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US Army Airforce Bubble Sextant (pg1 Pilot)

Here is a really nice example of the USAAF bubble sextant used by bomber crews to navigate using the stars. It comes in its original box with its accessories. It has age related wear and tear but appears complete in good original condition.

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£295

£275

WWII Moss Bros RAF Officers uniform (pg1 Pilot)

This is genuine 100% original WWII Flight Lieutenant RAF Officers uniform in good original condition.

 Made by Moss Bross  with bellow pockets, original buckle button fly and K/C buttons. Please note picture left is just for reference and this uniform does not include the cap just trousers and jacket as shown..

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K Type Dingy (pg1 Pilot)

The K Type dinghy was a single person type and was 1st introduced on New Years Day 1942. There were 2 versions, 1 in rubberised cotton and the other (the KS Type) in rubberised silk, which folded up better than the cotton type.

 First issues were basic, but a year after a mast & sail were included in the pack, while some models also had a foul weather cover which was attached at each end and rolled towards the middle, the upper end having a Hood for the occupant.

 Later oars, sea anchors etc were included. As for the way they were carried, there were several different types of Packs available for the K Type, the C Type pack having clips which attached it to D-Rings which were found on the hips of the Chest type Harness, allowing the pack to form a cushion.

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This example is in pretty good condition with the rubber still soft and supple.

 When inflated the dinghy does hold air once the Co2 inflation bottle connector is bunged. There is no Co2 bottle fitted to this dinghy. It does however come with a set of original bellows.

The dinghy is marked on the exterior with instructions in different languages.

The spray capes are in overall good condition but the lower cape does have a few splits in it. 

The hood Cape is in better condition with no issues. The only other bit of damage is one of the thwart pockets is missing, however this could be replaced. Overall a nice dinghy in great condition, very hard to find these days in such good displayable condition. Ideal for a downed airman display.

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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Original Irvin Flying trousers (pg1 Pilot)

Here is a really nice pair of flying trousers worn by all RAF Wartime Pilots and aircrew in excellent condition.

The leather is good and they have their original Air Ministry marked zips which work faultlessly.

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  £595

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Lamp Chart board 24 volt 5G/1551 (pg1 Pilot)

Here we have a new old stock lamp chart board in its original box . Complete and in good original condition. Used by navigators in heavy bombers this one is 24 volt as it should be as all the larger aircraft like the Lancaster have a 24 volt system.

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£295

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Wind and navigation calculator MK II (pg1 Pilot)

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A vital piece of equipment for the navigation , it has only been opened for pictures and comes complete with its original leather case.

 

 

 

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Gas Mask Medium(pg1 Pilot)

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Here is a Wartime gas Mask new old stock complete in its original box.

 

£55

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RAF Escape Axe (pg1 Pilot)

A vital piece of equipment for crews of Bombers and larger aircraft an escape Axe it does what it says and is used as a tool to escape from damaged aircraft in nice original condition.

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WWI US Officer cap (pg1 Pilot)

 

The cap is a WW1, US Officer - Garrison or Visor Cap. Issued to a member of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). It has an Officer cap badge.
Named to a Captain H.L. Arza ? (unsure as to the correct surname) looks to be his service number  under? Amazing to think this was worn over 100 years ago during WWI it should be possible to find out his service record with some dedicated research.

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£295

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2AF Navigator/Bomb aimers brief case log book collection D-Day (pg1 Pilot)

This is superb collection it is a brief case of Sgt J Mills who was South African service number 1605042 who qualified on the 19-5-1944 as a navigator and bomb aimer.

The log book entries start on the 21-1-44 with his training mostly on Anson's.

There follow flights recorded to Heidelberg Germany.  These start on the 16-6-1944 just eleven days after D Day .

On March 29, 1945, German troops left the city after destroying three arches of the old bridge, Heidelberg's treasured river crossing. They also destroyed the more modern bridge downstream. The U.S. Army (63rd Infantry, 7th Army) entered the town on March 30, 1945. The civilian population surrendered without resistance

It appears he was operating as a spotter mapping the lines and progress of the invasion lots of entries of patrolling radius of action. A pre war 1937 German road map has been used for recording the positions, there is a picture of this map on this page.

The last entry is the 21-2-1945 some seven months before the end of the War.

In addition there are photos and personal items and also some wartime maps and his wallet which contained a French money voucher. I have taken sample pictures of everything included, altogether a great collection and record of a serving aircrew during the early days of the invasion. There is a great deal of further research possible mapping out his operations.

