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HMSO Booklet, Merchant Airmen The Air Ministry Account of British Civil Aviation: 1939-1944. HMSO publication, 1946, 208pp with numerous photos. In good used condition. FREE UK POSTAGE
*NEW STOCK UPDATE SOON* Including a selection of caps, WW1 German gas mask, and assorted other items
.303 Charger Clips, Mk4 .303 chrger clips, later type, Mk4, cWW2. Good used condition. Priced each
1 Para Woven Lanyard with Recognition Scarf Section An original WW2 lanyard as worn by 1 Para, unit made from a section of green German parachute cord. See British Airborne Insignia Vol1, p296, by Oliver Lock. Attached to one end is a part of the fluorescent recognition scarf issued to airborne troops. Good used condition.
14 Pattern Leather Sling Leather sling sling for the Lee Enfield rifle that came with some Home Guard items, brown leather with rivetted loop at one end and holes for lacing at the other. Good overall condition but could do with a clean, approx 47”/120cm In length
14th Army Formation Sign Sheet Original sheet of 8 Indian made printed flashes for 14th Army which fought in Burma. Uncut and unused as issued. Price is for the complete piece
1903 Pattern, Bandolier, 1917 Mounted pattern brown leather ammunition bandolier, maker marked and dated 1917. Very good used condition.
1919 Naval Equipment Cross Strap, 1938 Mint unissued cross strap from the Naval Equipment set, maker marked MECo and dated 1938 with N stamp. This is the female type with loop, measures approx 50”/127cms
1919 Royal Navy Pattern Belt A good used example by MECo with N acceptance stamp and arrow, dated 1939. Measures approx 39” as shown
1925 Pattern Belt, Waist, Adjustable A good clean example in blue/grey webbing without rear buckles, AM stamped with code 16238/39 and dated 1940. Measures approx 33” as shown but with some adjustment left. Traces of serviceman’s number stencilled on one side
1937 Signals Card HMSO card pocket book, BR232, showing naval signal flags, morse code, and semaphore. Very good used condition, has a pencil mark on one page, looks like ‘J. Hood S201 Q.D. Div’
1939 Leather Basic Pouches, Unmodified, pair A good near matched pair of basic ammunition pouches from the 1939 leather equipment set, both dated 1942 and in excellent condition. Leather is a good colour match, the brass fittings are darkened on one of the pouches
1939 Leather Equipment 1” Pack Straps, set #2 Matched pair of utility straps used on the large pack and for securing greatcoat, blanket etc. Maker mark looks like EH&Co Walsall and dated 1941. Both in good unused condition but with some slight marks from storage.
1939 Leather Equipment Basic Pouch, Modified Standard basic pouch with the later modifications to accommodate Sten magazines, side hook removed and the top flap raised. Very good used condition
1939 Leather Equipment Binocular Case This is the modified type, with the large top buckle removed, it has also had a shoulder strap added. Very good overall condition with a former owners name and details added at some time to the top and bottom. The brown felt padding remains inside. A scarce piece of equipment.
1939 Leather Equipment Waist Belt Original WW2 with all brass fittings in place, very good used condition
1939 Leather Equipment, Basic Pouch, unmodified, lhs *TWO AVAILABLE* Standard pouch in its original unaltered state with brass side hook. I have two left hand side to choose from, two dated 1939, (middle one sold) all in good used condition. Price per pouch, please specify
1939 Leather Equipment, Utility Pouch Larger type utility pouch with large buckle and strap loop to reverse. Good used condition, feint maker marks etc to back. Price is for ONE pouch, please specify
1939 Pattern Leather Equipment Binocular Case This is the modified type, with the large top buckle removed, it has also had a shoulder strap added. Very good overall condition with a former owners name and details added at some time to the top and bottom. The brown felt padding remains inside but with some slight wear. A scarce piece of equipment.
1940 Cavalry Equipment, Strap, Back, Adjustable Rear section of the belt with brass keyhole buckles, maker marked MECo and dated 1940. Good overall condition with some wear to the outer face.
1941 Spoken Letter Record, from Wing Commander A scarce WW2 spoken letter, the sender has had his message recorded onto a disc and sent from Canada back to England. Posted in December 1941 by W/Cdr O. M. Fraser, RAF from Suffield, Alberta, it has a label to show it has been opened by a censor. In good condition, the outer envelope is split along three sides, the disc is approx 6.5ins.
1st Corps, Printed Original WW2 period printed formation sign for 1st Corps. Good used condition
1st Type 58 Pattern Water Bottle Pouch, Early pattern WB pouch with twist securing button tab and puritab pocket in lid. Feint maker marks, wet test shows MECo and unclear date, 196…could possibly be a 2 or a 7
22 Pattern SD Tunic, Coldstream Guards Fitted with brass regimental buttons and embroidered shoulder titles, good conduct stripe to the left cuff. Overall in very good condition but some holes around the lower left pocket area and in one shoulder title. Fairly clear maker label, size 13, and dated 1942 with P over WD. Three London Underground tickets were in one of the pockets. Came with the 40 pattern CG set above
37 Pat MT Pouches Slightly mis-matched pair of the double pouches with brace attachment. Maker marked and dated MW&S Ltd 1941. Good used condition.
37 Pattern Battledress Trousers, Serge Scarce pair of early battledress trousers with the simple fold FFD pocket and adjustable ankle tabs. Overall in very good used condition but with some general wear, small hole in seat area, most of the inner buttons have been replaced, some with the US type. WD stamp on the waistband with Q for 1940, inside leg measures approx 33”, 18” flat across waist
37 Pattern Belt, Economy Pattern Wartime economy version with simplified construction and web keepers instead of brass. Very good used condition, lightly blancoed, feint stamps. Named in indelible pencil to major Smyth, RAMC.
37 Pattern Belt, Economy, 1942 A good used example with economy web keepers instead of brass, maker marked MECo and dated 1942 with arrow stamp and S for small. Original green blanco finish and named inside in indelible pen, F.H.W. JOHNSON.
37 Pattern Belt, Indian Made, JG Unissued waist belt in light green webbing, typical of late war ‘jungle’ items of Indian manufacture, maker stamps etc inside and dated 1946, chemically blackened brass fittings
37 Pattern Cross Strap, Canadian, Long Mint unissued long cross strap, feint maker mark looks like ZL&T and dated 1943. Economy type with the 1” strap running through a 2” sleeve. This was originally a female type but the loop has been removed, measures approx 51”/129.5cms
37 Pattern Cross Strap, Long, 1940 Mint unissued long cross strap, maker marked MECo and dated 1940. Was originally a female type but the loop has been removed, also has a post war stores tag stuck to the back. Measures approx 50”/127cms
37 Pattern Cross Straps, Indian Made Unissued cross straps in light green webbing, typical of late war ‘jungle’ items of Indian manufacture, maker stamps etc in black but not legible, chemically blackened brass fittings. 4x in stock, priced each
37 Pattern Webbing Water Bottle Sleeve, Long Economy pattern water bottle cover, long sleeve type. Several available with various maker marks and dated 1943/44. Appear unissued but slight marks from storage. Please specify if you have a preference.
37 Pattern Webbing Water Bottle Sleeve, Long, Steel Fittings Economy pattern water bottle cover, long sleeve type, maker marked and dated 1944, this one has sheradized steel buckles, a WW2 economy measure. Appears unissued but slight marks from storage
37 Pattern Webbing Water Bottle Sleeve, Short Economy pattern water bottle cover, short body type, maker marked and dated 1941. Appears unissued but slight marks from storage
37 Webbing Belt, Economy Type #1 37 pattern web belt of the late war economy type, simplified belt ends to hold keepers and web loops instead of brass. Unclear maker stamp, soldiers details added in pen. Good used condition with blanco covering overall.
37 Webbing Belt, Economy Type #2 Economy pattern belt without woven in loops for keepers but with a separate webbing piece stitched onto the inner face. Good clean condition with soldiers details in pen, unclear maker marks but this pattern was only made during WW2.
37/40 Battledress Blouse A good used example in a reasonable size, perfect for a mannequin or display. Label no longer present but has the WD stamp with P for 1941, it has a cancelled out AV stamp with an unclear date, looks like 44, there is also a second WD stamp on the waistband, probably from being sent back for repair. Some additional stamps inside. Measures approx 22”/56cm across the chest, 16.5”/42cm across the waist, sleeve length 25”/63.5cm, back seam 21”/53.5cm
37/40 Pattern Battledress Trousers, 1941 Nice pair of BD trousers with belt loops and WD stamp with P for 1941. Very good used condition, numerous buttons have been replaced and the waist has been taken in. Measures approx 31” inside leg, 16” across the waist. Inside the FFD pocket I found three 1945 tickets for cinema/theatre(included with the trousers)
40 Pattern Battledress Trousers Original late WW2 battledress trousers of British manufacture with clear WD stamp with ‘L’ for 1945/6. Overall good condition but with several holes, could be easily fixed up. Good starter pair, ideal for mannequin or kit display. Approx 30Wx30L
40 Pattern Battledress, 17/21 Lancers Battledress jacket, size 16, dated 1944 with modified collar, leather football buttons, and insignia for a Captain of the 17/21 Lancers in 6th Armoured Division. Woven titles and formation signs, felt arm of service strips and bronzed metal pips to the epaulettes.
40 Pattern Battledress, Grenadier Guards, Named 40 pattern battledress blouse with embroidered Grenadier Guards shoulder titles and gilt rank stars to the epaulettes for Lieutenant, feint shadow from removed insignia, probably Guards Armoured Division. Named inside in pen to Mr Palmer. Also comes with a pair of woollen gloves and a spare shirt collar. Dated 1943/44
40 Pattern Battledress, KRRC Late war BD blouse with insignia for a Serjeant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 11th Armoured Division. Tailored collar with black on red rank insignia, metal shoulder titles KRR(evidence of cloth titles removed), Brabant weave formation sign and rifle green arm of service with black horn rifles buttons and black lanyard. Makers label inside with a date of 1945 and part service number indelible pencil, 1360. Very good used condition, no doubt a walking out battledress.
40 Pattern Battledress, Queens Regiment A nice original BD blouse, size 7, 1945. Fitted with embroidered shoulder titles, Special Proficiency Badge, two Good Conduct chevrons, all of which have been blancoed, it also has five red War Service chevrons. Good used condition
44 Basic Pouch, RH Standard right hand pouch, maker marked MECo and dated 1945 with anodised fittings. Very good used condition
44 Pat Water Bottle Cover, 1 Webbing cover from the 44 pattern web equipment set with feint maker marks etc, looks like 1945. Also with cross marked on the outside from tape, probably used for a first aid kit at some time.
44 Pat Water Bottle Cover, 3 Webbing cover from the 44 pattern web equipment set with no visible stamps but in very good used condition, name and service number written in pen on belt loop, looks like LEAR 87134Z
44 Pat Water Bottom Cover, 2 Webbing cover from the 44 pattern web equipment set with feint maker marks etc, part service number on belt loop, looks like 5053. Overall in good used condition but with some wear to bottom corners.
44 Pattern Basic Pouch, LH Standard left hand pouch with bayonet loops to side, maker marked MECo and dated 1945 with anodised fittings. Very good used condition, small green mark to front
44 Pattern Basic Pouch, RH Standard right hand pouch, unclear maker stamps and dated 1945 with early type painted fittings. Very good used condition
44 Pattern Basic Pouch, RH, Modified Standard right hand pouch, feint maker stamps and dated with early type painted fittings. This has had slots cut alongside the top loops presumably to slide it onto a belt. Good used condition.
44 Pattern Belt Three part webbing belt from the 44 pattern web equipment, feint maker marks etc. A small compartment has been added at the rear. Good used condition, measures approx 34.5” as pictured,
44 Pattern Belt, 1956 Three part webbing belt from the 44 pattern web equipment, maker marks on each section and dated 1956. Good used condition, one part of the ltd stud is missing from the rifle butt loop, measures approx 36” as pictured,
44 Pattern Belt, Large Standard three part belt, feint maker marks etc, looks like MW&S and possibly 1945, buckles are the early painted type. Measures up to 43” at its maximum extension.
44 Pattern Belt, Medium Three section adjustable belt, maker marked Finnigans Ltd and dated 1945, also stamped N for Normal. Measures up to approx 36” at maximum extension.
44 Pattern Frog, 1945 Good clean example of the bayonet frog from the 44 pattern web equipment, clear maker marks and dated 1945
44 Pattern Frog, 1946 Good clean example from the 44 pattern web equipment, clear maker marks and dated 1946
44 Pattern L Straps, Pair, 1945 Near matched pair of L straps with 2” buckles, one maker stamp is unclear, the other is MECo 1945. Good used condition
44 Pattern L Straps, Pair, 1945 Near matched pair of L straps with 2” buckles, both maker marked and dated MECo 1945. Good used condition.
