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2429 1936 Pattern Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture Sold1936 Pattern Flying Boots - This pair is RNZAF issue and are based upon the standard RAF 1936 pattern. They feature a black chrome leather upper with fleece lining and a leather tightening strap and buckle across the "V" shaped front opening. This variant does not have the internal leather pulls associated with the RAF boot. The top of the left leg is embossed NZ40 3246. This appears to be the RNZAF issue number, although it could be the owner's service number. The boots show some service use with mothing to the internal fur and they have been resoled at some stage. We cannot see a size marked, but they appear to be about a UK 8, Continental 42, US 8 1/2.
3054 RAF Brogue Waders - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Brogue Waders - An incredibly rare pair of ankle boots made of leather and canvas with hob nail leather soles, which were issued to men of the RAF for use when wading into the water to bring sea planes to moorings or the shore. The holes in the sides of the canvas uppers were designed to allow the boots to empty when the wearer left the water! The only other pair we have ever seen are in our own collection (not for sale!) and neither have we found an illustration in any of the specialist collectors' books. We will supply with this pair a scan of the original Air Ministry specificaiton sheet number 729/NA/1, which is dated 1942 and was issued to the contractor. This pair is in UK size 12, Continental 47, US 12 1/2, and other than slight scuffing, appear to be in unissued condition. Grab yourself a piece of RAF wartime history while you can, as we are unlikely ever to turn up another pair.
1785 Ladies' 'CC41' Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture SoldLadies' 'CC41' Flying Boots - We have been unable to reference these boots, but they are very similar in design to the RAF 1936 pattern and feature a black polished leather upper with a suede leg and leather strap fastening. From studying contemporary photographs, we believe these may have been used by female pilots in the Air Transport Auxillary(ATA), who played an important part in WWII delivering all manner of aircraft from the manufacturers to the operational stations. Sewn into the fleece lining is a government standard stamp "CC41", together with reference B/M1 8 A52. The boots exhibit some service wear and the original leather soles appear to have been repaired, but a nice display example of an extremely rare flying boot. They are about a size 7, Continental 41, US 7 1/2.
2977 1939 Pattern RAF Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture Sold1939 Pattern RAF Flying Boots - Synonymous with Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots, the '39 pattern are becoming increasingly rare and this is the first pair we have had in for many months. They are the early pattern with a webbing strap to the top of the leg and feature black chrome leather uppers with canvas legs and fleece linings. The boots have the original leather and canvas pullers which are stamped with the King's Crown, A.M. and indicate size 8 fitting 6 and a contract date of 1939. While the canvas legs show minor scuffing, they are in far better condition than most examples of this pattern we have had. The original leather soles are fitted, but have been recently resoled in the forepart and new heel tips fitted. The left boot has the initials T.R. written at the top of the leg, but sadly we have no idea who the wartime owner was. A great pair to display in your RAF or Battle of Britain collection.
2674 1940 Pattern Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture Sold1940 Pattern Flying Boots - Standard issue RAF Flying Boots as favoured by Bomber Crews in WWII. They are a superb example with near unmarked brown suede and very clean fur lining. Original broad arrow marked lightning zips fitted. The "Itshide" soles and heels are original. The rubber galosh, which is often cracked and peeling on this pattern, is near perfect. The boots are a UK size 8, American 8 1/2, Continental 42.
2598 Luftwaffe Sommerfliegerkombi - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Sommerfliegerkombi - Superb original example of the second pattern with ring pull emergency release system and vertical zip fly. Manufactured by Bekleidungsfabrik Habelf and dated 1940. Fitted with original Elite zips, complete with leather pullers, all in good working order. The size is marked as 11A. The "pepper and salt" fabric is characteristic of suits worn by bomber crews in the Battle of Britain. This suit is in the condition we dream of finding but seldom do!
1644 USAAF Officer's Chocolate Tunic and 'Pinks' - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF Officer's Chocolate Tunic and 'Pinks' - An excellent example manufactured by Mart Schaffner & Marx and dated May, 1942. Original rank badging, buttons and AAF cloth insignia to shoulder. Matching service trousers and both items in very clean, original condition. Tunic chest size c.36" (92 cm), trouser waist size c.32" (81 cm).
995 USAAF D-1 Ground Crew Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF D-1 Ground Crew Jacket - This example is tailored without pockets and is manufactured by Werber Sportswear Company and contract dated 1942. Zip appears to be a period replacement. Some service wear but a nice original example. While the label is marked medium, it comfortably fits c.42" chest (108 cm)
2671 USAAF B-15A Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF B-15A Flying Jacket - This pattern was standardised in November 1944 and features characteristic leather triangular patches designed for the oxygen tube attachment points. AAF decal to shoulder. This jacket has a '45 contract date and is fitted with an original Conmar zip, and is in excellent original condition with minor service wear. Size 40" (102 cm).
