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U.S. AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldU.S. AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet - The AN-H-16 is described by Jon A. Maguire in his excellent 'Gear Up' as 'one of the more difficult WWII flying helmets to locate today' and that was written back in 1995! It is scarce simply because it was not produced or issued on a wide scale. The US Navy had its own version (despite the AN designation of this helmet) the AN6543 which is much more common. This example appears to have had minimal service use and is in close to perfect display condition. The leather shell is very soft with all its original finish in place with the seams tight and is set off nicely with a large AAF logo stamp to the front brow. The helmet is fully wired with ANB-H-1 receivers by Roanwell fitted and attached to a classic Y loom and finished with a PL-354 jack plug. The leather chin strap retains a shearling rubbing strip and the silk laces are still in place. The snaps for an oxygen mask are correctly spaced for an A-14 with the left side fitted with two single straps, one high and one low, and the right side positioned for the clip. The only issue with this helmet is both the snaps for the Y loom rear straps are a little tender, a fault common with shearling lined helmets. To ensure these are secure we have cemented the end of each strap in place so they are no longer operative yet on display this restoration is virtually undetectable. Inside the helmet is close to mint. The shearling is again stamped with the AAF logo and the woven label confirms this is a desirable Large size and the helmet was manufacturer by Bradley Goodrich Inc to an order nos. (33-038)44-3755 which we assume to be a 1944 contract. In conclusion a hard to find fully wired helmet in excellent display condition in a large size that would sit happily in a specialist helmet collection. Many thanks to Mick Prodger for his assistance in preparing this description.
RAF Group Captain Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Group Captain Pennant - A good flown example made from stitched cotton panels. In generally very good condition and only issue being the central red segment has become thin in a couple of places. In addition it has a couple of minor moth nips but despite this the pennant is in sound display condition and measuring 19"x 19"x 12.5" (47 cm x47 cm x 32 cm) it is an ideal size for an RAF (or flag) collection. It comes complete with the original bound and looped rope for attachment to an appropriate flag mast. Identification marks have been washed out but the pennant is named to 'Harding' who we assume to be the Group Captain to whom it was originally issued. Sadly any specific provenance has been lost down the years.
RAF Wing Commanders Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Wing Commanders Pennant - A good flown example with separate panel construction, in a large size measuring 40" x 40" x 25" (102 cm x 102 cm x 64 cm). The colours are still bright and the cotton is all in excellent condition with no issues to report. The original coir rope is in place but on one edge it has been cut flush to the pennant. The various makings are now somewhat indistinct but it clearly embossed with the crows foot property mark, X 22, a stores reference number 4B 1114 and the manufacturers name who we believe to be Porter Brothers, Liverpool. This company are one of the oldest names in flag manufacture here in the UK, established in 1905 by Herbert Porter to supply flags to the thriving port of Liverpool. Prior to WWII they even had a contract with Hitler's Germany for party flags but the contract was unsurprisingly cancelled prior to a state of war being declared in 1939! In their time Porter Brothers have made flags for Captain Scott's 1912 Polar expedition, for the D Day landings and both Churchill and Princess Diana's funerals. A scarce senior officers pennant in an impressive size. For a more modest pennant (in both size and price! check out the Group Captain's example we have also listed today.
French Airaile Type 11 Armée de L'Air Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldFrench Airaile Type 11 Armée de L'Air Flying Helmet - In 1935 France commanded the largest military forces in the world although her flying helmets and goggles were somewhat out dated and based on WWI designs. Despite this the 'Airaile 11' remained the standard issue pattern for the French Air Force during the 1930 and into WWII. A modified version of the same helmet was also issued to French Army paratroopers.

This helmet was manufactured by E. Gueneau & Cie of Paris and interestingly the manufacturers paper label in the crown carries a late wartime date of 1/45, with the size marked at '58'. We speculate this is a pre war manufactured helmet re issued for use in the final stages of WWII. Certainly the basic design was also used post war in a modified form designated 'type Airele 15'. Our helmet is clearly pre war/wartime specification, confirmed by two metal clips mounted on the outer shell, above the receiver/Gosport tube cups, designed to take the French oxygen mask 'Ulmer 12'.