44 Pattern Map Case, Large Large type map case from the 44 pattern equipment, maker marked RP Ltd and dated 1945. Very good used condition with some pencil marks.
44 Pattern Map Case, Small Small type map case from the 44 pattern equipment, maker marked WE&S Ltd and dated 1945. Vgc
44 Pattern Medical Pack D A scarce used example of the Airborne ‘Don’ Pack for dressings, in 44 pattern webbing with matching L straps, all maker marked MECo and dated 1945. Very good used condition although the red cross has worn away, small paint marks inside flap
44 Pattern Officer’s Side Pack, Valise Similar to its 37 pattern counterpart but with a waterproof lining, maker marked MW&S Ltd and dated 1945. Very good used condition
44 Pattern Pistol Ammo Pouch Standard type with maker mark for MECo and dated 1945, stores code AF0265. Very good used condition
44 Pattern Pistol Holster Standard issue holster with maker marks for MECo, dated 1945 with stores code AF0260. Very good used condition
44 Pattern Shirts, Jungle, 1945 Late war pattern shirt in JG, clear label with maker marks, FRANKENSTEIN & SONS, and dated 1945 with WD stamp. US style with gas flap and loops to rear. Very good used condition but with small holes to epaulettes for rank.
44 Pattern Trousers, Jungle, 1944 Late war pattern trousers in JG, two buckle waist, front pockets like battledress, and two expanding rear pockets, draw cords at ankles. Clear label with maker details, WORKWEAR LTD, and dated 1944. Very good used condition
44 Pattern Water Bottle & Pouch, 1st Type, 1945 Aluminium bottle and cup with webbing pouch, maker marked and dated 1945. First type bottle with metal lid, the retention chain has been replaced with a piece of parachute cord. All in very good used condition, pouch is very clean
44 Pattern Yoke Good clean example, maker marked MECo and dated 1945.
44 Pattern Yoke Standard yoke in good order, maker marked MHC&Co and dated 1945. The adjustment buckles are the early painted type but the other fittings are bright without the typical green anodised finish.
44 Pattern Yoke Good used condition with maker marked MECo and dated 1945
45th Infantry Division Combination Patch Printed formation sign stitched to a khaki rectangle with two red bars bellow. Very good used condition. This was originally a UK home defence formation, but later in the war became a training unit, sending recruits on to frontline divisions
47 Pattern Battledress Blouse, Grenadier Guards Scarce example of the 1947 pattern battledress blouse, dated 1949, with embroidered Grenadier Guards shoulder titles and regimental number in ink on the inner waistband.
49 Pattern Battledress Blouse, Grenadier Guards An early example dated 1950, clear maker label, size 11. Unusually it is lined using JG material rather than the usual KD. Grenadier Guards embroidered titles on each shoulder with bronzed rank stars for Lieutenant
5 (Scottish) Para Battledress 1940 pattern battledress blouse with embroidered insignia comprising Parachute Regiment shoulder titles and Pegasus formation signs to both sleeves, parachute qualification badge and sergeant stripes to right sleeve only. All insignia has been attached with the same blanket stitching. Maker label inside and feint WD stamp with ‘N’ for 1943 and size 7. Lining material has a scrubbed appearance and overall the jacket has the look of an everyday BD, not best or walking out. Medal ribbons for Italy and France & Germany stars. This unit was part of 2nd Parachute Brigade and took part in operations in Italy, Southern France and Greece. Good used condition but numerous small moth holes, some to insignia, slight colour differences between left and right sleeve, probably from sunlight but overall the jacket still displays well.
5 (Scottish) Para BD, extra pics Feint ‘N’ over WD
5 (Scottish) Para BD, extra pics Insignia details
5 (Scottish) Para Beret A used WW2 pattern British Airborne beret, good size crown with correct grommets etc, ribbon stitched into small bow at rear. To the front a white metal badge for the Parachute Regiment backed with a square of Hunting Stuart tartan for 5 Para. Sadly the lining has been removed which was common for troops in warmer climates but otherwise in very good used condition.
5 (Scottish) Para Beret, extra pics
50th Division Battledress, Royal Engineers 37 pattern battledress of Australian manufacture dated 1942, with modified collar for shirt and tie. Badged to a Captain of the Royal Engineers, holder of the Military Cross, part of the 50th Infantry Division. Good used condition
58 Pattern Ammo Pouches, Mk1 1960 A good matched pair of early type pouches with stiffened lid sides and mag removal straps. Feint maker marks etc but wet test shows that both are MECo 1960
58 Pattern Bottle, 1964, Green Early type bottle in green, maker marked F&G and dated 1964. Good used condition but with some scratches overall and the cap retaining loop is broken. Part service number and name scratched on the base, looks like 535, CARTER
58 Pattern Water Bottle, 1965, Green Early type bottle in green, maker marked F&G and dated 1965. Good used condition but with some scratches overall and the cap is from a later black bottle.
5th Field Brigade RA, Large Photo A large mounted photo titled 'Young Signallers Club, 5th Field Brigade R.A. 1938', named at the bottom. Overall good but with some damage, tear at the top and a couple of holes. Approx 45.5x36cms.
6th (70th) Infantry Division, KD Slide An original locally made formation sign for 6th Infantry Division, later renumbered 70th. Fought at the siege of Tobruk and later moved to India and Burma forming the nucleus of the 3rd Indian Division, The Chindits. Very good used condition
96 AGRA Formation Sign Embroidered flash for the 96 Army Group Royal Artillery, the HQ being in Liverpool the design features the Liver Building with wavy lines below symbolising the river Mersey. Very good used condition, rfu
Afrika Korps Luftwaffe Trench Art Ash Tray The lower part of a British 75mm shell dated 1941 with added rests for cigarettes, the top being fitted with a plated brass Luftwaffe eagle as worn on the tropical sun helmet. Good overall condition although one of the rests is missing. See pics
Aide-de-Camp Battledress Early pattern battledress with insignia for a Colonel as ADC to King George VI. Khaki rank insignia with red backing including the GVIR cypher, red gorget patches and red arm of service strips. Red over green arm band with ADC applied in black felt lettering, also with a red over green vehicle pennant with formation signs for 110 (Poona) District.
Air Ministry Folder for Wallace Mk1, 1934 Original Air Ministry folder marked on the front as ‘Wallace Mk1 Aircraft, Illustrated Schedule of Spare Parts’, Air Ministry marked and dated 1934. This is the folder only, all that remains inside is blank paper for notes.
Airborne Forces Recruitment Card Pocket sized information card given to new recruits in airborne units later in WW2. Printed date is 1/45. Good used condition
Aluminium Mess Tins, 1939 Pre war type for use with the 37 Pattern equipment, matched set both marked L.A.Co, dated 1939 with arrow and both are in very good but used condition
Aluminium Mess Tins, 1940 Pre war type introduced for use with the 37 Pattern equipment, matched set both marked S&H Ltd, dated 1940 with arrow and both are in very good but used condition...
Anti Gas Equipment, Cotton Waste A small amount of cotton waste, as carried in the gas mask haversack for use in conjunction with the anti gas ointment for decontaminating the skin. A scarce item, often missing from the anti gas equipment. I have a few small quantities of this.
Army Prayer Book, 1940 Pocket Army Prayer Book for parade services. Stationery code in the back for 10/40. Good condition, light creasing.
Artificer’s Tool/Parts Roll, 1942 Webbing roll with multiple pockets for parts etc, as used for bicycle repairs and maintenance. Maker marked Bagcraft Ltd and dated 1942
ATS Cap, First Pattern, named A good original example of the early type cap having a cloth chin strap and stitch reinforcing on the peak and side skirts. Traces of paper label inside and also soldiers name and number in ink. Good used condition but with some slight moth nips.
ATS Coloured Side Cap Original WW2 three colour cap with brass badge for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Overall in good used condition but with some moth damage in various places, mainly to the rear. The cap is made from a fairly flexible felt like material and I’m sure most of the holes could be fixed with a few stitches to stretch the fabric into place. See pics
ATS Coloured Side Cap 1 Nice quality private purchase FS cap in ATS colours with brass cap badge. Very good used condition but with some slight marks and a couple of small nips. Name and number written in pen under the sweatband, NEAVE 130643, small tear at front of sweatband. Measures approx 27cms along inner bottom edge.
ATS Coloured Side Cap 2 Nice quality private purchase FS cap in ATS colours with brass cap badge and velvet type sweatband. Very good used condition but with some slight marks and a couple of small nips and grazes. Measures approx 26cms along inner bottom edge
Attributed Blues Tunic, Label unclear but attributed to Maj.Gen. R.A. Bramwell-Davis CB, DSO*, Legion of Merit. He joined the Highland Light Infantry in 1925 being awarded an MiD in India. During WW2 he won the Distinguished Service Order twice whilst serving with 10th HLI in North West Europe, once near Nijmegen in Feb 1945 and again near Uelzen, Germany in April. He was also awarded the US Legion of Merit. Post war he was Chief of Staff Southern Command, and then GOC Aldershot District. He was also Colonel in Chief of the Royal Highland Fusiliers. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Bramwell-Davis
Badged Battledress RE 52(L) Div Unusual battledress that came with a number of Royal Engineers officers items. Insignia for a Major in the RE of 52(Lowland) Division, with printed sign and 'MOUNTAIN' strip. Appears to be standard pattern but closer inspection shows that it started life as an ATS jacket and slacks but has been modified for a small man, even the slacks have been re-tailored from the side fly to a front fly. A very odd but original modification.
Badged Battledress, Pioneer Corps, 79th Division, 1943 1940 Austerity pattern BD with printed titles for Pioneer Corps, printed signs for 79th Div and felt arm of service strips. The right sleeve also has a musicians badge and printed service stripes for four years. label states size 9 and dated 1943. Overall good condition although a little grubby.
Badged Battledress, RAMC, 155 Field Ambulance, 1942 1940 pattern BD with printed insignia for RAMC, 52(L) Division, felt arm of service strip and corporals stripes, four years service stripes to right sleeve. Came with khaki kit bag with owners details, 'Cpl Richards, 7538636, 155 Fd. Amb, S/S Banfora, 17540'. This is in fact an Arny Dental Corps number but I have been told that the RAMC poached trained anaethetists from the dental units for field hospitals. In very good, clean condition.
Badged Battledress, Royal Artillery, 5th Division, 1942 1940 Austerity pattern BD jacket with insignia to each sleeve comprising woven Royal Artillery titles, printed sign for 5th Div, metal gun badge and sergeants stripes, there is also a loose medal ribbon bar which was in one of the pockets. Owners initails in pencil inside, 'H.W.T.', label absent and no visible date but the double internal pockets and brown buttons indicate a 1942/43 manufacture. Overall in very good condition but a little grubby.
Badged Jungle Green Bush Jacket Originally badged JG jacket with separate matching belt(buckle absent, spare available). To each sleeve silk woven formation signs for 26th Indian Infantry Division above white tape Corporal stripes. Maker stamped and dated inside, 4/45. Very good used condition, very clean.
Basic Pouches, Canadian Near matched pair of 37 pattern pouches of Canadian manufacture with some economy steel fittings, marked ZL&T Ltd and dated 1943. Good used set but with some slight marks etc, one has had a couple of cuts put in the back to fit on a belt
Basic Pouches, Indian Near matched pair of 37 pattern pouches of Indian manufacture, maker marked KEF and dated 1944. Good used set but with some slight mark etc. These are the later jungle type with drain holes added in the base
Battledress Blouse Serge, 1940 A very clean example in a large size. Good maker label dated Feb 1940, size 17, with Q over WD and later anti gas AV stamp 5/41. Overall in very good clean condition, minimal wear but a small repair on the collar near the metal eyes for the hooks are.
Battledress Blouse, 23rd Armoured Brigade 40 pattern battledress blouse dated 1945, tailored collar and badged to an officer of the Royal Tank Regiment in 23rd Armoured Brigade. Printed formation signs to both sleeves and a silk woven tank badge to the right. Captain’s pips to each epaulette and blue/white unit identification ribbons which are most likely for 23 Armoured Signal Squadron which was part of the brigade in late 45, early 46 when the unit was in Greece during the civil war. There are also signs of green stitching on the epaulettes, presumably this officer transferred from another RTR regiment.