2655 USAAF Type K-1 suit , flying, very light. - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF Type K-1 suit , flying, very light. - This pattern of flying suit was standardised in 1944. This example was made by Universal Lifesuit Company in 1945. All zips original and in good order. Feint AAF decal to shoulder. Good issued condition, small size.
1645 AN-H-15 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldAN-H-15 Flying Helmet - Fully wired with fitted receivers, loom and jack plug. Made by Bates Shoe Company and contract date 1944. Medium size. Minor service wear. Complete with oxygen mask attachment clip.
PC38 M4 A2 Flak Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldM4 A2 Flak Helmet - Introduced in June 1944. Green cloth covering with hinged ear flaps, as used by USAAF in late WWII. Clear manufacturer's label, named to Industrial Canvas Prod. Corp. In excellent original condition and this variant is becoming increasingly hard to find.
2573 Air Ministry Bell - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Bell - This example is a film prop produced for Pinewood Studios, using a genuine bell (chrome on brass), but with the addition of a King's Crown, A.M. and 1940 date to front. It is complete with metal ring hanger and red painted clapper. We have no idea which film this was used in, but ideal for the re-enactor or RAF collector on a modest budget! It measures 7.5" (19cm.) diameter and 9" (23cm.) high including hanger.
2572 Air Ministry 'Scramble' Bell - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry 'Scramble' Bell - Before you get too excited, this is an ex film prop from Pinewood Studios! While we do not usually offer reproduction items, this is actually a genuine bell chrome finished on brass, but engraved by the chaps at the studio prop department with the King's Crown, A.M. and 1940. The bell is fitted with a red top, embossed with the crown and is complete with clapper. Would be ideal for re-enactors, where it could be risky to use the genuine article, or for the RAF collector who cannot afford the real thing, even if he should find it! It measures 10" (25cm.) at the base and 14" (36cm.) high including hanger. Overall in good conditin but some wear to chrome finish.
2231 Bulgarian Air Force Winter Flying Suit - Click for the bigger picture SoldBulgarian Air Force Winter Flying Suit - This example is made to a superb specification, in extremely soft suede leather with a full fur lining. This suit is similar to the Luftwaffe WWII winter Fliegerkombi for arctic conditions and often called the "Bavarian suit". Crested buttons to front and while it has minor storage marks, it appears to be in unissued condition. Very warm and ideal for open cockpit winter flying. Large size, to fit height 72" + (183cm. +)
2130 WWII Japanese Winter Flight Suit - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Japanese Winter Flight Suit - A superb example of this rare flying suit finished in woven fabric with a full fur lining and collar. The suit carries a small pocket with signs of electrical wiring and is complete with waistbelt which is often missing. All zips are original. It even has provision for attaching the short version of the tachi sword which was symbolically carried in flight. The suit has a stitched repair to the breast pocket and some service wear, but overall it is an extremely nice example.
2338 RAAF Wing Commander's Tropical Tunic - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAAF Wing Commander's Tropical Tunic - Complete with King's Crown RAAF Pilot's brevet, Wing Commander's lace and complete with belt. Correct King's Crown buttons, maker's label named to E. J. Howard Pty Ltd. and clearly dated 1940. Appears to have the initials R.N.L., so could be researched. Chest size c.38" (92cm.)
1855 RAF Mk. 14A Flying Suit with Central Flying School badging - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk. 14A Flying Suit with Central Flying School badging - Named to Pilot Officer Derek Evans VI AEF and with a rare Central Flying School badge, together with a 2, 000 hour Chipmunk and 6 AEF badge. Some service wear, but overall good condition and complete with fitted issue emergency knife. To fit height 71-74" (180-188cm.)
2228 RAF Mk. 4/4A Flying Suit with Pilot's Brevet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk. 4/4A Flying Suit with Pilot's Brevet - An excellent original suit stores ref. 22C/1964 and dated 1959. It carries Wing Commander's lace and is named to Saunders. A 53 Squadron bullion badge is sewn to the right arm. This squadron was based at Topcliffe in the 1960's, operating Hasting and Beverley and was disbanded in 1976. The suit is a size 7 to fit height 72-76" (183-193cm.)
1685 RAF Mk. I Lightweight Flying Suit named to Coventry Gliding Club - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk. I Lightweight Flying Suit named to Coventry Gliding Club - RAF stores ref. 22C/1614. This suit has seen post RAF service with the Coventry Gliding Club and is complete with "AWA" wings and metal gliding club badging. In excellent original condition, the suit is a size 6 to fit height 71" (180 cm.)
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