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Reference Stock Item   Description
871
Emergency Dinghy Floating Knife by Beaufort - Click for the bigger picture SoldEmergency Dinghy Floating Knife by Beaufort - RAF Flight Crew Issue, complete with sheath. Blade made in Sheffield, England. Mint & unissued.
4679
RAF B Type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF B Type Flying Helmet - A very fine issued example of the classic Battle of Britain helmet which was the standard pattern for all air crew from 1935 to 1941. This one is named to Warrant Officer L. E. Hart who we were advised by a rear gunner on Sunderland Flying Boats serving with 230 squadron. While the helmet never appears to have had a label fitted, it is a large size, certainly a 3 if not a 4. The leather is soft with none of the normal flaking, both receivers zips work fine and the receiver carriers are fitted as well as foam ear cushions but lacking receivers. The Bennett buckles retain their leather covers. One chrome end to the chin strap is missing and poppers are fitted for the D type oxygen mask. The lining is in good condition but showing normal service wear. B types are getting incredibly scarce and few match the condition of this example.
5060
Anti Aircraft Shell Head Fuse - Click for the bigger picture SoldAnti Aircraft Shell Head Fuse - We believe this item of trenchart to be from a 3.7" or 3.9" WWII AA shell which has been display mounted on a hardwood base. The fuse is clearly marked with no. 199 1V FL 10/38 and RL 12/38 537. It has further engraving of an omega sign, safe and a small broad arrow, together with a 0 to 30 scale. The various components unscrew and it makes a decorative display item. Due to international regulations, this item is restricted for sale to UK based collectors only. Measures 4.25" high excluding base (10.5cm)
OC224
Aircraft Blind Flying Panel Type 1 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAircraft Blind Flying Panel Type 1 - This replica has been sold but we have just purchased a 1A version which is similar but is constructed with a 16" radius at the top to facilitate installation when fitted to the contours of a fighter cockpit. It is made up in alloy to the original specification and has been laser cut and is pre-drilled to take the appropriate instruments. It has been copied from an original Air Ministry BFP marked 6A/760 and is of the type used on Spitfires and other aircraft of WWII. Would provide an ideal start point to create a replica BFP or as a component for a complete instrument panel. Please contact us for photographs of the actual panel available.
4656
Air Ministry Marked Candle Sticks - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Marked Candle Sticks - A matched pair finished in chrome on brass with turned stems in an art deco style. No maker's marks but each is embossed with an AM and crown, so we have assumed these were probably a Mess item, rather than trenchart. Measures 9.5" tall (24cm)
3528
Air Ministry Amperes Test Guage - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Amperes Test Guage - Comes complete with a broad arrow marked issue case. The instrument is made by Compton Parkinson Ltd. with patent nos. indicating 1924 and 1927. The dial is graduated from 05-25 and is AM and King's Crown marked. We believe the instrument was used to measure the flow of current through a cable. It appears in excellent condition but on offer as a collector's item only! Measures 8.5" (22cm)
5057
Swift Training Rifle 9B/1508 series B - Click for the bigger picture SoldSwift Training Rifle 9B/1508 series B - This is not actually a firearm but was designed in WWII as an instructional tool to teach handling, holding, aiming and firing, without the need of amunition or range. The B series model was broadly representative of the P14 or Lee Enfield Mk. III service rifles. From 1942 these rifles were issued to the RAF and Home Guard and post war were used for rifle training by the ATC. This example is AID marked so was clearly used by the RAF. While we cannot guarantee the accuracy(!), it does appear to be in working order and comes complete with photocopy documentation issued by the manufacturer Frederick J. Minns of Oxford. A most unusual item for the specialist RAF or firearms collector. Measures 47" (119cm)
4784
Irvin Air Chute Battle of Britain period Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldIrvin Air Chute Battle of Britain period Flying Jacket - A fine example and despite having no label the classic square collar, narrow belt loops and tan cow hide indicate this to be of IAC manufacture probably from a 1939 or 40 contract. This jacket was originally wired but the plugs and electrical connections have been carefully removed. The leather is very soft and just one small repair patch to the left sleeve. All zips are original Dot and in good working order. Inside the characteristic short pile fur is in near mint condition, collar strap and rings in place and the waist belt is perfect. This jacket has an interesting story to tell. We are advised it belonged to a pilot who crashed in Ankaran near the hospital and a few miles from the liner Rex, sunk by the RAF in Slovenia in 1944. The pilot was rescued by the partisans minutes before the Germans arrived. Sadly we don't have further details of the incident. His jacket, however, certainly survived and we very much hope he did as well. We estimate this jacket to be a size 5 and would fit chest sizes up to 42" (107cm)