Battledress Blouse, REME, 5th Division Original BD blouse of Canadian manufacture, maker stamps inside and dated 1943. Printed shoulder titles for Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, printed formation signs, and felt arm of service strips, medal ribbons to left chest for 1939-45, Italy, and France & Germany Stars. Extra buttons have been added to the waistband to make the belt more secure. Overall in very good used condition but with some slight marks etc from wear, stains to collar from a metal coat hanger.
Battledress Blouse, Serge, Irish Guards Additional pics
Battledress Blouse, Serge, Royal Engineers Early type BD jacket with unlined collar, label worn away but with WD stamps and AV stamp for 8/40. To each sleeve are printed RE shoulder titles, worsted sergeants stripes with printed crown and grenade above, and felt arm of service strips. This shows how certain ranks were unable to wear formation signs due to lack of space. Overall in good used condition with some staining mostly due to the AV treatment, also has a few holes here and there but nothing too bad.
Battledress Blouses, Serge, Irish Guards An early example of the first type blouse with unlined collar, clear maker label dated February 1940. Major’s crowns to epaulettes, woven Irish Guards shoulder titles and printed formation signs for 45th (Wessex) Division. Also came with an officers shirt and map case named to R.C. Hubbard. The shirt is not in particular good condition but still displays well under the BD. The map case still has some chinagraph pencil markings from an exercise in Kent.
Binoculars, No2 MkII, Indian Made Nice original set in their brown leather case. Maker marked MIO IOF Calcutta and dated 1944. Good used condition.
Black Armoured Troops Beret, CLY A very worn example of the black beret as used by RAC/RTR, badged to the County of London Yeomanry. No visible markings inside apart from the earlier type WD stamp. Overall worn with some repairs. Previous owner bought it with the description ‘worn in PoW camp 1944/45’
Black Beret, 1945, F&FY Very clean example of the black beret as worn by armoured units, maker marked SUPAK with size 6 3/4 and dated 1945. Fitted with the white metal badge for the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry with its tartan backing cloth.
Black Beret, RTR, 1953 A good used example of the black beret, Royal tank Regiment badge to front and with soldier’s number inside, 23015762. Maker marked Luton Knitting Company Limited and dated 1953
Border Regiment, extra pics
Border Regiment, Military Cross, Palestine A pre-war style Service Dress tunic with buttons for the Border Regiment and Lt.Col rank insignia, holes to cuffs show the owner was previously a Warrant Officer. With some research from various sources the unique medal ribbon grouping shows that this uniform belonged to B.J. McAuley who served with the regiment from WW1 onwards. As WO2(RSM) with the first battalion he was awarded the Military Cross for actions in Palestine in 1938. Commissioned as a Lieutenant(QM) in 1940 he rose through the rank ending up as Lt. Colonel, having served in North Africa and Italy. Very good used condition, some research included.
Brass Button Stick, Coldstream Guards A nice example button stick with multiple slots for buttons and brass fittings on web equipment, patent number on the top, 116972/17, also with soldiers number stamped on the side, 2663322 which is within the block for the Coldstream Guards
Bren Magazine Bag Brown canvas carrier for six magazines, carry handle to top, clear maker marks and dated 1944
British Army Leather Utility Strap, 1940 Long brown leather utility strap as used on the officer kit roll and other large pieces of equipment. Maker marked and dated 1940. Appears unused
British Army Mess Tins #1, MB 1941/42 WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel, maker marked MB, the larger one dated 6-42, the other 2-41. Very good used condition.
British Army Mess Tins #2, EIS 1943 WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel, matched pair maker marked and dated EIS 43. Very good used condition.
British Army Mess Tins #3, MB 1941 WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel, matched pair maker marked MB and dated 2-41. Very good used condition.
British Army Mess Tins 1940 #6 WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel, early but mismatched maker marks, small one is PSC 1940, large is MB6-40. Very good used condition.
British Army Mess Tins 1943 #5 WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel with mismatched maker marks, small one is REGICOR 1943, large one is MB 2-43. Very good used condition.
British Army Mess Tins 4, WW2 pattern in tin plated mild steel, mismatched maker marks and dates, small one is 1941, large one looks like MB 1943. Very good used condition.
British Army Spoon, Grenadier Guards Standard issue spoon, maker marked and dated 1939, the handle stamped with the soldier’s number, 2617675 GG. Internet search shows this number as belonging to Hale, R.
British Helmet Chin Straps Mid war type elasticated straps as used on the Mk2 and RAC pattern steel helmets, very good condition, appear unused, still in their original stores bundle tied with string. Price is for one strap.
British Issue Binoculars, Prism, No2 MkII, 1939 Early WW2 binoculars, maker marked Kershaw & Son and dated 1939, complete with leather strap. Very good used condition overall but with a couple of small chips to the Bakelite eye pieces. Very clear optically but no graticules.
British Issue Folding Wire Cutters, 1944 Improved pattern with longer fold out handles and loop for lanyard. No maker mark but with WD arrow and dated 1944. Good used condition with a couple of small rust spots.
British Issue MkIII Compass, 1940 Earlier type MkIII without the lens guard, maker marked T.G.Co Ltd London with serial number and dated 1940. Good used condition retaining most of its black finish, appears to be working but has a bubble in the fluid
British Issue Socks, 1945 Grey woollen short socks, maker stamp to sole, WD arrow etc, with date 1945 and 'Made in Belgium'. Very good condition, slightly courser wool,than the British made ones.
British Issue Socks, Warnorm Khaki green wool short socks, WW2 issue, clear maker label to each, AB Ltd, Size 3/11, date slightly obscured by stitching, possibly 1943 but more likely to be 1945 due to the greener colour
British Miltary China Plate White china plate as used in mess halls and NAAFI etc, maker marked on back and dated 1940. Good order, approx 10ins/25.5cms.
British Officers Small Pattern Map Case Smaller pattern private purchase map case in tan canvas with leather trim and support straps with brass Sam Browne type clip for attaching to other equipment. Newey press stud closure on both sides, one flap covers pencils and concealed pocket, the other flap closes the fold out map cover. Very good used condition, still contains some utility marked pencils, approx 28x19cms. Often referred to as Airborne or Commando they can be seen in period military equipment advertising as ‘suitable for cavalry and armoured troops’.
British Officer’s Inter War Brown Drill Working Dress An unusual garment, most likely private purchase, but made in the dark brown drill material used for issued work clothing in the 1930s. Similar cut to the KD jacket but with no vent in the back seam, tailored holes for collar badges and rank insignia, and fitted with pressed football style buttons. It has been suggested that these garments were used by Royal Tank Corps and Armoured units. Very good used condition but with some slight wear and marks etc
British Other Ranks Shirt, 1943 Standard khaki wool pullover shirt, maker marked on collar RHSR with government arrow and dated 1943, size marked as 6, measures approx 22” across the chest. Good overall condition but with a couple of small snags.
British Water Bottle Cradle, 1940 37 pattern cradle of British manufacture with press stud closure, clear maker mark H&S Ltd and dated 1940, also has HU written on the bottom in indelible pencil, possibly soldiers initials. Good used condition
British Water Bottle Cradle, 1940, Sgt Woods 37 pattern cradle of British manufacture with press stud closure, clear maker mark H&S Ltd and dated 1940, also has SGT WOODS written on the cross piece in pen, possibly soldiers initials. Good used condition
British Water Bottle Cradle, 1941 37 pattern cradle of British manufacture with press stud closure and a light covering of green blanco, clear maker mark BHG. Ld and dated 1941. Good used condition
Cadburys Ration Chocolate WW2 bar of ration chocolate in its economy wrapper. A scarce thing
Camouflage Windproof Trousers, Large Size, 1943 Clear maker label for Boder & Co, London, dated 1943, Size 7. Overall in very good condition, bright colours, one small area of damage at the left ankle
Canadian Battledress Blouse, 121 LAA Regt Original WW2 Battledress of Canadian manufacture, tailored for an officer of the Royal Artillery, 121 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment. All woven insignia, crowns to epaulette for the rank of Major, formation signs for 8 Corps, felt arm of service strips, woven Leicestershire Regt tiger flash. 121 LAA was previously a battalion of the Leicestershire Regt that converted to artillery
Canadian Battledress Trousers Clear maker stamps, size 11, dated November 1944. Very little wear but unfortunately the moths have been busy around the fly area and the lower left leg. Probably still ok for a mannequin or kit display.
Canadian Battledress Trousers 1943 37 pattern trousers of Canadian manufacture dated 1943, size 16. Overall in very clean used condition but with some slight moth damage. From an old collection, came with the Welsh Guards BD blouse also listed
Canadian Battledress, Buffs, 56th Division Canadian made BD blouse, maker stamps inside, size 12, Feb 1945. Printed Buffs shoulder titles, woven 56 Div formation signs, and Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Medal ribbons fitted for the Military Medal, 39-45, Africa, and Italy Stars. Fancy pleats have also been stitched into place on the back.
Canadian Battledress, Welsh Guards Early pattern jacket of Canadian manufacture with paper label and plastic buttons, clear makers stamps and dated 1941, size 16. Badged to a sergeant of the Welsh Guards. Overall in very good clean condition but with some slight moth damage. From an old collection, also came with the similar trousers I have listed.
Canadian Water Bottle Cradle, 1941 37 pattern cradle of Canadian manufacture with press stud closure, maker mark has the C/arrow overstamp but it looks like ZL&T Ltd and dated 1941. Good used condition
Cape/Groundsheet Rubberised canvas cape in green, issued from late WW2, this example dated 1953 with clear maker stamps for Belstaff Ltd. Overall very good condition but quite stiff and with folds from storage.
Cavalry Water Bottle/Mess Tin Strap Brown leather strap from the Cavalry/Mounted Troops equipment, these have various unclear issue marks plus service numbers, some have an additional sliding loop. Probably interwar or early WW2. Five to choose from, please specify. Priced per strap
Chin Strap for MkIII/IV Helmets Mid war type elasticated helmet chin strap as found on MkIII/IV and later model MkIIs. Very good condition, appear unused. several available, some colour variations. Free Post.
Chocolate & Boiled Sweets Tin Larger type tin from the ration pack with maker code T.W. & S. Ltd and dated 5/43. Good used condition but with some slight marks marks and wear overall.
Civilian Gas Mask Bag, Chippenham Cotton cloth bag with shoulder strap for the respirator cardboard box, owners name and address stamped inside and on the strap, G.S. Parrot, 37 Deansway, Chippenham. Very good used condition, small hole on one corner
Cloth Motorcyclist’s Helmet Tan waterproof cloth with woollen lining, undated but with earlier WD stamp without code numbers. Very good clean condition, appears almost unused.
Coldstream Guards Battledress Set 40 Pattern blouse numbered to the same soldier, blouse is dated 1946, trousers have Z over WD for 1945. Each sleeve has embroidered shoulder titles and Corporal’s chevrons with a long service stripe on the left cuff. WW2 Defence and War Medal ribbons above left pocket. Jacket is in good condition but unfortunately the trousers have the typical moth damage around the crotch area, nevertheless, a good starter set for a mannequin or display. This came with the 22 pattern tunic and I believe it belonged to the same soldier
Collection of Photos, REME, Airborne Additional pics
Collection of Photos, REME, Airborne Small collection of photo snapshots and postcard size pics all from one man who served with the REME in one of the Airborne Divisions.
Colonel’s 40 Pattern Battledress, Large Size Tailored example of a 40/Austerity jacket to a Colonel with medal ribbons for WW1 and WW2 including the Military Cross and Mentioned in Dispatches emblems. No label present but marked as a size 18 with additional stamps from a reconditioned clothing depot. Under the tailored collar the WD stamps are still visible with N for 1943.
Coloured Side Cap & Insignia Groupng, Queens Regt. Group of items for the Queens Regiment comprising a coloured side cap with badge, set of dog tags, Queens printed titles, pair of 56 Div black cats, also a metal dog tag and WW1 medal box to the same family. Cap and dog tags named to 6101221 Davie J. Medal box to M H Davie, metal tag to M.B. Davie. All in very good used condition, see pics
Constitution of the USSR, English Edition, 1938 Scarce English pocket edition of the Constitution of the USSR, printed in the Soviet union, 1938. Good condition, with rusty staples.
Cumberland Pencils x4 Four different types of pencil with maker stamp and S with arrow I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Dispatch Rider Breeches Heavy weight khaki wool breeches, reinforced knee, FAD pocket, label absent but marked as size 10 with WD stamp and P for 1941. Overall in very good condition apart from a small section of seem has pulled open at the crotch.
Early Auxiliary Pouch, 1938 Early type pouch with loops inside lid, clear maker marks MECo and dated 1938, appears unused but with some slight marks from storage.