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£850

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USAAF Gunners gloves(pg1 Pilot)

Here is a pair of  gloves as used by the USAAF gunners during WWII in Bombers like the B 17 etc. In nice original condition they have some minor marks from use but otherwise supple and perfectly usable. please enlarge the pictures to asses. 

Seen under a B17 Waist Gunner .

£140

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1940's Goldpfeil Men's Grooming Set(pg1 Pilot)

Here we have a Men's Grooming Kit Manufactured in Germany by Goldpfeil

It Consists of a Tartan fabric-lined case, containing a complete 10-peice grooming set

The Lids to the containers appear to be chromium-plated.

All Contents are in a very good overall condition, with signs of wear and tear commensurate with age. the engine turned razor (no blade) can be dismantled. All items are intact.

The Container for the bristle shaving brush is partially cracked on one side but is not split.

The Lower section of the case has a waterproof lining.

The Set would make a nice addition to any collection.

£70

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RAF Pilots Sutton harness  (pg1 pilot)

  • Here is a really set of harness used by Pilots in Spitfires , Lancasters and practically every other RAF Wartime aircraft.
  • The main strap looks like new and is most likely post war although it is the correct pattern should be suitable for use subject to the required checks.
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  • Seen in situ under in a Spitfire Cockpit.
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    C Type Flying Helmet (pg1 pilot)

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  • Here is a C Type flying helmet No 3 size 7 1/8 to 7 8/8 nos 23169
  • Please note it does not contain the headphones.
  • The leather is in good overall condition it has been used.
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    International buyers are Responsible for making sure that this can be imported to your destination country.

    WW2 RAF Dinghy Survival Knife  (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here we have a dingy survival tool carried in the survival kit or flying overalls by aircrew of the RAF and FAA.

    It has a rounded end to prevent damage to a dingy with the blade on the inside. The Knife is very sharp and will still cut

    It was used primarily to cut parachute lines after bailing out and this is what you reached for if you were having difficulty getting out of your parachute in the water .

    It is has it's original high visibility paint . It has a wooden handle that would float if dropped in the water.

    It Carries the Reference Number 27C/2125 Made by Joseph Rogers and Sons Sheffield Cutlers to His Majesty and carries the A/M Kings crown.

    I have two of these available pretty much identical in condition please click on the pictures left to enlarge them..

    Knife 2

    £85

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    RAF throat microphone (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here is an RAF throat microphone. I cannot seem to find out much about this piece but it does have a standard wartime plug used on the C type helmet wiring looms so assuming it must be RAF.

    £125

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    Shown under the Bristol Beaufort

    K Type Dingy parachute pack named to 22 Sqd  (pg1 Pilot)

    An original World War II RAF K Type one man dinghy pack, TYPE A MARK 3.  

    These packs are intended to be used by fighter pilots who wear the seat type parachute and replace the normal parachute seat cushion.

      It is stencilled 22 SQUADRON  It has its multi language instruction panel sewn to the front and the main press studs that hold the front to the back have been replaced using original new old stock World War II press studs.  

    The pack  has the small part of the quick release clip that fits to the 41 pattern life jacket and it has the external pocket for the high altitude bail out bottle.  With its various stencilling and general busy appearance and the fact that it doubles up as a seat cushion this is a very nice display piece. You are buying just the pack, there is no dinghy.   

    This has clearly seen action and is in used condition. All the pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them so please see the pictures for condition.

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    22 Squadron has an illustrious History from 1915 to the present day its finest hour was probably during WWII, the Squadron made many attacks on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Brest. During one of these, on 6 April 1941. Flying Officer Kenneth Campbell and his crew made a daring and courageous penetration of the formidable defences and hit the Gneisenau with a torpedo just before being shot to pieces. The Gneisenau was out of action for nine months and Flying Officer Campbell was awarded the VC, posthumously. Throughout 1941 the Squadron was on the attack constantly and when the year ended it had sunk over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping.

    Drawing of F/O. Campbell VC attack on the Gneisenau by unknown artist 1943.

    Read the full history of 22 Squadron Link here

    Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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    Supermarine Seafire / Spitfire Armour Plate (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here we have a piece of Armour Plate as Used on the  Supermarine Seafire

    This has the  Supermarine Part Number 37727. This shows that is was used on the Mk. XV Seafire Onwards

    377 = Seafire XV

    27 = Main Fuselage / Hull

    Supermarine Seafire XV

     

    £375

    We have 2 of these available

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    Suede Flying Boots (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here is a really nice pair of suede  and sheep skinned lined flying boots. In good overall condition see the pictures which all enlarge for condition.