4790
Royal Auxiliary Air Force 609 Squadron Pewter Tankard - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Auxiliary Air Force 609 Squadron Pewter Tankard - 609 (West Riding) was formed in 1936 originally as a Bomber Squadron but in 1938 transferred to fighters and was issued with Mk. I Spitfires in 1939. 609 participated at Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain from Middle Wallop. They destroyed 46 enemy aircraft in August 1940 and by October the squadron became the first to achieve 100 kills. In 1941 they were transferred to Biggin Hill and in 1942 to Duxford, now flying Typhoons and supported the D Day Landings. The tankard features the squadron crest, Kings Crown and moto "Tally Ho"! It also features a GR VI stamp, 43 and capacity mark. Some minor dings but a fabulous souvenir from a Battle of Britain fighter squadron. Measures 5" (12.5cm)
2738
151 Fighter Squadron Presentation Tankard - Click for the bigger picture Sold151 Fighter Squadron Presentation Tankard - A fine barrel shaped example, engraved "Presented to 151 Fighter Squadron by Lt. D. R. Stanley Adams, R.N. late 151 Squadron Aug. 1936 - Aug. 1938." 151 Squadron was formed in May 1918 and saw service on the Western Front but was disbanded the following year. The squadron was then reformed in 1936 at North Weald, Essex flying Gauntlets and in 1938 was the first squadron to be equipped with Hurricanes and her pilots served with distinction in the Battle of Britain. We assume Stanley Adams was a Fleet Air Arm pilot seconded to the RAF and this tankard was presented to the officers' mess when he returned to the navy. The base is stamped with various hallmarks but we cannot decipher if it is silver. It also carries the number 7112 and 41. In nice original condition. Measures 4" (11cm).
4344
RAF Tempest Fighter Pilot's Rescue Dinghy Relic Parts - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Tempest Fighter Pilot's Rescue Dinghy Relic Parts - Displayed within a glazed frame, the components are probably from a K-type single seater dinghy issued to fighter pilots. These relics were recovered from the authorised excavation of the crash site of Hawker Tempest JN765 that fell at Winchelsea in Sussex on 1st July, 1945. While being in relic condition, a rubber grab handle is clearly identifiable. Frame measures 18" x 12.5" (46cm x 31cm).
4445
RAF Fish Serving Fork - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Fish Serving Fork - Clearly stamped on the handle with a King's Crown, RAF and laurel leaves, while the reverse has the maker's mark and logo Walker Hall. We are unsure of what metal it is made from but it is not hallmarked. It no doubt saw service in an officer's mess and could well date from WWII period. Measures 9" (23cm)
4812
Battle of Britain Hurricane R-4219 Crash Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain Hurricane R-4219 Crash Relic - On mounted display board with cut out picture of a similar aircraft. Pilot Officer Robert Dafforn was flying with 501 squadron on 18th September, 1940 and was in action over Biggin Hill when he was shot down by an ME110 and bailed out. His aircraft crashed at Cronks Farm, East Seal. The mounted relic is a data plate from the oil tank stating piece no. 6864 and serial no. JRB/L/48 together with an inspection stamp. Board measures 10" x 7.5" (25cm x 19cm)
4906
Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf FW-190 Starboard Tail Fin Panel - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Focke-Wulf FW-190 Starboard Tail Fin Panel - Understood to have been recovered in WW11 from a FW-190 that was shot down near Caen, France on 21 July, 1944. We have just imported this panel direct from Normandy and while we don't have specific information on the actual aircraft it was from, we have researched it fully and the rivet pattern and the orientation match exactly with the 190. In addition, the remaining evidence of the internal framing aligns to where the structure was fitted on the FW-190. The swastika has the correct dimensions and the panel has evidence of red paint where the rudder stop was fitted. The paintwork is clearly original and shows signs of heat and crash damage where it has been torn from the aircraft on impact rather than being cut from the airframe. These panels were perhaps the ultimate souvenir for victorious allied pilots on the squadron back in WWII and they remain so for the serious collector and museum today. This is an area, however, where the fakers practise their art, so care needs to be taken in investing in such an item and we are happy to give an unconditional guarantee on the originality of this example. The panel is single sided with a small section of the original framing remaining to the inside. While the alloy is slightly distorted, it makes a fine display being an impressive size at approximately 32" x30" (82cm x76cm).