The helmet itself is made from am internal cork shell covered in chromed leather and has soft padded leather flaps to house Gosport tubes or radio receivers. Lacing within the crown of the helmet and to the rear facilitates size adjustment and press stud goggle straps are fitted at the rear of the helmet. The outer shell has a minor crease marks on top but otherwise the leather is in superb condition inside and out with no issues to report. The ear cup flaps when opened show roughly cut ear hole enlargements ;our French consultant advises this was a common period modification made by pilots or flight mechanics to upgrade the radio clarity coming from the receivers and proves the helmet has been issued and has seen service, which is also confirmed by the internal paper label which carries a handwritten 'H 18' as well as the initials to the crown R.H. who we assume to be an original owner.

A less pristine example has recently sold at auction for EU 688 (c. £588) Ours is rather more competitively priced and as close to a text book example of an increasingly rare flying helmet we do not anticipate will be with us for long!

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RAF Aircraft Engineering Tradesmans' Record of Training and Experience - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Aircraft Engineering Tradesmans' Record of Training and Experience

The cover is stamped RAF form 6859 and Revised March 1979. The personal details have been completed and is named to a G.A. Hendy who enlisted in July 1976. The page also carries a weak ink stamp that says 'Ships Library' and we believe 'HMS Daedalus' which was formed in 1917 as an RNAS base and subsequently home to both the RAF and the Fleet Air Arm. We have no idea how Hendy's career went but the complete book is a blank so we can only speculate his chosen trade did not progress as expected! In view of this the book could be reused for a variety of uses 36 years after it was first issued. Modestly priced!

Pages: 58
Cover: Hard
Author: Not Stated

RFC/RNAS Trench Art dated 1918-19 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC/RNAS Trench Art dated 1918-19 - a fine example of Trench art fashioned from the top section of an engine cylinder. On it is worked a fine Albatross and above 'Engine Repair Shops' and below 'France 1918-19' so would date it to the transition period when the RAF and RNAS amalgamated into the RAF. Cast into the underside is L.D.C.F.L although we have been unable to ID the engine it came from so if anyone can help please drop us a line and we will add to our description. Measures 4.5" diameter and 1" high (11 cm x 2.25 cm)
DH Mosquito Aircraft Parts - Click for the bigger picture SoldDH Mosquito Aircraft Parts - Another small selection of crash recovered aircraft parts from the collection we have just bought, this time from a De Havilland Mosquito. Like the other relics we are listing we don't have the specific details of the airframe they were recovered from but have been told they relate to a late WWII 'Mossie' circa 1944-45. The largest and most impressive item to the rear centre of our picture is described as a section of elevator torque tube. Whilst for sale as a relic item it appears to be in near perfect condition and could well be utilised in you have a static build in process. It is profusely stamped with the Mosquito part number J9891 1SS8 and DH 1165 as well as HHM with 53 below enclosed in a circle.

In addition we have various other Mosquito parts including a control rod from the rudder operating system stamped J98139, again in very good conserved condition. The other assorted parts have been described by the previous owner as ' an engine component mounting bracket, a coolant flexible joint sleeve, a damaged piece of rubber brake pipe tubing and a skin section'. This however carries stamping A 93928 -1 rather than the Mosquito '98' code and we speculate this may have been recovered from another aircraft but is included with this package.

We also have some larger Mosquito crash relics we will shortly be listing, obtained from the same collection.

Aircraft Port and Starboard Access Panels - Click for the bigger picture SoldAircraft Port and Starboard Access Panels - This pair are a complete mystery as we have no information as you're their origins or the airframe they came from. Their source was from the now defunct Torbay Aviation Museum and we speculate they may have been separated from the aircraft when the museum contents were auctioned by Sotheby's back in 1988.

The panels as shown are a mirror image of each other and we speculate they were port and starboard fuselage or wing access panels. The only clue we currently have is in cleaning them before photography today we noticed and manufacturers code G5 in a flattened circle which we believe represents the Gloster company. This is followed by 401 which is repeated with an ink stamp on the inside of one panel, which we are advised is a factory inspectors stamp. In addition one panel is stamped Y46888 8 whilst the other is marked Y46889 8 which we assume to be the part number. So if any armchair or other experts can add anything to our knowledge on these we would be glad to hear from you and will update our listing accordingly.

Each panel has a silver base with white overpainting with both originally having a vertical stripe down each. Inside is finished in drab olive and riveted reinforcing struts and rubbing blocks fitted. Each measures 30" x 14" and tapering down to 9.5" (77 cm x 36 cm tapering down to 24 cm.) We know Torbay owned Meteor T7 (WF877) and perhaps these panels came from her but we stand to be corrected!