    Both zips work perfectly and the straps are intact.

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    £275

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    Suede Flying Boots 2 (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here is a really nice pair of suede  and sheep skinned lined flying boots.

     In good overall condition see the pictures which all enlarge for condition.

    Both zips work perfectly and the straps are intact.

    These are Size 11 and are Air Ministry Marked

    £275

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    D Type Flying Gloves (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here is a really nice pair of D Type Flying Gloves

     In good overall condition

    Fur Lined and Made of Leather

    These have No Labels so I Cannot tell if they are Original But they Certainly has Signs of Age and Usage

    £145

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    Battle of Britain MG15 Gunners Tool Kit Case (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here is a  case for maintenance tools of the MG15 Machine Gun. It is made of brown leather and is Stamped with FL46475, 40, K&S and two other stamps. It is dated 1940 it would have probably been used during the Battle of Britain.

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    I Would have been attached to the aircraft fuselage next to the turret of such aircraft as the the Heinkel 111 and  the JU87 "Stuka"

    £195

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    £275

    1938 Dated Luftwaffe M35 Map/Dispatch Case (pg1Pilot Equipment)

    Here we have a Brown  Pebbled Leather M35 Map/Dispatch Case

    This is Dated 1938 and has the L.B.A (S) Mark that shows it is from the Luftwaffe Stuttgart Depot

    It has a makers stamp although I cannot make this out

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    Map/dispatch cases were issued on a limited basis to specifically designated personnel such as unit commanders, messengers, and observers. The M35 map/dispatch case was based on the Weimar era, Reichsheer pattern map/dispatch case with minor variations. The M35 map/dispatch case underwent a front closure modification in mid-1936, and an additional small front pocket was added in 1938, although the early pattern cases continued to be manufactured through-out the war. 

    The case is roughly, 27cm tall, and 19cm wide, and 5cm thick, with folding, accordion, expanding side panels. The case has a fold over top closure flap with a machine stitched on, vertical closure strap which attaches to a leather reinforced, magnetic sheet metal, pronged roller buckle which is machine stitched to the bottom centre of the cases body. The front of the case features a vertical ruler pocket to the left side, seven central, vertical pencil holders and a small vertical pocket to the right side with an internal quick release pull tab. When in the closed position the top fold over flap covers the top openings of the ruler, pencil and tool pockets to ensure against losing the items.

     The leather interior of the case has two compartments with a central leather separating panel. The map case is in a good Original condition

     

    Aircrew thermos flask 2(pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a large thermos flask used by RAF Aircrew

    This is a the large version used by Bomber crews

    Unfortunately the liner has been removed so its for display only

    This is Air Ministry Marked on the bottom of the Thermos

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    £85

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    Aircrew thermos flask (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a large thermos flask used by RAF Aircrew

    This is a the large version used by Bomber crews complete with kits lining.

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    £105

    Oxygen mask microphone  (pg1 Pilot)

     

    Here we have a microphone that fits into the oxygen mask used by RAF Wartime aircrew.

     

    This Carries the reference 10A/19043

    £25

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    Lancaster drift recorder (pg1 pilot)

    Here we have a Mk.II Drift recorder

    This is used in Lancaster Bombers as well as other RAF Aircraft

    It Carries the Reference Number 6B/258

    Dated 1943

    The Drift Recorder has an eyepiece and periscope for viewing a distant feature being tracked.
     

    Flying over water meant there were no fixes so the crew relied mainly on a drift recorder to measure the angle between the course indicated
    by the direction of the aircraft and the actual track


    During bombing, crosswinds brought in the “drift” factor. In order tofly a given ground track in a crosswind, an aircraft had to “crab” into
    the wind; the angle formed between the aircraft’s true heading and itsground track was called the “drift angle”.

    Aircrew Europe Star Repro Medal (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a really nice aircrew Europe medal (reproduction) ideal for collectors and renactors.

    Air Operations over Europe

    Ribbon

    A wide central stripe of light blue, flanked at the edges by narrow stripes of yellow and black to symbolise the continuous service of the Air Forces by night and day.

    Criteria


    The Air Crew Europe Star was earned almost exclusively by RAF personnel.

    Can only be awarded after the 1939-45 Star has been qualified for.
     