Early Battle Dress Blouse, Serge, 1940, Additional Pics Early pattern of BD blouse with unlined collar and concealed brass buttons. Maker label inside with WD stamps and ‘Q’ for 1940, marked as a size 15 which is quite large. Each sleeve has the printed insignia consisting of Home Guard titles and county designations HTS/5 which was the Harpenden battalion. This blouse is in exceptional condition, very clean throughout and no obvious damage or moth, hard to better
Early Battle Dress, Blouse, Serge, 1940, Large Early pattern of BD blouse with unlined collar and concealed brass buttons. Maker label inside with WD stamps and ‘Q’ for 1940, marked as a size 15 which is quite large. Each sleeve has the printed insignia consisting of Home Guard titles and county designations HTS/5 which was the Harpenden battalion. This blouse is in exceptional condition, very clean throughout and no obvious damage or moth, hard to better. In one of the pockets is a creased and folded leaflet on rifle training dated 1943, in poor condition but included with the jacket.
Early Battledress, 1939, Royal Engineers, 8 Corps A very early example of the Battle Dress Blouses, Serge, clear maker label by Rego Clothiers and dated 1939. Printed shoulder titles for Royal Engineers, printed formation signs for 8 Corps, with felt arm of service strips and woven pips for Lieutenant. Very good used condition.
Early Canvas Motorcyclist’s Helmet, 1940 Proofed tan canvas helmet, similar to flying gear but this model is for motorcyclists, WD stamps inside with Q for 1940. Very good used condition but with some slight marks, B+N mark on one ear flap, small holes to lining at rear
Early Issue Boot Brush, 1917, Named Standard type boot brush, good condition, maker and issue marks with 'ADMY' for Admiralty, dated 1917. Also has the name 'G MANDAM' stamped on one side, online searching show a K49082 George Edward Mandam from Hull serving at the end of WW1 on HM Ships Neptune and Hercules.
Early Light Pattern Respirator In Bag, Named A good early example of the light gas mask, the rubber being maker marked and dated JB 12/42 and the metal voicemitter part dated 9/1942. The filter and the bag are both dated 01/44. Still retaining one of the cork stoppers to prevent water/dirt etc getting into the filter, plus the anti dimming tin and cloth in the bottom of the bag. This has a soldier’s name etc on the strap in ink, 14448422 Murphy T. Very good condition overall, hard to find one that hasn’t been converted for post war Civil Defence use.
Early Mess Tins for 37 Pattern Pre war type aluminium mess tins for the 1937 pattern equipment, differing slightly from WW2 types in shape and construction. These have welded handle brackets, the handles are steel and slightly longer that the later types, they also have a reinforcing bar to hold them in the brackets. matched set with clear maker marks 'S&H Ltd, 1939'. Good used condition, some pitting and blackening from use, large tin has the base bowed out slighly.
Early Mess Tins, 1938 Issue mess tins for the 1937 pattern equipment, carried in the small pack. Clear maker marks NCJ Ltd, 1938, they differ slightly from the WW2 made types.
Early Type Aluminium Mess Tins, Indian Made Scarce example of the pre war pattern mess tins designed for the 37 pattern equipment. Both clearly stamped with maker marks, B.N. Sehgal & Bros, New Delhi and dated 1940, also with acceptance stamps above. Very good used condition
Early WW2 Leather Jerkin, 1939, Named Good example of the brown leather jerkin with khaki Serge lining. Makers label dated 1939 with R over WD stamp. Also named in pen ‘HARVEY’ and with a 1942 pass for this soldier, 2613173 Gdsn Harvey L, HQ Coy, Grenadier Guards
Economy Printed Corporal Stripes Good clean condition, appear unused. *Only one left*
Economy Printed Lance Corporal Stripes Small quantity from stores, appear unused. Price is for one stripe
Economy Printed Sergeants Stripes Near matched pair of of printed type chevrons for Sergeants, appear unused
Ekin. Additional pics
Ekin. Additional pics Sample pics of some research
Electrically Heated Flying Glove Liners Type D liners, slightly mismatched pair with different maker labels. Black outer with fleece lining, and press stud connectors. Good used condition but with some slight damage
Energa Drill Round, 1954 Practice/drill example of the Energa rifle grenade AT 94 Mk2, black painted with yellow band and white lettering, dated 5-54. One fin broken off but otherwise in good used condition, tail unscrews from body, approx 35cms long. *COMPLETELY INERT*
Eyeshields, Anti Gas MkII, Pack 1 Original card box of eyeshields, dated 1940, with soldiers name and number in pen on the back. Contains several pairs of Google’s but they’re stuck in place, might come out with a little work
Eyeshields, Anti Gas, MkII, Pack 2 Original card box of eyeshields dated 1940 with printed instructions on the back, also has the soldiers name written on the packet and on some of the goggles. Five sets still inside, overall good used condition but the card packet is split at the seams
First Pattern Jungle Boots Early example of the jungle boots that appeared with 1944 pattern clothing. Differing from the later type in that they are in brown canvas and have standard lace eyelets, not speed lacing. Maker marked inside BATA 1945, size 9. Overall in very good condition, the only flaw is the rubber seal between upper and sole has deteriorated slightly in places, also, although the laces are period, they are not quite long enough to go to the top.
Folding Field Cooker & Fuel Tin Small folding stove with locking disk and tin containing fuel tablets (three remaining). Issued in WW2 as part of the British Army field rations for the individual soldier, and usually carried in the small pack. Very good used condition, with some wear and rust marks. Hard to find complete example.
Formation Sign, 6th Armoured Div, silk woven WW2 period silk woven patch, thought to be of Itallian manufacture, it differs to the more common bevo type that appeared immediatly post war. Rfu, small tear to top rhs.
Formation Sign, 7th Armoured Div Immediate post war version, silk woven, possibly German manufacture.
Formation Sign, 7th Armoured Div, Brabant Late WW2 sign in distinctive Brabant weave, vgc, rfu, small tear to bottom rhs.
Friends Ambulance Unit Kit Bag Military style brown kit bag with painted markings for the Friends Ambulance Unit. Good used condition, some period repairs. The FAU was a Quaker organisation that worked along side the miltary in war zones to help provide civilian relief. For more info see: http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Friends/fauTC.html#TC and http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Friends/fau05.html
German Army Issue Spoon, 1941 Original WW2 issue from the KFS set, maker mark FGBM and dated 41 with eagle. Good used condition but with some slight marks
German M1917 Gas Mask *2 WW1 period leather mask in good used condition but with overall wear, straps cut and part missing. Some stamps visible inside. No filter
German M1917 Gas Mask *3 WW1 period leather mask in good used condition but with overall wear and damage to straps. No filter
German M1917 Gas Mask in Tin Additional Pics
German M1917 Gas Mask in Tin, Named WW1 period leather mask in good used condition but with overall wear etc, in it’s original tin with soldiers name painted to the bottom. Filter repainted at some time
GR Pint Beer Glass Original 1930s/40s period pint glass with official Weight & Measures PINT/GR/301 etched on the side. Very good used condition
Grenadier Guards Squad Photo 1940 Large framed and glazed photo titled 'Cpl. Mumberson's Squad, 17th Coy. Grenadier Guards. Nov. 1940', named underneath. Very good condition, approx 39.5x30.5cms. Fairly heavy, nearly 1kg when packed. Two of the soldiers named in the picture are possibly caualties of the Italian campaign, W. Haynes and B. Baldwin, more research needed.
Groundsheet/Cape in Green, Belstaff, 1953 Standard economy type cape in green proofed fabric, not the rubberised version. Maker marked BELSTAFF and dated 1953 with various other stamps. Very good used condition but with some slight marks from storage, also this is very stiff from drying out.
GS Cap, REME Khaki wool General Service cap fitted with an economy plastic cap badge for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, badge has a Perspex backing. Maker marked S&P Harris Ltd and dated 1944, soldiers initials and numbers added in indelible pencil. Has a few small holes but otherwise a nice example
Heavy Canvas Chagul, 1943 Natural canvas bladder with carry strap and tie neck closure, instructions and maker details printed on the side, SNAB 1943. Very good condition, appears unused, possibly Indian made
Heer Belt & Buckle Black leather belt with alloy buckle, maker marked and dated 1942, size marked as 110. Very good used condition, some extra holes have been punched in the leather
HMSO Booklet, Arctic War Norways Role on the Northern Front. HMSO publication, 1945, 64pp with numerous photos. In good used condition but rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Battle Of Britain An Air Ministry Account of the Great Days from 8th August to 31st October 1940. HMSO publication, 1941, 34pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples, wear to spine. Period cartoon from newspaper added to inside cover. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Battle of the Atlantic The official account of the fight against the U-Boats 1939-1945. HMSO publication, 1946, 104pp with some maps. In good used condition, rust to staples,cover loose. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Before We Go Back A Pictorial Record of Norway's Fight against Nazism, both inside and outside the Country. Scarce edition. HMSO publication, 1944, 64pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Build the Ships The Official Story of Shipyards in Wartime. Scarce edition. HMSO publication, 1946, 64pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples, small tear to bottom of back few pages. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Charting the Seas 'Charting the Seas in Peace and War', the story of the Hydrographic department of the Admiralty over a hundred and fifty years, 1795-1945. HMSO publication, 1947, 24pp with photos and illustrations. In good used condition, rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Coastal Command The Air Ministry Account of the part played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942. HMSO publication, 1942, 144pp with numerous photos. In good used condition. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, East of Malta, West of Suez The Admiralty account of the Naval War in the Eastern Mediteranean: Sept 1939 to March 1941. HMSO publication, 1943, 64pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, His Majesty's Minesweepers HM Minesweepers, prepared for the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information. HMSO publication, 1943, 62pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples, cover loose. Period cartoon from newspaper added to inside cover. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Mediterranean Fleet... ...Greece to Tripoli. The Admiralty Account of Naval Operations: April 1941 to January 1943. HMSO publication, 1944, 96pp with numerous photos. In good used condition but rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Merchantmen at War The official story of the Merchant Navy: 1939-1944. HMSO publication, 1944, 144pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples, covers loose, slight water marks to bottom edges. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Queen Wilhelmina's Navy A short account of Dutch naval activity since the invasion of Holland. HMSO publication, 1944, 24pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples. A period cartoon from a newspaper has been added to the inside cover. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Report on the USAAF Second Report of the Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces to the Secretary of War. HMSO publication, 1945, 96pp with numerous photos. In good used condition but rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Roof Over Britain The officail story of the AA defences, 1939-1942. HMSO publication, 1943, 88pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Target Germany The USAAFs Official Story of the 8th Bomber Commands First Year Over Europe. HMSO publication, 1944, 120pp with numerous photos. In good used condition but rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, There's Freedom in the Air The Official Story of the Allied Air Forces from the Occupied Countries. Scarce edition. HMSO publication, 1944, 36pp with numerous photos. In good used condition, rust to staples. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, Transport Goes To War The official Story of British Transport, 1939-1942. HMSO publication, 1942, 80pp with numerous photos. In good used condition but rust to staples, outer covers loose. FREE UK POSTAGE
HMSO Booklet, United States Navy Report covering Combat Operations up to March 1, 1944. Published by the US Navy Dept, reprinted by HMSO publication, 1944, 78pp, mostly text with charts to rear. In good used condition. FREE UK POSTAGE
Home Guard Ammunition Pouches Near matched pair of special pattern webbing ammo pouches, maker marked H&S Ltd and dated 1942. Very good used condition
Home Guard Belt Sleeve Webbing sleeve with two buckles to enable the 03 leather belt to be worn with cross straps. Very good used condition, feint maker marks and dated 1941
Home Guard Webbing Sleeve & 03 Belt Webbing sleeve with two buckles attached to an 03 leather belt, as found. Some slight marks to the leather but otherwise in very good used condition, feint maker marks on the webbing, MECo and dated 1942, belt is BH&G and dated 1940. Measures approx 36” at last hole.
Indian Air Formation Signals Grouping An original WW2 set of insignia comprising a pair of slip on shoulder titles for Royal Signals, facing pair of Indian Air Formation Signals formation signs, a pair of locally made arm of service strips, and a blue lanyard. AFS played a vital role in Burma by keeping forward troops in contact with air support and essential supply drops.