Oxygen Regulator Type A-9A - Click for the bigger picture SoldOxygen Regulator Type A-9A - We believe this instrument to be a cockpit mounted oxygen regulator for use with the A-8B oxygen mask. It was purchased from a source in Australia and we were told they were fitted used in the P-40 Warhawk fighter of Flying Tigers fame as well as on the the B –17 Flying Fortress and the B-24. It appears In excellent issued condition condition and the data plate on reverse confirming it was made by Bendix of New Jersey against serial nos AC-41 109491. The dial of the instrument is 2 1/2" diameter (6 cm) and is dual metered indicating both "FLOW" and system "CYLINDER PRESSURES" with two independent needles.

DH Mosquito Merlin Engine Inner Exhaust Shroud - Click for the bigger picture SoldDH Mosquito Merlin Engine Inner Exhaust Shroud - Another sizeable and identifiable relic item from the iconic 'Wooden Wonder'. This was described by the previous owner as an inner exhaust shroud but like the other relic parts from the collection we have no information on the air frame it was recovered from. The 'Mossie' was powered by either a Merlin Mk 23 or Mk 25 engines and this part would have had the exhaust stubs projecting through it with the shroud abutting the engine nacelle. It is in good relic condition with signs of crash damage and some corrosion but it has been nicely conserved to display standard and is finished in silver paint. It measures 42" in length and the aperture is 7 1/2" wide (107 cm x 19 cm).

Spitfire ML417 Underside Panel - Click for the bigger picture SoldSpitfire ML417 Underside Panel - This item is from a small collection of aircraft relics we have just got in and are currently listing and includes airframe parts from a Hurricane, Mosquito, Airacobra, and Beaufighter. Sadly most do not have the details of the actual airframes or crash site they were recovered from but this piece is an exception.

It is labelled with a ticket indicating the panel was removed from the underside of a Mk IX Spitfire ML 417 and a quick search online indicates it was delivered to 443 squadron of the RCAF in spring of 1944 and is credited with destroying two BF109s', an FW190 damaged and a further 109 probably destroyed. She survived the war and in 1949 was rebuilt as a MK Tr9 and served with the Indian Air force. In 1972 she returned to the UK and was converted back to a Mk IX at Duxford, returning to the sky in 1984 and seems likely this damaged panel was removed at this time. She was last reported being operated by 'Planes of Fame' in the US.

The panel measures 15.75" x 12 1/2" (40 cm x 32 cm) and is finished in matt grey and clear indication of stress damage which would seem to be the reason for its removal and replacement. We are unable to ascertain where this panel was mounted on the air frame but we have no reason to doubt the story supplied with the piece. A good display size for a collection and a genuine Spitfire panel at an entry level price!

WAAF Other Ranks V Neck Pullover - Click for the bigger picture SoldWAAF Other Ranks V Neck Pullover - This garment came in with a selection of other WAAF uniform items and we have therefore assumed seeing it is finished in RAF blue this is another WAAF issue item. The inside collar is marked with 5090018 which we assume to be the original owners service number. Sewn into the hem is a makers label marked H & E Ltd and branded 'Puritex' regd;it is also broad arrow property mark. The date is mis-stamped but seems to have originated in the 1950's. This garment is very small and is marked size 1. The wool has the odd snag and hole so all in all not in the best condition but it could be darned and could still make a good display item. It is priced accordingly!
One Flight Too Many - Click for the bigger picture SoldOne Flight Too Many - One Flight Too Many I was delighted to received a copy of this excellent volume for Christmas and can recommend it as an excellent read. It covers the often forgotten art of Photographic Reconnaissance (PR) and is written by a former PR Spitfire pilot, Jimmy Taylor. It gives a very clear description of what he had to do, the aircraft and cameras he was given, how he planned and took his photographs, and how he navigated his way, alone and unarmed under constant observation by enemy radar, to his distant targets. This is also Jimmy Taylor's autobiography, so the reader has access to his frank contemporary diary of autumn 1944 and goes with him on his exciting sorties, including when he was chased by a then-unknown German jet, and his last one, when his engine blew up and forced him to parachute into a part of eastern Holland and led to his eventual capture with details of the heroic behaviour of the Dutch Resistance. Taylor's story is told with humour and modesty and makes for fascinating reading, and is enhanced with hundreds of photographs taken at the time, including some of his own sorties. This is a great book in every sense: it will enlighten readers who are curious about the work of the PR squadrons and will fascinate aviation enthusiasts of all ages myself included! We do not actually stock this volume but it can be purchased for £27.50 plus shipping from the distributor, YPD Books at www.ypdbooks.com or from your local bookseller. Pages: 756 Cover: Hard Author: Jimmy Taylor
USAAF Gunners Belt type A-3 - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF Gunners Belt type A-3 - .Made by Irving Air Chute Company and comes complete in its original issue box which is fully stamped up and the box shows a manufacturing date of March 6 1943 but is further dated dated 2-1-44 which is also stamped on the belt fabric. Inside other than minor rust to meal parts the belt is in near mint condition and even carries an inspection label saying 'serviceable when checked 25 April 1944'! These belts were fixed to the aircraft, normally in waist gunners position, to prevent air gunners being blown out of aircraft. The belt is made from cotton webbing reinforced with nylon thread and the metal parts are nonmagnetic heat treated steel. The belt was designed to be used by the gunner in a standing position and forms a loop running through the parachute harness and around a mounting point attached to the floor of the aircraft in front of the gunner. The British part number for this item is 106F/5. Extended the belt measures 66" (168 cm).

Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Flying Logbook - Click for the bigger picture SoldWing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Flying Logbook - From a limited edition of 2, 500 copies which were published in 1996 and is an exact facsimile of the original. This lavishly produced replica covers Stanford Tuck's RAF career from his basic training in 1935 in an Avro Tutor to his final sortie in a Canberra in 1954. The section covering the Battle of Britain in superb and recorded in the matter of fact manner of the day. Tuck's final wartime Op on 28th January, 1942 reads "Rhubarb Patrol. Prisoner of War." When he went "in the bag", he had achieved 29 victories and had he continued on operations, could well have become Britain's top scoring ace. As close as it comes to owning the real thing! Complete with numbered limited edition certificate.
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Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Log Book - Click for the bigger picture SoldWing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Log Book

From a limited edition of 2, 500 copies which were published in 1996 and is an exact facsimile of the original. This lavishly produced replica covers Stanford Tuck's RAF career from his basic training in 1935 in an Avro Tutor to his final sortie in a Canberra in 1954. The section covering the Battle of Britain is superb and recorded in the matter of fact manner of the day. Tuck's final wartime Op on 28th January, 1942 reads "Rhubarb Patrol. Prisoner of War." When he went "in the bag", he had achieved 29 victories and had he continued on operations, could well have become Britain's top scoring ace. As close as it comes to owning the real thing! Complete with numbered limited edition certificate. In excellent condition.

Pages: 432
Cover: Hard
Author: Robert Stanford Tuck

Irvin Air Chute Parachute Bag - Click for the bigger picture SoldIrvin Air Chute Parachute Bag - Of standard pattern and design and whilst not dated is likely to be of WWII vintage. The zip pulls are protected by a snap fastening flap that is overprinted 'Mfg. BY IRVIN AIR CHUTE LTD, FORT ERIE, ONTARIO. Manufactured in heavy canvas with twin webbing handles and original zip fasteners marked 'DOT', both in good working order. The canvas fabric retains good colour but has some stains/soiling commensurate with service use. The Irving Air Chute Company was formed by Leslie Irvin in Buffalo, New York, the world's first parachute designer and manufacturer of parachutes in 1919. The Canadian branch was established in 1925. The bag is empty but has been stuffed for photographic purposes only and measures 17"x 16" x 13" (43 cm x 41 cm x 33 cm)