    Aircrew Europe Star awarded for 60 additional days’ service in an RAF Unit engaged in operational flying over Europe from bases in the UK with at least one operational sortie.

    £40

    1939 - 1945 Star Repro Medal (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a nice 1939 - 1945 Star (reproduction) ideal for collectors and reactors.

    This has the Battle of Britain Bar

    This star was awarded for service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945.

    RAF personnel had to participate in operations against the enemy providing that 2 months service had been completed in an operational unit. Non-aircrew personnel had to complete 6 months service in an area of operational army command.

    Members of fighter aircraft crews who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal.

    The ribbon has three vertical stripes of dark blue, red and light blue. The dark blue stripe represents the Naval Forces and the Merchant Navy, the red stripe the Armies and the light blue stripe the Air Forces. The ribbon for this medal, along with those of the other Second World War campaign stars, is reputed to have been designed by King George VI, with the three equal bands representing the equal contributions towards victory of the Royal Navy, Army, and the Royal Air Force respectively.

    £40

    Atlantic Star Repro Medal (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a nice Atlantic Star (reproduction) ideal for collectors and reactors.

    This has the Aircrew Europe Bar

    Awarded for service in World War Two, the Atlantic Star is a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth.

    The Star was to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic which took place between 3rd September, 1939 and 8th May, 1945, while Allied convoys transporting goods and valuables from America and the colonies were under attack by German U-boats. The medal was granted for ‘six months’ afloat in the Atlantic, Home Waters, parts of the South Atlantic and convoys to Russia.

    Air crew members had taken part in active operations within the specified areas, on condition that they had completed two months service in an operation unit after earning the 1939-45 Star.

    Awarded for four months service in an operational unit or an air crew member, providing that they qualified for the Star.

    Any time spent as a Prisoner of War was not counted, unless the recipient had completed the period necessary to earn the 1939-45 Star and then been captured.

    The Atlantic Star was also awarded to the R.A.F and aircrew who took part in operations against the enemy at sea within the qualifying areas, subject to two months service in an operational unit.  However, the 1939-1945 Star medal must also be earned by the recipient before commencing qualifying service for the Atlantic Star medal.

    Shaded watered stripe of blue, white and sea green to signify the Atlantic.  Worn with the blue edge furthest from the left shoulder

    £40

    Original Navigators Half Wing Brevet  (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a Original RAF Navigators Half Wing Brevet

    £20

    Reproduction WW2 RAF Pilots Wings  (pg1 Pilot)

    Here we have a Reproduction RAF Pilots Wings

    £15

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    RAF Fighter Command Groups Map WW2 Battle of Britain Spitfire Hurricane Defences map (pg 1 Pilot)

    This is a reprint not an original

    Large Map showing areas of the United Kingdom covered by Ten, Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen Groups of Fighter Command, Royal Air Force. WW2 1940

    The locations of Royal Air Force airfields in Fighter Command and Anti-aircraft gun positions that were involved in the Battle of Britain / Defence of Britain during the Second World War are clearly shown on the map

    This is a large map .. ideal for Battle of Britain display or on a 'den' wall.

    Size approx 3 feet across by 4 feet in height

    The map also has information panels giving factual information on;

    Radar Chain and Observer Corps Network in July 1940

    Daily Aircraft Losses - British and German 10 July - 12 August 1940

    Daily Aircraft Losses - British and German 13 - 18 August 1940 

    Daily Aircraft Losses - British and German 24 August - 6 September 1940 

    Numbers of aircraft available for active operations 10 August - 7 September 1940

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    Disposition of RAF Balloon Squadrons 31 August 1940

    Disposition of RAF Fighter Squadrons 7 September 1940

    Disposition of Luftwaffe Units on 7 September 1940 

    £15

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    Out of stock more T6 parts wanted contact me

    Harvard/ T-6 Texan Hydraulic Hand Pump (pg 1 Pilot)

    Here we have a Hydraulic Hand Pump as used in the North American T-6 Texan Trainer Aircraft

    It is located to the LHS of the Pilot next to the Seat

    It is used as an alternative to the Power Driven Hydraulic System to operate the Hydraulic Pump that controls the undercarriage and Brakes

    Part Number 55-58024-2

    The Handle does not move so sold for display only

    Seen Below in Situ on the LHS of the Cockpit

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    RAF Distance /time plotting tool (pg 1 Pilot)

    Distance time square Map scale 4 miles per inch

    Reference number 10AB/462

    £40

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