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Halycon 'Battle of Britain' Mk 8 Flying Goggles
Halycon manufacture probably the most authentic replica of the wartime RAF Mk VIII goggles, although they are somewhat misnamed at this model did not enter service with the RAF until October 1943 - three years after the Battle of Britain! That technicality aside these can be realistically described as 'mint and boxed' and appear to have never been used ;they even come with the original Halcyon users guide and tissue wrapping paper. These are the top specification model and closely match those worn by RAF pilots in WWII and early post war-see our final image attached to compare. Manufactured here in the UK they feature padded brown exterior leather and soft beige leather face pads that are hand stitched onto the solid brass RAF blue painted frames. The goggles carry the traditional angled clear polycarbonate lenses and are completed with a brown elastic backstrap. The chances are your will not be flying a Spitfire or Lancaster these days but they remain the perfect choice if you happen to own a Tiger Moth or for that matter a Norton Commando or a Triumph TR2! For those planning ahead, these would make the ideal stocking filler this Christmas for the aviator or classic bike or car enthusiast in your life!