NSFK Sponsoring Members Vehicle Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldNSFK Sponsoring Members Vehicle Pennant - The Treaty of Versailles prevented Germany from having an actual Air Force, therefore all aeronautical training was undertaken under the guise of the DLV (Deutscher Luftsport-Verband), formed in 1933 and the NSFK (National Socialist Flying Corp) took over from the DLV in 1937. The NSFK was run on strict paramilitary lines, with most students members of the Hitler Youth. They were taught the basics of aviation via model aircraft and were able to take flights in gliders from the age of 14 with progression to powered flight that led to the start of formal Luftwaffe training. Thus Germany circumvented the constraints of Versailles and had a meaningful trained air force by 1939. The NSFK continued to exist after the Luftwaffe was founded, but to a much smaller degree and mainly performed air defence duties such as a reserve anti-aircraft service. All NSFK related equipment is now very scarce. This fine original example features a woven image of Icarus, the mythological god who flew too close to the sun with wax wings. The figure is highly detailed and in each hand he is holding handles which are attached to his outstretched wings with the letters "NSFK" above and a swastika below, with oak leaves and the letter F to the bottom rim. This signifies a "Förderer" or 'Sponsor', indicating that this was given to German nationals who made a monthly contribution to the NSFK. The original cord is still in place with a slightly rusty metal spring clip to the top and loop fastening to bottom. The end of the pennant is reinforced with multiple rows of stitching. The side as pictured here is in near perfect display condition with just one minor rust stain. The reverse side carries a woven fabric manufacturers label named to Fahnenrichter 1869 Köln. Research indicated this company was established in 1869 and is a family firm now in its 6th generation and still in business and operating from Köln today. The reverse side also features the same Icarus based imagery. The fabric is not in quite such good shape with two minor areas of damage, possibly caused by moth. Despite this an excellent and scarce example in great display condition. In a market now sadly filled with fake items we can absolutely guarantee this item, which came from an defunct museum display and is the real deal with a full money back guarantee to authenticity. It measures 14.5" x 8.5" (17 cm x 22 cm)
Mk III Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldMk III Flying Goggles - Like the RAF Mk IIIA's goggles we have just listed this set is about as good as they come! This example is RCAF issue and the back strap is clearly stamped with stores Ref. 22/397. Interestingly the strap is also stamped 22C/13 C.C.B. The Mk III pattern was introduced into RAF service in 1935 against stores reference nos 22C/69 and featured curved Perspex lenses, black painted brass frames and wide leather face pads intended to protect the wearer in an open cockpit which was the norm in the 1930's. Despite the pre war design many saw service into the Battle of Britain and beyond. The RCAF model was manufactured to an identical to the Air Ministry issue pattern but it clearly continued to be issued long after it was declared obsolete by the Air Ministry as confirmed by the 1942 manufacturing date on this set.

The frame retains almost all of the original paint finish with only minor rubbing. All of the frame screws are original and both frame 'stops' are in place. The ventilation holes above the stops were designed to prevent condensation forming on the inside of the lenses. The leather surrounds are in exceptional condition with no damage or repairs and retain suppleness. The lenses have light marking commensurate with age and service use but again are in exceptional condition. On the reverse side the leather and velvet face pads are in near mint condition and this set remains quite soft without the usual hardening of the interior padding. The leather nose cover is equally soft. The back strap is near perfect and the canvas spring covers and the springs themselves are in top condition, more or less as they left the factory 74 years ago! The brown leather back strap is fully stamped as already described with the friction buckle in good working order and the curled strap end remaining and not cut like so many we see.

Like the RAF Mk IIIA goggles which we have also just listed this set definitely match the collectors maxim 'Buy the best you can afford'. Don't however just take our word for it and if you have possible interest please drop us a mail and requested detailed pictures which will prove the point. These iconic goggles will display perfectly with an RAF or RCAF B type flying helmet and we do not anticipate that they will be with us for long.

RAAF Turnerchute Parachute Bag - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAAF Turnerchute Parachute Bag - WWII period Australian made parachute bag by 'Turnerchute'. Turner Parachute Pty Ltd was established in 1940 in Sydney. Its principle founders were Ben Turner, an experienced parachutist and rigger who had been brought out from England by Light Aircraft Pty Ltd, another Sydney company making parachutes which had been established a few years earlier; and George Brereton Sadlier, a successful sheep grazier who became company chairman. Plant was installed in May 1940 in a large, 18,000 square feet three storey building in which all the necessary processes - from cutting, stitching silk and heavy webbing to inspection and storage - were located. The firm successfully contracted to the Australian Government for the supply of a wide range of military parachutes including personnel parachutes, flare parachutes, supply parachutes, towing targets, safety belts, windsock indicators and associated equipment.

This bag differs from the standard RAF issue version of the period in that it is secured by lift the dot as opposed to zip fasteners. These are stamped 'Carr Australia.' The fabric is generally in good issued condition with strong carry handles. Interestingly on one end stencilled in red it is marked '94' and below '12 Sqd'. No. 12 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force general purpose, bomber and transport squadron formed in 1939 and saw combat in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II. From 1941 to 1943, it mainly conducted maritime patrols off northern Australia. The squadron was based at Merauke in western New Guinea from November 1943 to July 1944, when it was withdrawn from operations. After being re-equipped, it operated as a heavy bomber unit from February 1945 until the end of the war. The bag is empty but packed for display measures 16"x 18"x 13" (41 cm x 46 cm x 33 cm)

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