marked Luftland - Lufttransportschule. No capacity is marked but appears to be 0.5L size. In excellent original condition.
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