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Original 1944 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage Cap - Size 7 1/4
An original 1944 dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Forage cap in nice condition and a larger wearable size.
These caps came into issue with the RAF shortly before the Second World War and were worn by all airman of the rank of Flight Sergeant and below. It is now an iconic piece of wartime RAF clothing synonymous with both Sergeant Aircrew and ground crew alike.
This particular example is typical of wartime manufacture. It features a brass Kings crown cap badge and two brass Kings crown RAF buttons to the front.
Inside the cap still retains its original markers stamp which state the year of manufacture as 1944 and the size as 7 1/4. The War Department broad arrow is still in evidence and the makers name 'A & J Gelfer, Glasgow' is also visible.
The condition of the cap is very nice as can be seen in the photographs. Whilst the cap has been worn it hasn't seen heavy use and still displays very well indeed.
Overall a nice wartime example of an RAF OA side cap in a harder to find large size.
Original 1945 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Tunic - Size 14
An original 1945 dated RAF Ordinary Airmanís four pocket tunic complete with its original insignia.
This original tunic was the standard pattern worn by all men in the RAF under the rank of sergeant throughout the Second World War. It features a complete set of original brass Kings crown buttons but is sadly missing its waist belt. It also has a matched pair of wartime printed eagle badges to the top of each sleeve.
Inside the jacket the original label is still present and bares the 1945 date and War Department broad arrow marking. Above this is the manufacture name 'B. Bloom Ltd. The jacket is labelled as a large size 14 which will fit up to a 40" chest, 36" waist and 6' tall.
There is also a faint War Department ink stamp to the lining which is surmounted by the letter 'Z' which is the correct letter code for 1945.
The overall condition of the tunic is good but there are some areas of moth damage which I have included photographs of. This damage could easily be repaired and has been reflected in the price.
All in all a nice original wartime tunic in a large harder to find size.
Code: 50788Price: 90.00 GBP
Original 1941 Dated RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat
An original RAF Ordinary Airman's Greatcoat clearly dated 1941 and in nice condition.
This pattern of greatcoat came into use with the RAF during the 1930s and saw use throughout the Second World War before being replaced by the 'New Pattern' greatcoat in the immediate post-war years.
This greatcoat features the correct number of brass Kings crown RAF buttons and a matched set of wartime semi-embroidered RAF albatross badges are sewn to the top of each sleeve.
The coat also features the white blanket lining often associated with early production RAF greatcoats.
Inside the coat the original label is still present and clearly legible. It features the 1941 contract number below which is a purple issue stamp which reads 'Aug 1941'.The size is also on the label which is No.9 which will fit someone of around 6' tall and a 36-38 chest.
The overall condition of the coat is good and it displays well. The original owners name and number have been written inside the coat.
Altogether a nice original early Second World War period RAF OA greatcoat with original insignia.
Code: 50787Price: 110.00 GBP
Original Early RAF Bullion Pilots Wing
An amazing original early Royal Air Force bullion pilots wing in great condition.
This beautiful wing is a nice early shape typical of early RAF examples. The backing is also typical of the period.
All in all a lovely early RAF wing which would compliment any badge collection!
Free UK Postage.
Code: 50784Price: 120.00 GBP
Royal Flying Corps Brass Pilots Wing
A lovely brass Royal Flying Corps brass Pilots wing as worn in the early stages of the Great War on the tunic.
Two blades to the reverse and good overall condition.
Free UK Postage
Code: 50785Price: 85.00 GBP
Original Silver RAF AIr Gunner Winged Bullet Badge
An original WW2 RAF Air Gunner trader badge in Silver rather tha. The more commonly found brass examples.
To lugs to the rear and general good overall condition.
A nice orignal badge that would compliment any RAF badge collection!
Free UK Postage.
Code: 50786Price: 65.00 GBP
Scarce Early British Army Mountaineer Gloves
An extremely scarce pair of early British Army Mountaineers gloves as issued with the mountaineers padded coat.
The outer shell of the gloves is made from denim whilst the inside is liner with what appears to be alpaca or similar. The cuffs of the gloves are wool and feature an interesting fleck pattern. There is a re-enforced section around the thumb which is designed to reduce wear in an area which would be in contact with ropes more than others.
The condition of the gloves is fantastic and they don't appear to have had an real use. They may well be un-issued.
All in all a very rare pair of early special forces gloves which are a must have for anyone who collects in this field!
Early WW2 Royal Army Service Corps Officers Service Dress Cap
An early example of a British Army Officers Service Dress Peaked Cap with bronzed OSD cap badge to the Royal Army Service Corps.
This cap is a nice early stiff shape and features the green under-peak often associated with early manufactured caps. It also has officers quality buttons which hold on a nice chestnut brown chinstrap.
Inside the cap features its original size label which is typical of the 1930s and 40s in its shape and design etc. It reads 7 1/8 making this a good wearable size cap.
The cap features a deep leather sweatband to the interior which is another good sign for it being an early cap. Earlier British headwear almost always has a deep headband such as this example with smaller headbands coming in as an austerity measure during the war. These smaller bands were continued after the war.
The cap is in average condition for its age and has some marks to the edge of the peak as well as some spotting to the top of the peak. There are other various small marks to the top of the hat but all of this can be seen in the photographs.
All in all a nice early hat with a typical early shape and in a good wearable size.
Original 1953 Dated British Army Denim Battledress Blouse
A original 1953 Dated British Army Denim Battledress Blouse by 'W. A. Phelps (London) Ltd.
This pattern of Battledress blouse came into issue with the British Army during the Second World with this example being identical to mid-later war manufactured examples. It features of complete set of revolving shank buttons which are held in place with original brass rings. It also has an original chromium plated waist buckle which is again removable and the same as WW2 pattern.
Inside the jacket retains its original manufactures label which states the size as size No. 7 which will fit someone of around 5' 9", 36-38" chest and a 32-34" waist. There is also a War Department ink stamp inside the jacket which bares the broad arrow and is surmounted by the letter 'L' which is correct for the year of manufacture.
The overall condition of the jacket is very good as can be seen in the pictures. It does not appear to have seen much use and displays nicely. The only flaw I can find is a small hole where a corporals stripe has been removed so I have included a picture of this.
All in all a nice wartime pattern Battledress blouse in nice condition.
Code: 50780Price: 55.00 GBP
1955 Dated British Army Other Ranks Shirt - Large Size
An original post-WW2 British Army Other Ranks shirt by 'Faulat' of Belfast.
The shirt is similar to the pattern introduced by the British Army in late 1944 making it a good substitute for a mannequin or re-enactment. It features a spearpoint collar typical of the period and two breast pockets.
The shirt is made from the same khaki wool as earlier examples and retains its original manufactures label inside the neck which bares the War Department broad arrow stamp as well as the 1955 date and size.
The shirt is a large size 6 and measures at over 23" across the chest when laid flat and has a 19" inside arm. Original period shirts in this large size are hard to find today!
The overall condition is good and the shirt doesn't show any real signs of wear. There is a lack of consistency to the colour of the top and bottom halves of the shirt as can be seen in the first picture but this doesn't detract from the shirt when worn or displayed,
All in all a nice large size British Army shirt ideal for a mannequin or a re-enactor.
Code: 50782Price: 40.00 GBP
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