Indian Army Chaplis Brown leather issue sandals or chaplis with metal plates on the soles, maker marked BATA and dated 1944, also marked 7 which is possibly the size. Very good used condition
Indian Battledress Blouse Typical Indian made 37 pattern BD jacket, unfortunately not in top condition with various areas of damage, internal pockets have been removed but suitable for mannequin or other display purposes. Lieutenant pips to epaulettes, and stitching from removed insignia on the sleeves. Possible restoration project or good starter piece
Indian Battledress, 11th East Africa Division A nice clean example of an Indian made BD with insignia for a senior NCO in an East African regiment. Indian made embroidered slip on titles, SEAC shoulder titles in metal wire on black felt, printed formation signs and embroidered rank on the lower sleeves for WO2, there are also medal ribbons indicating service in Burma. Maker mark inside for SHAH, date looks like 1945, the buckle also has a maker mark and date of 1943. Shoulder pads have also been added
Indian Grey Shirt Scarce grey pullover shirt in cotton Aertex type material, flat steel buttons, typical Indian factory stamps, dated 2-43. Very good condition overall but with some slight marks and stains from storage, the epaulettes have also been removed.
Indian Water Bottle Cradle, 1942 37 pattern cradle of Indian manufacture with buckle closure and dark green blanco, the metalwork has also been blackened. No clear maker marks but the buckles are stamped and dated 1942. Good used condition
Indian Water Bottle Cradle, 1942 37 pattern cradle of Indian manufacture with press stud closure and green blanco, feint maker marks, looks like Bata 1942, also with Indian ordnance stamp. Good used condition
Indian Water Bottle Cradle, 1943 37 pattern cradle of Indian manufacture with buckle closure and light blanco, clear maker marks AEF and dated 1943. Good used condition
Interwar Blues Tunic, Dorset Regiment Pre-War blues with high collar fitted insignia for the Dorset Regt, regimental brass buttons and WO rank to right cuff. Illegible name in ink inside the right sleeve, E. A. A..d……s, 2nd Dorset Regt. Medal ribbons for 14 Star Trio, IGS, and LSGC. Numerous moth nips unfortunately but still a fairly nice tunic
Interwar SD Tunic, Lt. Col. Clean example of a pre-war Service Dress jacket to an unidentified Lieutenant Colonel with an impressive medal ribbon bar including Military Cross, Military Medal and MiD from WW1, no doubt promoted from the ranks after his MM. Also saw service in India. Overall in very good clean condition apart from one hole on the front fly which looks like a cigarette burn. There is also a code number inside the sleeve lining, AL-1-Y, 0829, possibly a tailor’s mark.
Issue Bakelite Shaving Brush Economy type brush as issued from mid WW2, this example maker marked LENC and dated 1945. Appears unused
Issue Boot Brush 1926 Standard type boot brush, good condition with clear maker marks and date 1926. Also has the soldiers number stamped on one side, looks like 1254368.
Issue Boot Brush, 1940 Standard type boot brush, good condition with clear maker marks and date 1940.
Issue Machete, Indian Type Steel blade with wooden slab handles in it’s brown leather case. Feint maker stamps on black, case has typical Indian stamps and dated 1945.
Jungle GS Cap & Insignia, Lancashire Fusiliers Indian made GS cap in JG material with insignia for the Lancs Fusiliers. Primrose hackle behind a cloth flash fixed to the cap with press studs. Also comes with associated insignia from the same soldier, metal and cloth titles which look locally made, dog tags and rank chevrons for Corporal. Also a small photo of a group of LF soldiers in India/Burma
KD Cord Cavalry Breeches, Indian Made Mounted pattern jodhpurs of Indian manufacture with FFD pocket on the rear right hip, corded KD type material with makers stamps inside with other numbers, 4S and 13 which possibly refer to sizing, the circular date stamp is unclear, alloy buttons with maker name and date 1937. Very good used condition
KD Helmet Cover #3 KD cover for the solar helmet, clear date and maker stamps inside, 'JG 1941', very good condition, appears unused. Free Post.
KD Helmet Cover #4 KD cover for the solar helmet, clear date and maker stamps inside, 'JG 1941', very good condition, appears unused. Free Post.
KD Service Dress & Breeches, Additional Pics
KD Service Dress & Breeches, Maj.Gen. R.E. Ekin Lighter weight khaki SD tunic and trousers with cord breeches belonging to an officer with an impressive career. Mentioned in dispatches twice in WW1 and again in twice WW2, once for organising the evacuation of the Burma Corps across the Chindwin River in March 1942. He also had inter war service on the North West Frontier. He was instrumental in setting up the Indian Army Junior Commanders School. Also in this lot are two red bands, slightly tapered, more like a cuff than an armband.
Khaki FS Cap, Somerset L.I. Field Service cap in smooth khaki cloth, fitted with a small pattern Somerset Light Infantry cap badge and GS buttons, the buttons have been sewn on upside down in error. Overall this is in very good used condition but due to sweat/grease marks inside has no visible maker marks, size, or dates visible. Measures approx 11”/28cm along the bottom edge.
Khaki SD Tunic, Indian Armoured Corps Indian made officer’s Service Dress with white metal plain buttons associated with cavalry units, Major’s rank crowns and wm shoulder titles, IAC. Ribbons for 39-45 and Burma Stars, with Defence Medal above left pocket. To each sleeve local made insignia for 17th Indian Infantry Division. 18th Cavalry we’re attached to this division in 1945. In the pocket there is a theatre ticket for London in 1946.
Khaki Wool Jumper Other ranks wool pullover in worn condition, several snags and pulls as pictured. No label present but correct colour for WW2. Good pack filler
Kit Bag Lock Hinged brass hasp for securing the kitbag, loops through eyelets at the top of the bag, with hole for attaching a padlock. Same pattern used for most of the 20th century.
Large Collapsible Water Container, 1945 Large capacity canvas water bottle with shoulder strap, maker marked W & G and dated 1945, black composite lid. Very good used condition
Late War Bergan Rucksack, 1944 Later type in green with waterproof lining. This is probably one of the best I’ve seen in near mint condition with all straps in place and uncut. No clear date inside but the frame is stamped 1944
LCC Pencils x3 Three local government issue pencils, marked LCC. The Made in Bavaria stamp would indicate 1930s manufacture. I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Leather Jerkin Small size jerkin, SIZE 1 stencilled in black in the back. Overall in good used condition, the collar has been stitched down above the top button, buttons look like period replacements.
Leather Jerkin, Camouflaged A very clean example of the brown leather jerkin with green camouflage spray applied. Clear maker label marked Size 2 and dated Dec 1942, also with O over WD stamp and owner’s initials in pencil, DAM.
Light Respirator in Case, named RN Commando Fairly complete set with bag, mask, ointment, anti dim, sealing corks etc. Named on the inside of the lid to S/Lt R.G. Braybrooke R.N.V.R. Online search shows him as being awarded the OBE whilst serving with U Commando. Overall good condition some wear and splits to rubber, one lense cracked, most parts dated 1943 or early 1944.
Luftwaffe Belt Leather, 1940 Good condition leather with maker marks and dated 1940, also has LBA number, steel clip has maker D&C, size marked as 090
M1 Carbine Pouch, Malayan Emergency Scarce triple magazine pouch for the M1 Carbine. Locally made in green canvas with quick release tabs, compatible with 44 pattern equipment. Good used condition but with some slight marks from use and storage.
Manchester Regt Dress Cap Additional Pics
Manchester Regt Dress Cap Interwar period cap with silvered cap badge and gilt regimental buttons, makers label inside. For some reason the red piping has been covered with tape to match the rest of the cap
Manchester Regt Side Cap Interwar period cap with silvered badge and s/g regimental buttons, silk lined with tailor’s label. Good used condition but with slight damage and some marks from storage.
Marine Royal Artillery Battledress Originally badged BD jacket, early 40 Austerity pattern with double interior pockets, clear maker label, size 16 dated 1942 and WD stamp with O. Red backed pips for Lieutenant to epaulettes, to each sleeve RA arm of service strips and silk woven formation signs for Maritime RA. These units served on Defence Equipped Merchant Ships. Overall good condition, displays well on a bust but unfortunately has numerous small moth holes
Military Issue Towel in JG, Indian Made Large pattern towel that came with some Officer’s kit, pale green colour typical of late war Indian ‘jungle’ items. Maker code and date stamps in bottom corner, looks like 1945
Military Type Canoe, From MoD Stores This appears to be of a military pattern and the previous owner had got it in the 1970s from store buildings at an MoD site in Bath. He said it was not in brilliant condition and had it recovered, although some of the original grey paint can still be seen on the bottom runners. I have read up a bit on WW2 canoes and it appears that there were numerous patterns and variations, and much of the research and development took place at the Admiralty in Bath, the same buildings that this example came from. I'm sure a bit more digging could find the exact model but it has similar lines to the Mk1, it measures approx 15'1'' long, and 32'' across. Collection only, more pics available
Military Type Canoe, From MoD Stores This appears to be of a military pattern and the previous owner had got it in the 1970s from store buildings at an MoD site in Bath. He said it was not in brilliant condition and had it recovered, although some of the original grey paint can still be seen on the bottom runners. I have read up a bit on WW2 canoes and it appears that there were numerous patterns and variations, and much of the research and development took place at the Admiralty in Bath, the same buildings that this example came from. I'm sure a bit more digging could find the exact model but it has similar lines to the Mk1, it measures approx 15'1'' long, and 32'' across. Collection only, more pics available
Mills No5 Mk1, Complete A good used example with all parts, maker marks on the brass base plug, M&Co/L and dated 11/1916. Has been painted white at some point to be used for drill/training. Completely inert.
MkI Basic Pouch Converted from 08 Type Originally this one started life as a Pouch, basic, W.E. Patt. ‘08, and has been modified by replacing both the upper 4-bar buckle patch and the belt hook patch, cartridge loops have also been removed. Maker marked MECo and dated 1938.
MkI* British Helmet with Rough Finish, 1938 A WW1 period Brodie shell with maker mark HV 538 that was refurbished in the late 1930s by the addition of the new type liner, new type chin strap and mounts. Liner is maker marked JCS&W Ltd 1938, size 7. The inside still shows the original satin paint, the outer shell has been over painted with the rough Matt paint. Good used condition overall but with scratches and light rust marks, small damage on chinstrap.
MkII Basic Pouch Converted from ‘08 Type Originally this one started life as a Pouch, basic, W.E. Patt. ‘08, and has been modified by replacing both the upper 4-bar buckle patch and the belt hook patch, ink marks on reverse from original stitch positions. Maker marked and dated 1938.
MkII Basic Pouch, 1940 Standard MkII pouch from the 1937 pattern equipment set, maker marked L&E and dated 1940. Good used condition with original blanco remaining
MkII Basic Pouch, 1940 Standard MkII pouch from the 1937 pattern equipment set, maker marked MW&S and dated 1940. Good used condition with original blanco remaining and soldiers number stencilled to back.
MkII Steel Helmet, RE, Beach Group, Overpaint Standard MkII helmet, early type liner marked '6 3/4, BMB, I/1939', shell stamped 'JSS 1939'. To the left side a painted flash of the Royal Engineers, the outer shell has had a darker khaki overpaint at some time, under this you can make out the white band from use in a Beach Group unit, you can also see where it has previously been fitted with a net. Overall in very good condition, complete with its original chin strap.
MkIII Helmet, Unit Marked, 10th Royal Hussars A good used example of a late war MkIII helmet with hand painted insignia to each side, stylised Prince of Wales feathers with XRH below, it also has an F in a square to the front. Liner marked as size 7 by JCS&W, date partially obscured but possibly 43 or 45. Overall surface pitting
MkIII Helmet, XRH, Additional Pics Close up of insignia
Modified Holster for 14 Pattern Equipment, attributed Officers pistol holster modified by the addition of straps from an ammunition pouch to make it compatible with 14 pattern equipment. Named inside the flap to ADH Simpson, Royal Naval Division and attributed to Sub.Lt. A.D.H. Simpson, Nelson Battaion, RND. Wounded in France 23/04/1917. Very good used condition, holster is dated 1914, added strap has a feint maker marks and dated 1915. I have some research available which I can email to you.