4584
RAF Base Calshot Inter-Flight Shield - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Base Calshot Inter-Flight Shield - Presented by the officers to the winners of the annual tug of war competition and is dated 1925 and was awarded every year from then until 1937 when the competition appears to have ceased, possibly due to the war clouds over Europe. It resumed in 1946 and was last awarded in 1950. The central engraved shield is surrounded by 17 smaller engraved and dated shields and we can confirm in 1934 was won by the HQ, in 1932 201 Flying Boat Sqdn, 1930 Workshops and 1948 201 Sqdn. RAF Calshot was a sea based aerodrome in the Solent, established by the RFC in 1913 as a RNAS station testing sea planes. It was taken over by the RAF in 1922 and was the home of the high speed flight to train pilots for the Schneider Trophy races. From 1929 to 1931 "Aircraftsman Shaw" formally known as Col. T. E. Lawrence or "Lawrence of Arabia", was posted to Calshot to help with race preparations and also to work on the development of the 200 class sea plane tender. In 1921 201 Sqdn were based at Calshot followed by 240 in 1937. In WWII the base was used mainly for repair and maintenance but was involved in the evacuation from Dunkirk and from 1942 was the home to Air Sea Rescue craft. Post war Calshot-based Sunderlands flew in the Berlin air lift flying over 1000 sorties. Calshot finally closed in 1961 and our plaque is a unique souvenir and is steeped in the history from the very early days of the RFC, RNAS and RAF. 17" (43cm)
4591
RAF Squadron Leader's Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Squadron Leader's Pennant - Accompanied by a sailing pennant marked RCYC Team RAF NSC Race 1949. We do not have any direct provenance with these items but have speculated the squadron leader was also a sailor and a member of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club. We have yet to positively ID NSC, although could possibly be Northampton Sailing Club. The squadron leader pennant measures 31" x 22" (79cm x 56cm) and is in good flown condition. The sailing pennant has a couple of moth nips while the hand embroidery is very crisp. Seeing both came in from the same source, we assume they date from the 1940's.
3800
RAF Trench Art Candlesticks - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Candlesticks - A very fine matched pair made from polished aircraft aluminium interspersed with what we believe to be paxolin which was used as an electrical insulator in WWII, as well as for the manufacture of instruments panels. Almost certainly made by aircraft fitters in their off duty moments and probably date from the second World War. We see many examples of trench art but these are as nice as we have had and would make the perfect addition to an RAF or trench art collection, as well as being completely functional candlesticks. Measure 7.5" (19cm)
3740
Small Aircraft Propeller - Click for the bigger picture SoldSmall Aircraft Propeller - Manufactured in laminated timber with red painted tips and varnish finish. It has no identification marks on the hub so we have no idea what aircraft it was designed for but judging by its size, possibly a microlight or even a target drone. An attractive display example of a genuine propeller at an entry level price. Measures 44" (112cm)
4797
Junkers JU-87 Stuka Relic - Click for the bigger picture SoldJunkers JU-87 Stuka Relic - We believe this component to be the inner tip of the aircraft's flap (Innere Verstellklappe), position closest to the fuselage. The relic has been painted with the aircraft details confirming it is from Junkers JU-87 R-4 with code LI+FW (6234) III/I STG 5 and dated 24.4.42. We have identified with aircraft crashing due to engine failure over Murmansk. Lt. Rudolf Newmann survived while the other crew member Uffz Kurt Graef was reported M.I.A. This relic is in as recovered condition with traces of the original paint. It is scarce to find an identifiable crash relic with provenance from the famous Stuka. Measures: 17" (43cm).
OC135
RAF Irvin Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Irvin Flying Jacket - complete with integral hood incorporated within collar. Chest size 36-38" (92-97cm). Original zips and issue label. These jackets were issued to RAF Coastal Command.
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