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These are some of the SOLD items that have been listed on our website

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Luftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket - for Flight Over Water. Grey/Blue leather with Shearling lining and fur collar. The waist band has been replaced and the cuffs have leather repairs. Chest size 42" (107 cm).
Luftwaffe Master Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Master Compass - Model PFK-m with data plate marked FL23331. These compasses were used to drive a smaller gyrocompass in the cockpit and were fitted to aircraft such as the FW190, ME109 and ME262. In original paint and overall excellent condition.
RAF 'Irvin' Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 'Irvin' Flying Jacket - While we do not normally offer replica items, this jacket is an exception. Made by Eastman Leather Clothing, it is as close as you can get to an original without owning the real thing! Ideal for vintage flyers, classic car owners or re-enactors. This jacket has clearly never been on "Ops" and is in near mint condition. Complete in every detail, with replica lightning zips, leather pulls, chain hanger, woven issue label and even the elastic strap behind the collar. Why risk damaging your original Irvin when you can purchase this one for every day wear at a significant discount.
Model of a P-38 Lightning - Click for the bigger picture SoldModel of a P-38 Lightning - mounted on an ashtray base in the shape of Australia. Engraved on wing "Australia 1947 South Pacific". Issued to commemorate the end of the war in the Pacific. Chrome on brass.
Flying Gauntlets - Click for the bigger picture SoldFlying Gauntlets - RAF, WWII, 1933 pattern, 22C/264-273. These gloves have been mismatched, but good for mannequin display.
RAF Mk IIIA Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk IIIA Flying Goggles - A classic example of the Battle of Britain issue pattern. Stores ref. no. 22C/62 with clear AM and King's Crown stamping to the backstrap. Very minor scratching to the perspex lenses which are fitted in brass frames. The velvet face padding in very clean conditon and the backstrap springs are fully functional. Rarely found in this condition.
Button Bar - Click for the bigger picture SoldButton Bar - As issued to RAF airmen to protect uniform from cleaning fluid when polishing brass buttons. Nicely stamped with King's Crown, AM and dated 1940. 17 cm.
Luftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket for flight over land - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket for flight over land - Manufactured in blue grey cloth with brown fur lining and collar. All original zips (Trix and Zipp)in working order with fitted map pocket to chest and leather oxygen mask attachment point. The jacket features a manufacturer's woven label. Excellent original example with normal surface wear but some moulting to the fur lining. Unusually this jacket is in a wearable size. Chest 109 cm.
Fleet Air Arm 'C' Type Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldFleet Air Arm 'C' Type Helmet - in good issued condition. Fitted with receivers and an unusual wiring loom. Very clean inside and out - an attractive naval flying helmet in good order.
RCAF Memorabilia Grouping - Click for the bigger picture SoldRCAF Memorabilia Grouping - named to Sgt Mark Lupton of 410 Squadron RCAF who was posted "Killed in Action" 23rd January 1943 - Sgt Lupton was flying as the Navigator in a Mosquito. The grouping centres on his superb AM Watch Ref 6E/287, engraved with his name and service number. Also included is a large selection of related ephemera.
Number 11 Squadron Beaker - Click for the bigger picture SoldNumber 11 Squadron Beaker - Constructed of polished wood with brass interior. Finely carved to the front with an RAF plaque and named to Number 11 Fighter Bomber Squadron. It would originally have been a tankard but the handle has been removed. This does not detract from this item which is probably theatre made. Would make a great pen holder for the RAF collector.
Trench Art Paper Knife - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Paper Knife - A fine example of an aircraft fitter's skills crafted entirely from aircraft components when the maker was not involved with more pressing activities! The handle utilises brass inset with aircraft grommets and washers and a unique touch is a rotating propeller hand guard. Probably dating from 1930's. 25 cm.
Luftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket for flight over water - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe WWII Flying Jacket for flight over water - Manufactured in blue nubuck leather with fleece lining and brown fur collar. Original WIC zips in good working order. Map pocket to chest and fabric waist band which is showing some wear. Manufacturer's label, although this has long since faded and is unreadable. Woven Luftwaffe insignia to chest. This jacket has one small repair patch above the slash pocket but overall in exceptional condition. It was recently loaned to a TV company for a starring role in a WWII drama. A good size with chest measurement 110 cm.
Spirit Measure from RAF Wyton - Click for the bigger picture SoldSpirit Measure from RAF Wyton - A copper half gill spirit measure stamped Trafalgar 1805 and below engraved "Traf Night RAF Wyton '93". RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire was a RFC field in WWI and in the Second World War was home to the Pathfinders. Post war, Wyton was a V Bomber base with provision for nuclear weapons. We assume this measure was presented as a trophy. 5 cm.
229 Operational Conversion Unit Sign - Click for the bigger picture Sold229 Operational Conversion Unit Sign - An RAF plaque hand painted by R.I. Anderson on a wood board depicting the crest of 229 O.C.U. which was formed in December 1950 at RAF Leuchars in Scotland. Showing some age wear but a lovely period patina. 44 cm diameter.
WWII German Military Life Vest - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII German Military Life Vest - This type of jacket was issued by the Kriegsmarine, but they were also used by the Luftwaffe, both with the "Seenothilfe" (Search and Rescue Units) and by operational aircrew. An identical jacket has been excavated on the wreck of a Battle of Britain Bomber, to prove the point! Ours is in very good original condition - there is a fitted gas inflation bottle - all straps and buckles are in place, with no perishing to the fabric.
Hygrometer by Negretti & Zambra - Click for the bigger picture SoldHygrometer by Negretti & Zambra - of London. This instrument was used by the RAF to ensure that the relative percentage humidity in aircraft cockpits was kept within agreed tolerances. Excellent condition.
Parachute Silk Petticoat - Click for the bigger picture SoldParachute Silk Petticoat - Now for something completely different! We bought this from a lady who discovered it in a box of wartime clothing in her loft. She told us it was made by her mother during WWII utilising silk obtained from an airman's parachute and finished with period net edging around the hem. Definitely home made and a unique reminder from those dark days of "make do and mend". If only it could talk, I'm sure it would have an interesting story to tell.
Luftwaffe WWII Electrically Heated Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe WWII Electrically Heated Flying Boots - These are identical to the standard issue boot, but with snaps for connecting to 24 volt electrically wired flight clothing. Original "Zipp" zip fastenings fitted in good working order, although one puller is detached. Leather uppers in excellent condition with a small repair section to the inside leg. Original soles which again have been professionally repaired. The fur lining inside the boots is in excellent order and all adjustment straps are in place. A rare example for wear or display. UK size 9, American 9 1/2, Continental 44.
WWII RAF issue Fly Button Escape Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII RAF issue Fly Button Escape Compass - These were sewn into the battle dress trousers and designed to be cut off in an emergency. The two halves convert to form a basic escape compass.
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