Monsoon Cape in Jungle Green Late war Indian pattern ‘monsoon’ cape in dark grey/green material, front arm vents and tie tapes, buttons are a mixture of coconut type and grey/green plastic. Maker marked and dated 1945. Very good order
Monsoon Cape Liner Additional Pics, note small damage area
Monsoon Cape Liner Scarce liner for the cape in double layered shirt material, one side in khaki, the other in grey. Buttons into the monsoon cape with corresponding arm holes etc. Size marked ‘LARGE’ with maker mark ‘SHAH’ and dated 5-43. Very good order apart from a few holes in one section of the khaki side
Monsoon Sou’wester Hat, Burma used One of the strangest items that I’ve had for a while. Made in the style of a naval sou’wester hat but in khaki canvas, possibly kit bag or tent material. I got this from an estate sale with other items and the family told me their fathers unit had these made in Burma in the monsoon season
Motorcyclist/Drivers Leather Gauntlets #1 Light tan leather gauntlets worn by motorcyclists and drivers of various vehicles, WD and feint maker marks inside. Very good used condition
Motorcyclist/Drivers Leather Gauntlets #3 Light tan leather gauntlets worn by motorcyclists and drivers of various vehicles, WD and feint maker marks inside. Very good condition, appear unused
Motorcyclists/Drivers Leather Gauntlets, German Army Used Light tan leather gauntlets as worn by motorcyclists and drivers of various vehicles, Feint WD marks inside, also with a German soldier’s name and number written in indelible pencil. Very good used condition
Naval Action Ration Small pocket sized tin marked 'Naval Action Ration'. Thses tins contained high energy barley sugar sweets. Good condition.
Naval Pattern Clasp Knife Alloy grips with blade and marlin spike, complete with it’s original lanyard. Unclear Sheffield maker marks on one side, dated 1943 on the other, number 6(or 9) on the spike, and initials MBC scratched on the side. Overall in good used condition but with some slight pitting and marks, 2mm at tip removed and could probably do with a clean. *PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED*
Next Show: STONELEIGH MILITARIA 28/01/24 The next big show I’ll be stalling at will be at Stoneleigh in January. I’ll be there on Saturday setting up
No.5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet, Radcliffe No5 Mk1 bayonet produced for the No5 Mk1 rifle and later for the Sterling SMG. Maker marked N187 for Radcliffe. Good used condition but with some faults, the grips are worn and the spring in the retaining button is missing. The early type scabbard has been fitted with a 44 pattern webbing frog which has been folded in such a way so as to make it sit higher on the belt. *PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED*
Oak Tea Tray, St. Dunstans Solid oak tray with brass handles which have the logo of St. Dunstans which was set up in WW1 to help rehabilitate blinded servicemen.
Officers Acoutrements Tin, Somerset L.I. Additional Photos
Officers Acoutrements Tin, Somerset L.I. Metal tin containing items to an officer of the Somerset Light Infantry. The tin has a brass maker/supplier plaque to the front 'Douglas, New Bond Street, Bath', and another to the lid, 'W. Barrett, Esq, 2nd Somerset Rgt.', the interior lined with crimson velvet. Contains a pair of bullion shoulder rank epaulettes for Lt. Col. with screw post buttons, a collar for a dress tunic with bullion tresse and high quality collar badges, 14 regimental buttons and sword belt with knot. All in very good condition, all of the buttons are Jennens & Co, London.
Officers Battledress Blouse, Hampshire Regt. Original WW2 British made battledress blouse, clear maker label and dated 1944. 1940/Austerity pattern and modified for wear by an officer of the 7th Bn, The Hampshire Regiment in the 43rd (Wessex) Division. Three worsted red backed pips on each shoulder for Captain, printed regimental titles and formation sign with two red felt arm of service strips below. Very good overall condition.
Officers Folding Canvas Bucket Part of the officers private puchase field equipment, a heavy canvas collapsable bucket. This has been personalised with the officers name 'Major W. G. Edwards'. Very good condition.
Officers Leather Swagger Stick Leather bound stick as carried by officers in the British Army. Good used condition, approx 605mm long.
Officers Service Dress Trousers, Unusual Cut Officers SD trousers in an unusual cut, almost like the plus four type but with a full leg, more in the ski or sports trousers style with buttoned flaps over the pockets, tapering leg with foot styrups and buckle waist adjusters. Very good used condition but with an old period repair to the right leg.
Officers Shirt #2 Standard Officers shirt, pullover the head type for use with detacheable collars(not included). A good example of WW2 austerity 'Make Do & Mend'. Several areas of repair to front and cuffs, the back has been shortened to provide extra material for this. Measures approx 22ins/56cms across chest under arms.
Officers Trunk, 56 Div Signals Additional pics
Officers Trunk, 56 Div Signals Additional pics
Officers Trunk, 56 Div Signals Metal trunk containing items belonging to an officer of the Royal Signals, 56 Division. All items attributed to Lt. F. A. Stone, comprising SD and KD Jackets, coloured side cap, greatcoat, battledress and trousers, (map/fad pockets removed), also his medals with mention in despatches oakleaf, tin of spare badges, some paperwork and miscelaneous items of equipment as per pics. The 10 Lire note was folded in the bottom of the greatcoat pocket. A heavy item, approx 30kg so postage will be expensive, collection/viewing welcome, cantact me for exact shipping price, will vary depending on location.
Officer’s Bed Roll/Valise, 1943, RAF Original WW2 British bed roll in brown canvas with dark blue blanket lining. Maker marked McNamara Motors Ltd and dated 1943 with officers name written in a couple of places, F/O H.V.Peters with Taunton home address. Overall in very good used condition but with some slight marks etc from use, some mothing to blanket lining
Officer’s Bed Roll/Valise, 1944 Original WW2 British bed roll in brown canvas with dark blue blanket lining. Maker marked TFFS and dated 1944 with officers name and initials written in a couple of places, D. J. Eales, who served with the Royal Engineers. Overall in very good used condition but with some slight marks etc from use, some mothing to blanket lining. *HEAVY ITEM*. Please check for overseas postage
Officer’s Bedford Cord Breeches Good quality breeches with high waste and back with button fly and lace ties at the knees. Buttons are maker marked Army & Navy stores. No other labels present but came with other items from the 1930s. Good used condition but with some slight marks and a few moth nips
Officer’s Brown Leather Field Boots, 1944, Large Original late war high leg boots in brown pebbled leather with double buckle and lace fastening. Maker marked John White with date 1944, UK size 9. These have had a rubber sole and heel added but appear to be unworn, overall in mint condition.
Officer’s Commode Seat, Indian Made Scarce piece from private purchase camp equipment furniture set. Wooden frame with lift up lid, maker marked Elgin Mills CoLd, Cawnpore. Underneath is a white enamel latrine bucket with double lid. Very good used condition but with some slight marks from use. Measures approx 40x43x45cms. *THIS IS A HEAVY ITEM. PLEASE CHECK POSTAGE COSTS AND OPTIONS BEFORE PURCHASE*
Officer’s Folding Bed in Case Additional pictures, see split to canvas, and Officer’s info. *HEAVY ITEM. PLEASE ASK FOR POSTAGE PRICES FIRST*
Officer’s Folding Bed in case, Interesting Unit Standard wooden X frame folding bed with canvas top, some stamps on the cross braces ‘CA275’, possibly of Indian origin. Housed in what I think is an aerial case, repurposed by this officer with his name, unit id number and colour code on the side. There were several men with the name ‘D.H. Evans’ in the Army List but the unit code identifies this as an RASC unit within 40th Division, a deception force that operated in Sicily and Italy. Later in the campaign taking over some railway transportation and communications duties. *HEAVY ITEM. PLEASE ASK FOR POSTAGE PRICES FIRST*
Officer’s SD Cap, Royal Engineers, Indian Made Nice example of a khaki service dress cap, Indian tailors label inside and fitted with RE buttons and locally made cast cap badge on a slider.
Officer’s SD Cap, Royal Engineers, Indian Made Nice example of a standard service dress cap from an Indian tailor, diamond label inside on silky lining, sweatband marked ‘Real Calf Leather’. Fitted with an Indian type cast brass cap badge with slider that has had a bronze finish applied and bronze RE pattern buttons on the leather chin strap. Good condition overall but with a few small holes
Officer’s Travel Holdall 2 Gurkha Rifles Introduced late in WW2 for officers to carry essentials whilst in transit. Strong handles with zip closure, clear maker mark, CP Ltd and dated 45, also with officer’s details written in pen, MAJOR H.A. COOKE, 10 GURKHA RIFLES. Very good used condition but with some slight marks from use.
Officer’s Travel Holdall Bag 1 Introduced late in WW2 for officers to carry essentials whilst in transit. Strong handles with zip closure, feint maker marks and dated 45, also with the owners name in pen on the side, N.E.JEFFERY. good used condition
Other Ranks Shirt, Indian made Standard khaki wool pullover shirt with two chest pockets and epaulettes, appears to be of Indian manufacture with feint stamps inside, this has also had a cotton collar attached. Measures approx 23” across the chest.
Oxf & Bucks MC extra pics Research papers
Oxf & Bucks SD Tunic, MC Winner, Italy Pre war pattern Officer’s SD tunic with insignia to a Colonel in the Green Jackets Brigade complete with high quality padded parachute qualification badge. Research of the unique medal ribbon combination shows that this belonged to P.G. Thompson, initially commissioned into the Oxf & Bucks LI In 1939 he served with 2/6th Queen’s in Italy, winning the Military Cross in April 1945 during operations on the Argenta Gap. Details of his military service include an attachment to the Ghanaian Army during which time they were part of the UN mission to the Congo
Pagri Flash for 16th Lancers Silk woven flash worn by the 16th Lancers, in regimental colours of red and blue with a central gold/yellow stripe. Very good condition, appears unused. Measures approx 2.5x2”
Pagri Flash for RIASC Silk woven flash worn by the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, in unit colours. Very good condition, appears unused. Measures approx 4x2” when unfolded
Pagri Flash for the Leicestershire Regt Silk woven flash worn by the Leicestershire Regiment, in regimental colours. Very good condition, appears unused. Measures approx 3.5x2”
Parachute Regiment Title Scarce variant of the WW2 type shoulder title, embroidered dark blue letters on light blue. Very good used condition, rfu
Parachute Troops Knee Pads Original unissued stock, maker marked and dated 1943. These were part of the early parachute troops equipment but deemed unnecessary due to the better performance of the X Type chutes. Very good condition with only slight marks from storage.
Pegasus Formation Sign A good WW2 embroidered example, slightly different version with thin backing cloth. Very good used condition, rfu
Powdered Milk Ration Larger size tin marked on lid, A&B Sweetened Milk Powder, 10 oz, 3/45. Very good condition, still sealed
Pre War Gordon Highlanders Kilt Heavy quality military issue kilt in Gordon’s tartan, two buckles and tabs added the the edge for adjustment, and small metal hook and eye on the top edge. Stitch marks remaining from paper label, WD stamp on lining with T for 1937. Very good used condition. Measures approx 18” across waist when flat but will go bigger
Pre WW2 Aluminium Mess Tins, 1939 A matched pair of the first type mess tins designed for the 37 Pattern equipment. Aluminium body with blackened steel handles held in place with a riveted aluminium plate, both stamped S&H Ltd 1939. The handles are longer than the later patterns and the tin body has much squarer corners. Both in very good used condition.
Private Purchase Battledress Blouse Made in a 37/40 pattern style with forget patches and woven rank insignia for Brigadier. Medal ribbons for OBE, 39-45 and Italy Stars and Defence Medal. Good clean example and in a fairly large size, but with a few small moth nips here and there.
Private Purchase Battledress Blouse Good quality tailor made blouse in 37/40 style to a Lieutenant Colonel in 21st Army Group. Red gorget patches with embroidered rank insignia and printed formation signs for 21st Army Group. Good clean example
Private Purchase Battledress Trousers Fine quality BD trousers, privately tailored as 37 pattern, better quality material similar to US War Aid. Brown plastic buttons throughout, the ones for braces are on the outside too. Very good/excellent condition, 'Martin' written on the waistband.
Private Purchase Map Case Interwar/WW2 small type map case as preferred by armoured, mounted, and airborne troops. Very good used condition but with some loose stitching around the celluloid panel. Complete with its brass clip and leather shoulder strap
Private Purchase Mug and Stove Compact mug containing an alcohol burner and stand. Very good used condition, came with some Officer’s camp kit
Private Purchase Pyjama Top, CC41 Blue/white striped pyjama top with CC41 wartime economy label. Very good condition, appears unused with some slight marks and creases from storage. Came with some officers kit. Size is M/L, approx 24”across the chest.
Private Purchase RTR Rainproof Beret An unusual version of the black tank beret with maker logo ‘Beretmac’ and ‘Rainproof, 100% Wool, Made in England’. Standard government pattern and fitted with a white metal RTR cap badge. Good used condition. Size marked as 6 3/4
RA Officers Housewife, Badges etc Group of items belonging to an officer in the Royal Artillery. Housewife sewing kit with spare buttons and insignia, felt for arm of service strips, pips etc. Two KD belts for the bush jacket, one named Miscampbell, I believe that this officer was comissioned from the ranks.
