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RAF Officer Side Cap & Badge
WW2, RAF Officer Side Cap with a brass Eagle & Kings Crown badge plus brass buttons.
The cap looks to be in a very good 'unissued' condition, with only a couple of small moth nips.
Makers stamp inside and dated 1942.
Large size = 7 3/8 (60 cm).
Code: 50786Price: 55.00 GBP
RAF C-Type Flying Helmet
A Fully Wired, RAF C-Type Leather Flying Helmet.
Air Ministry Ref. No. 22C/879 (stamped on the side) size 3.
The outer leather is very good and supple, and without any damage.
All the straps and press studs are complete and working.
The elastic chin strap, although a little 'tired' is in good order.
Inside the chamois leather liner is in a good condition.
It is without any damage but it has some staining due to being used (see photo).
The electrics consist of a tan coloured Internal wiring loom and an early 'brown' Jack plug, both in good condition.
A pair of type 32 earphone receivers are housed in the helmet's excellent black rubber ear cups.
Code: 50785Price: 275.00 GBP
RAF Fighter Pilots K-Type Dinghy Pack
A WW2, RAF K-Type Dinghy Pack.
This type is for the Pilot Seat Type Parachute Harness.
It would fix to the harness in place of the usual seat cushion.
Air Ministry Ref No. 27C/1899, type A, Mk 2 (early type).
The pack held the K-Type, single man Dinghy and Emergency supplies.
This pack has the parachute harness attachment press studs, as well as the pack cover press studs all in a good working order.
The Mae West attachment clip and lanyard are present.
The pack is in a good condition with some storage soiling and slight fading to the top instruction label.
It is empty of any contents.
RAF Beadon Flying Suit
RAF Beadon Lightweight Flying Suit.
The Beadon Suit is a lightweight blue-grey gabardine flight suit introduced by the RAF towards the end of the Second World War.
This suit was designed with a number of pockets to hold various pieces of survival equipment.
Air Ministry Stores Ref No. 22C/1049, size 3.
As a rough guide the following list gives an idea of the survival kit contained within the flying suit pockets -
Large Back (inside) pocket = Hat, Socks, Gloves, Flags, Water container.
Right Chest = plastic Survival Kit.
Left chest = Survival Tins No.5.
Right Armpit = Field Dressing.
Left Armpit = Medical Pack.
Right Thigh = Two Flying Ration Tins (emergency).
Left Thigh = Medical Survival Pack.
Right Leg = Waterproof Torch, Matches.
Left Leg = Machete, Knife.
The suit is named to F/Lt Bell, who was a wireless operator and his wartime padded 'S' brevet is stitched to the suit.
F/Lt rank tapes are on the epaulettes.
All the pocket flaps have brass 'Newey' press studs which are working, and the zip pullers are War Dept Arrow marked.
The zips are all in a good working condition.
The suit grey gabardine fabric is in a very good condition and only has a few wear spots on the rear of the left sleeve (see photo).
The woollen collar is in a good condition.
A very good 'used' Beadon flying suit, which are becoming increasingly harder to find.
RAF Pilots Silk Inner Gloves
RAF Silk Flying Gloves.
Cream Silk gloves made to be worn under the leather flying gloves for extra warmth.
This pair have the War Department Arrow and maker's stamp plus the size, 8.
Both gloves are in very good 'issued' condition, lightly worn (one has a tiny hole, see photo).
RAF Pilots Flying Manual A.P.
A large RAF Pilots Flying Manual, Air Publication 129.
The Official marked 'Restricted' Air Ministry Manual, is size 10 x 8" and 1 1/4" thick.
It contains informative sections on Airframes, Engines, Instruments, Radio, Glider & Target towing, Air Sea Rescue, and an interesting section on Flying Clothing.
Black & white photographs as well as colour pull outs, and b/w drawings illustrate the manual throughout.
Printed post war it still shows wartime period flying kit and equipment plus aircraft.
In a good 'issued' condition, with some wear & tear.
Bone Dome Flying Helmet
A Korean War Era, USN H3 'Bone Dome'.
Consists of Flying Helmet, Inner Cloth Helmet, Earphone receivers and wiring Loom/jack Plug, Goggles.
The Large size helmet outer shell is in very good 'original' condition with the majority of it's paintwork still intact as is the front winged decal.
Inside is complete with straps and bump pads and there is a makers paper shield label - Bassons Industries Corporation, New York.
The rubber protective edging strip is a little cracked in places and there is the odd mark to the outer shell finish.
The removable Large size green cloth Inner Helmet is in excellent condition with a nice maker's label.
It is complete with leather chin strap, rubber ear cups and earphone receivers with wiring loom/plug.
A pair of non period goggles is added to finish the set.
A great display item.
RAF Mk IV Flying Goggles Sun Flip Shield
A Mk IV Goggle Sun Visor Flip Shield.
This rare original sun shield has unfortunately had the top corner broken and with it the spring loaded barrel are missing.
Last two 'example photos' show it next to a complete one.
Good for use as spares or to repair.
WW2 Tank Regiment Black Beret
A Genuine WW2 dated, British Army Tank and Armoured Corps black woollen beret.
Made by 'Beret Industries Ltd'.
War Dept. arrow stamp and dated 1944 on the black cotton liner.
Acceptance letter stamp 'M' for 1944.
A good Large size, 7 ½".
In a very good 'used' condition, with no visible moth damage (leather sweatband is a little worn).
Genuine wartime berets, especially in a large size, are becoming harder to find and this one is an excellent example.
Code: 50778Price: 120.00 GBP
RAF Dinghy First Aid Tin
RAF Aircraft Dinghy First Aid Outfit Tin.
This Air Ministry marked metal tin was found as part of the equipment issued with the Lancaster type survival dinghy.
This 7 x 6 x 3" tin is now empty of its contents.
Found on the underneath is the makers stamp - Agger & Daniels Ltd. London.
It also has G.R. VI and Kings Crown with a 1943 date.
In a good condition with some paint loss mainly to the underneath.
Code: 50776Price: 40.00 GBP
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