Radio Strap with Loops Cross strap with extra loops for the radio ground spike, good condition but a bit grubby, feint stamps but only stores code YA1532 is visible
Radio Strap with Loops, 1942 Cross strap with extra loops for the radio ground spike, very good condition with maker marks MECo and dated 1942, also has stores code YA1532
RAF Fork, 1940 Standard issue fork, maker marked Mappin & Webb and dated 1940, also has the Air Ministry crown with AM
RAF Officer’s Tunic, Additional Pics Details of ribbons, field book, etc
RAF Officer’s Tunic, with Gallantry Awards Good quality Officer’s tunic named on the tailor’s label to Sqd. Leader Cawthorn, impressive set of ribbons to the left breast. Cawthorn served in WW1 with the Northumberland Fusiliers and transferred to the RAF in the 1920s. Also comes with his RAF pocket book with notes, his dog tags, and some spare buttons etc.
RASC Kitbag & Personal Effects Black WW2 type bag painted with the soldiers name and number, T169390 R.T. Leatherland, also has the unit ID number 22399 with colour code bars on the other side. Contents include 37 pattern belt, two brushes, empty gas ointment tin, bakelite button stick, Corporal’s armband, Durex condom(deteriorated) and some paperwork, exercise book(blank), driving licence, driver’s standing orders, and a small calendar showing that owner landed in Normandy in August 1944.
RASC Kitbag etc, Additional Pictures Various items
Ration Treacle Pudding Larger size tin marked on lid and side, TREACLE PUDDING, H.J.H. Co Ltd, 3/45, with cooking instructions. Still sealed and in good condition.
REME Arm Of Service Strips Three colour strip for Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, embroidered on felt with paste back, uncut pair as issued.
Replica P38 with Holster, Blank Firing 8mm blank firing replica of a WW2 P38 pistol complete with two magazines and copy hard shell holster. In good order. UK ONLY AND OVER 18s, PROOF OF AGE WILL BE REQUIRED. UNDER THE VCR ACT 2007 THE BUYER MUST ALSO BE A MEMBER OF A RECOGNISED RE-ENACTMENT GROUP, A MUSEUM OR FILM/THEATRE COMPANY, PROOF OF THIS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED.
RIASC Large Wedding Photo Large mounted wedding photo showing two officers of the RIASC in the group, both appear to be wearing KD uniform. Appears to be c1920s and taken in India, photographer is Mela Ram & Sons, Peshawar and Cherat. Good overall condition, some slight marks and stains, approx 46x35.5cms
Rifle Brigade Pen Blotter #1 Discs of green cloth, with black edging, probably from old uniforms, fitted with a black horn button of the Rifle Brigade. Used to clean ink from the nib of a pen. Approx 3.5ins/9cms across. Free UK postage.
Rifle Brigade Pen Blotter #2 Discs of green cloth, with black edging, probably from old uniforms, fitted with a large black metal button of the Rifle Brigade. Used to clean ink from the nib of a pen. Approx 4.5ins/11.5cms across. Free UK postage.
Rifle Brigade SD Tunic, Commando, Special Service Pre war style khaki Service Dress tunic to a Major in the Rifle Brigade attached to a commando unit. Blackened crowns and RB shoulder titles with black horn regimental pattern horn buttons, each sleeve has an embroidered formation sign for the Special Service Group, this flash replaced the Combined Ops badge for Commando troops towards the end of WW2. Tailor’s label inside for Wm. Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh & Glasgow, dated Novr 1940, unfortunately the officers name has been blocked out in pen, some letters are readable but not enough to make a positive id. Good overall condition but with some slight marks and light damage, most noticeable on the elbows and bottom of the top pockets.
RN Combined Ops Items in Tin with Diary RN hat tin containing various paperwork and insignia to a wireless operator/telegrapher, a crew member on various landing craft(details in diary). Also includes 37 pattern belt with white blanco applied, blue collar, and HMS cap tally plus a photo of the sailor.
RN Combined Ops Tin, additional pics Details of diary entries. April 5th 1945, whilst at Falmouth ‘ Bought a dagger today, 18/6’, and later when in India, Oct 12th 1945 ‘Bought myself a good hunting knife’. Lots of other info regarding various Force J(D Day), LCT995, LCG681, HMS Royal Ulsterman, LCI(L)231, 331 Flotilla and others
RN Officer’s Cap, Indian Outfitters Standard Royal Navy officer’s blue cap with removable white top, good quality bullion badge and peak rank. Liverpool tailor’s label to the gold silk lining but also with an Indian outfitters stamp to the leather sweatband. Overall in very good condition but with some slight marks to the white top from storage.
Rolled Oats Ration Lager size tin marked Rolled Oats, 9 Oz Net, AM Co, 3/45. Still sealed and in good condition
Royal Artillery Officers Airborne Beret, 1944 A good used example of the standard issue beret for Airborne forces, bronzed RA officer collar badge fitted to front. No visible maker marks(very feint), but it has the usual WD acceptance stamp inside with M for 1944. Overall in very good used condition but with some moth tracking in places, see additional pics
Royal Engineers Printed Shoulder Title Original WW2 printed economy title, ROYAL ENGINEERS, dark blue letters on red. Very good condition, appears unused.
Royal Gloucester Hussars Flash Three coloured felt flash worn by the RGH on battledress and also as a pagri badge, very good used condition
Royal Marine Officer’s Blue Beret Mid war beret by Supak Manufacturing, with red tombstone behind the two part badge and large half moon reinforcing inside, unfortunately the date stamp in unclear. Named to Capt. W.E. Petley. Research shows he was part of MNBDO in 1940 and later in the war was an Assistant Instructor of Small Arms.
Royal Marines Beret, additional pics Details of interior and Naval List Info
Royal Naval Division Cap Additional Pics
Royal Naval Division Cap, attributed WW1 style naval officer’s cap, good quality bullion badge with silver anchor and RNV above. Feint initials under the leather sweatband, ADHS, attributed to Sub.Lt. A.D.H. Simpson, Nelson Battaion, RND. Wounded in France 23/04/1917. See other items for his modified pistol holster. Overall in very good condition but the leather sweatband is partially detached and the chin strap is missing. I have some research available which I can email you.
Royal Navy Action Dress Satchel & Contents, named White cotton bag with belt loops and containing items of Royal Navy action dress, comprising anti flash hood and inner gloves, outer gloves with leather reinforcing, and tube type life vest. The bag and the vest are named to Lt. Commander Fairbairn. Research shows that Fairbairn served on HMS Valiant and was mentioned in dispatches in the Battle Of Cape Matapan, 27-29 March 1941, this is off of the coast of Crete. All items in very good used condition.
Royal Navy Pattern Housewife/Sewing Kit Navy blue cotton kit roll for sewing items as issued to sailors and Royal Marines, larger than the army and RAF versions. Owners name and number stencilled in white ‘CH. X4451, F. SLADE’. Good used condition but with some slight marks etc, holes to white material and tie tape. No contents.
Royal Navy PO Cap Standard naval pattern cap with padded badge to front. The metal stiffener behind the badge is loose, otherwise in very good condition.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers SD Tunic, Parachute Trained Khaki Service Dress tunic with insignia for a Captain in the RWF, bronzed collar badges, regimental black ribbon flash and late war parachute qualification wings to right sleeve possibly indicating 6 (Welsh) Para. Tailor’s label inside for Hector Powe, London dated 1/6/44 and named to 2/Lt. E Mask, this is, however, a typo, as confirmed by the entry in the Army List. The officer’s name is in fact E Musk, although researching that on the net is almost impossible at the moment
Rubberised Canvas Cape Mid to late WW2 type tan rubberised canvas cape, no visible markings but it has the soldiers number stencilled inside ''5194059', this is a number for the Gloucestershire Regiment. This type of cape was an economy measure and was not produced in tan after the war. Good used condition and still very flexible but with folds from long term storage. Some buttons missing.
Rubberised Cape Early WW2 type brown rubberised cape, no visible markings but it has the soldiers details written inside '1039442, ARRIS H'. Very good condition and very supple, the darker colour is on the inside, not sure if this is a manufacturing error. Some buttons missing.
RWAFF Pattern Woollen Pullover Brown wool pullover with suede leather shoulder reinforcement as worn by RWAFF, maker label inside for T&J Ltd, Sze 2, and dated 1942. Very good clean condition, appears unused, but with a couple of small snags
Satchel Signals A good used example with maker marks etc inside, dated 1943, also with stores code for radio equipment ZA6292, and has a number eight painted in white and a red/brown stripe painted down the back
Satchel Signals No1 Used example complete with shoulder strap, feint maker stamps etc with radio stores code ZA6292 and Satchel Signals No1 on the lid.
Satchel Signals, US Made OD canvas War Aid version with US buckles and fittings, complete with shoulder strap. Satchel Signal on the lid and O6ET13 marked in white, no other markings visible.
Scarce Pegasus Daily, 05/04/46, Java, 34 A smaller format edition of the daily newspaper produced for 5th Parachute Brigade in Java in 1946, four pages. Good overall condition but with some slight marks, a split to the side, and some damage at the top and bottom, doesn’t overly affect the print . Measures approx 30x21cms
Scarce Pegasus Newspaper, 18/02/46, Issue 5 A smaller format single sheetedition of the newspaper produced for 5th Parachute Brigade in Java in 1946. Good overall condition but with some slight marks and folds. Measures approx 29x28cms
Scarce Pegasus Weekly, 17/03/46 A smaller format edition of the newspaper produced for 5th Parachute Brigade in Java in 1946, four pages. Good overall condition but with some slight marks and a split to the bottom. Measures approx 29x28cms
Scarce Pegasus Weekly, 23/02/46 Java A larger format edition of The newspaper produced for 5th Parachute Brigade in Java in 1946. Good overal condition but with some slight marks and a split to the side. Measures approx 42x30cms
SD Cap, RAMC Standard officer’s cap with silver/gilt pattern cap badge for the Royal Army Medical Corps and bronzed GS buttons. Tailor’s label inside states ‘Extra Quality, Manufactured by Ayers & Smith Ltd for Burberry’s, London’. Good used condition but with some slight marks from wear and storage, slight damage to sweatband.
SD Cap, Somerset L.I., Named Standard officer’s cap with bronzed cap badge and GS buttons. Overall in good condition but with some slight marks. Named inside to J.T. Mason, army list shows that he was commissioned on 19/1/45, WS/Lt 19/7/45
SD Cap, Wiltshire Regiment, Named A good field worn example, bronzed cap badge and GS buttons. Has been shaped and made slightly larger with overall wear and stains for a good ‘been there’ look. Named inside to J.W. Meades, The Wilts Regt. Army list shows this officer as commissioned on 29/11/41, WS/Capt 12/7/44, T/Maj 12/7/44
Service Respirator in Bag with Accessories Original issue mask in it’s MkVI bag, complete with anti-dim tin, gas ointment in tin, eye shield packet(only one pair inside). All parts are dated 40/41. Small crack to the rubber face piece but otherwise in very good ’as found’ condition
Shorts Drill Green, 1948, Jungle JG shorts with double buckle waist, FFD pocket on front, two expanding pockets to rear, black rubberised buttons. Clear maker label for WORKWEAR LTD, with WD stamp in waistband, date looks like 1943 but I think it’s more likely 1948
Side Plate, 1944 White china side plate as used in military canteens etc, maker marked on the bottom J&G MEAKIN LTD and dated 1944 with GVIR. Good used condition but with some slight marks and discolouration from use. Measures approx 8.5”
Signals Armbands & DR Paperwork Near matched pair of white/blue bands as worn by signals personnel, dispatch riders etc, together with two unused DR dockets and a small booklet, Standing Orders for Drivers. All in good used condition, found together.
Signals Strap, Ground Spike Shoulder strap with loops for the radio ground spike. No clear maker marks but with stores code YA1532. Very good used condition
Signals Strap, Ground Spike, 1942 Shoulder strap with loops for the radio ground spike. Maker marked MECo, dated 1942 and with stores code YA1532. Very good used condition
Small Jug & Water Beaker, 1945 White china milk jug and small beaker, the jug is maker marked on the bottom MALING WARE and dated 1945 with GVIR, the beaker only has a basic stamp ‘A’. Good used condition but with some slight marks and grazes etc from use. Both measure approx 3.75” high
Small Pattern Map Case Private purchase example of the three fold compact size case as favourite by airborne troops. Metal clip attached to leather shoulder strap, some pencils still inside. Very good used condition but with some slight marks etc
Soldiers Issue Knife Issue pattern knife from the separate KFS set with modified blade, no visible maker marks but it has a service number stamped on the handle, 108029.
Soldier’s Gift Parcel Wrapper Large piece of cloth used to wrap a parcel sent from Karachi, India, to a Mrs Lamb of Redcar, Yorks. Contents listed as 1lb Cooking Fat, 1lb Butter, 2lb Fruit,
Soldier’s Housewife, Welch Regiment White cotton pouch with service number stamped on the inside, 4009877, which is in the block for the Welch Regiment. Very good used condition but most contents now missing, two small balls of wool remain.
Somerset ARP Battledress with Battle Honour Blouses CD Type 57, dated 1942, WW1 medal ribbons above pocket and red wound stripe to left sleeve denoting a wound in WW1. CD breast badge with Somerset title, below this a silk woven title for Beckenham. Later in the war many CD personal from Somerset volunteered to go to London and Kent to assist with the V1 rocket attacks, this extra title was awarded as a type of battle honour. Also with yellow lanyard and ARP whistle in pocket.
Soup Plate, 1942 White china soup plate as used in military canteens etc, maker marked on rear GEO. ASHWORTH & BROS LTD and dated 1942. Measures approx 9.75” across, good used condition but with some slight marks and scratches from use.
Soup Plate, 1945 White china soup plate as used in military canteens etc, maker marked on the bottom COPELAND, and dated 1945 with GVIR. Good used condition but with some slight marks etc from use. Measures approx 9.75”
Souvenir Handkerchief, 21st Army Group WW2 soldiers souvenir hanky, as sent home to family, 'Souvenir de Belgique' with the flags of the Allies and the sign of 21st Army Group HQ. Very good condition.
Souvenir Handkerchief, Brussels WW2 soldiers souvenir hanky, as sent home 'To My Loving Mother', with painted roses and 'Brussels'. Very good condition.
Souvenir Handkerchief, Dear Mother, RAOC WW2 soldiers souvenir hanky, as sent home to family. Embroidered with 'To My Dear Mother', and applied with a RAOC shoulder title. Very good condition.
Souvenir Handkerchief, RASC #1 WW2 soldiers souvenir hanky, as sent home to family embroidered with the badge of the RASC. Very good condition.
Souvenir Handkerchief, RASC #2 WW2 soldiers souvenir hanky, as sent home to family embroidered with the badge of the RASC, and with a small pocket in one corner. Very good condition.
Stationery Office Brushes Two SO marked brushes, the long one looks like a paste brush, the other one possibly for cleaning ink stamps or typewriters. I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stationery Office Coloured Pencils Assorted types and colours, red, black, blue, green, all unused. SO marked with codes, some are marked Utility. I also have a few used ones available. Price is for one pencil. I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stationery Office Dip Pen & Nibs Issue nib holder and spare nibs, all with SO stamps I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stationery Office Drawing Pencils Assorted types of drawing pencils with SO stamp and stores codes. Unused. Price is for one pencil I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stationery Office Pencils & Eraser SO marked rubber and a selection of used pencils with stamps, SO, Utility, and War Drawing I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stationery Office Sealing Wax Red wax for sealing official documents and packages, SO marked with code 55-11, one large stick and one part used. I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Stencil for Government Tea Chests Possibly a unique item, cut copper stencil for marking British Government tea chests. Came with some effects of a 'stores wallah'. Crown over arrow over 'CEYLON'. Approx 12ins diameter.
Sugar Ration Larger size tin marked SUGAR 15 Oz Nett, T &L Ltd, Packed 1/45. Still sealed and in good condition, light rust marks on bottom edge
Tan Canvas Kitbag, 1943 Square section bag with carry strap and handle, maker marked TFFS and dated 1943. Very good used condition
Tan Monsoon Cape Indian made cape with brass press studs, ribbon ties on front fly for attaching liner, front arm vents and interior shoulder straps. Various maker and issue stamps, dated 1944. Very good used condition but with some slight marks and stains from use
Tan Monsoon Cape, 1944, Named Officer Indian made monsoon cape in tan, has a mixture of press studs and buttons with feint maker marks and a date of 1944. Also has a name in pen ‘E. R. D. FRENCH’, Officer list shows him to have been a Lieutenant in the Green Howards.
Tea Ration Smaller size tin from the ration pack, marked TEA 3ozs Net, NF Ltd, Packed 2/45. Very good condition, still sealed
Tent Pole Coat Hooks Leather strap fitted with 8x brass coat hooks and one larger hook, believed to be for a lantern. Brass buckle for adjustment and inner rubber ring to grip pole. Very good used condition
The Revolution in Prague Small softback book, mostly pictures with captions showing the revolt against German troops in May 1945. Printed by Orbis, Prague, 1946, approx 46 pages.
Tin Box for Thunderflash Mk8 Original storage tin for Thunderflashes Mk8 dated 1983, good used condition but with some marks from storage etc
Tin for Anti-Gas Ointment No5 #1 Blue tin for ointment no5, good used condition but with some wear, no contents, maker marked and dated 1943.
Tin for Anti-Gas Ointment No5 #2 Blue tin for ointment no5, good used condition but with some wear, no contents, maker marked and dated 1943.
Tin for Anti-Gas Ointment No6 Tropical #1 Green tin for ointment no6, good used condition but with some wear, no contents, maker marked and dated 1/45.
Tin for Anti-Gas Ointment No6 Tropical #2 Green tin for ointment no6, good used condition but with some wear, stain has discoloured the lid no contents, maker marked and dated 1/45.
Toggle Rope A general issue item of equipment used for forming longer rope sections and for bridging, notably used by members of the airborne forces and commando units. Very good used condition, no visible markings(they seldom are marked)
Trip Flare Box, 1944 Original cardboard box for Trip Flare W/O Pickets, maker marked and dated 1944. Good used condition but with some slight marks, dents etc, hole to lid
Tropical Sergeant Stripes Near matched pair of KD chevrons for Sergeant as worn on the tropical uniform
Trousers Drab, 1942 Windproof type over trousers in stone/tan colour as used in the Mediterranean and Adriatic. Clear label dated 1942 with O over WD stamp, Size 2. Very good condition, appear unused but with some areas of discolouration from storage.
Type 31 Zeltbahn, 1942 Nice clean example of the standard issue zeltbahn in double sided splinter camouflage patterns, one side is in darker colours than the other, maker marked and dated 1942, no major holes or damage
Unknown Pagri Flash, probably East Surrey Regt Silk woven flash in regimental colours of dark blue and dark red with a central off white stripe. This looks like the flash of the East Surrey Regiment. Very good condition, appears unused, slight marks from storage, measures approx 3.25x2”. I have two pieces of this.
Unusual Spelter Cup, Victorian African Wars Never seen anything like it before. Large spelter cup decorated with military/tribal scenes of soldiers, sailors and African warriors. Has been painted a couple of times. An interesting item, some slight damage, approx 21cm tall.
Upcoming Shows, Summer 2021 Hopefully I should have a selection of items at the following events. Ashdown Camp, July 25 Overlord44, Aug 13/14/15 Military Odyssey, Aug 28/29/30
US Army Map Case, additional pics Pics of contents
US Army Map Case, Private Purchase A good used example of the pre war small pattern map case as used by mounted troops, this is a private purchase items that belonged to an officer in the artillery and still contains maps, pencils, ruler, and various items of paperwork including a 1931 firing tables book for the 75mm gun. All in very good used condition but with some slight marks and damage to the paper items
US Eraser & Pencils Two pencils and rubber marked US made. I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
US Leather Sling, 1918 Standard US issue sling as used on the Springfield rifle and also the British No4T. Maker marked at one end G&K 1918 JJOL. Good used condition, the leather is a little stiff and would probably benefit from a clean or oiling.
Utility Marked Sheet by Dorma Large white cotton sheet with makers label \'The Dorma Make, Guaranteed\', also with the utility CC41 mark. Good overall condition but with some wear, approx 90x85ins, weighs nearly 1kg.
Utility Pencils, Unmarked Standard plain utility drawing pencils without markings, unused. Price is for one pencil I recently picked up a quantity of stationery items in with a British Army Officer’s kit
Vintage Woolen Underwear, Harrods Unused vintage blue woolen underwear, one v-neck vest, two shorts. Smedleys 'Jay' logos to front and on inner labels, Harrods label to vest. Overall good order but one ore two small holes, easily fixed. Good kit bag filler for display.
Vintage Woollen Underwear, Meridian Unused vintage woollen vest, pullover with three button neck closure. Very good condition but with some light storage marks. Meridian 'Double Lock' logo on label, marked as 38.
Waist Belt For Bergan Rucksack Adjustable 1” webbing strap with leather tabs at each end which fit over the studs on a commando rucksack frame to make a waist belt. Very good condition, appears unused.
War Aid Battledress, additional pics More pictures and scans from the regimental history detailing the action where Major Chetwode was wounded. This came from part of a collection, other items from this officer were sold a few years ago.
War Aid Battledress, Coldstream Guards US produced jacket dated 1943, size 15, with metal crowns for the rank of Major and embroidered Coldstream Guards shoulder titles. The collar has been modified to be worn with a shirt and tie. Medal ribbons above the pocket for service in North Africa and Italy, on the left forearm are two holes and marks from where a wound stripe has been worn. Letter in the pocket details the service history of Major Chetwode
War Aid Battledress, Grenadier Guards Large size BD of US manufacture, typical officer style modified collar with originally fitted insignia for a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, woven shoulder titles, and formation sign for Guards Armoured Division, only one sign remains but you can see where the other one was. Medal ribbons attached for Italy and France & Germany Stars, 39-45 War Medal. Label inside and marked as size 18. Some loose threads, some replaced buttons, small hole in right elbow, small moth damage but nothing too visible. A good used example.
Wartime Book, Polish Squadron 303 Original wartime economy copy of 'Squadron 303' by Arkady Fielder, printed in 1942, 'The story of a Polish fighter squadron with the RAF'.Good clean condition with hand written dedication in the front, several illustrations, approx 19x13.5cms.
Webbing Bandolier for Sten Gun Good clean example of the webbing bandolier for carrying magazines for the sten gun, mostly used but airborne troops. Clearly maker marked and dated 'M.W.&S.Ltd 1944', the buckle on the shoulder strap is a steel economy type.
Webbing Rifle Valise, 1941 Very good used example of the web rifle valise, maker marked M&S Ltd M/C and dated 1941
Webbing Sling, Possibly Home Guard Unknown webbing sling that came with some Home Guard items, 1.5” Mills type web strap with brass Chooks for adjustment. Good overall condition but a little grubby. Approx 41” long, possibly locally made.
Webbing SMG Sling Early web 'Sling MkI' made by MeCo and dated 1956. Very good condition, appears unused.
Whitley Bag, 1943 Airborne ‘sleeping bag’ as used in transport aircraft and sometimes on the ground. This example is exceptional condition, only minor wear to the base and with very bright colours still to the camouflage. Looks hardly used. There is a maker’s stamp for Waring & Gillow, dated 1943. *HEAVY & BULKY ITEM*. Might not be available for overseas post, please check first
Winston Churchill Speeches Record Set Presentation boxed set of 12 vinyl records, 'Winston S. Churchill, His Memoirs & Speeches, 1918-1945', includes 58 page book of pictures and information about his life with a precis of the contents of each recording. All discs are in top condition, the only fault I can see is that the embosed front piece to the box has slipped slightly and there are a few rubs at the edges of the box. Published in 1964 on the Decca label. A heavy item, nearly 4kg.
WLA Khaki Breeches Lighter weight material than dispatch rider type as issued to Women’s Land Army, button drop waist, laces at calf. WD stamp inside with N for 1943, label absent. Good overall condition
Wooden Plaque, 6 RTR Hand painted commemorative plaque with the badge of the Royal Tank Regiment and text, '6RTR, 43-46', also marked on the reverse. Possibly unit made.
WVS Armband WW2 period armband for the Womens Voluntary Service, red painted stencil on green linen with elastic. Very good condition.
WW1 Issue Kilt, Cameron Highlanders Heavy military issue kilt for the Cameron Highlanders. Single buckle with partial white blanket lining, issue stamps inside, '2' over 'WD' over 'E' for Edinburgh clothing depot. All in very good order apart from small area of snagging to lower front edge and a narrow discoloured strip to the rear. Approx 32W, 24'' drop.
WW2 1940 Pattern Battledress Trousers, 1943 A clean pair of 40/Austerity pattern battledress trousers of British manufacture, no label but clear WD acceptance stamp with ‘N’ for 1943. These were a larger size but have been taken in at the waist. This has been done professionally and I believe it is a period modification. Dark brown exposed buttons but with brass type in the concealed fly and on the waistband for braces. Approx 30Wx31L, could probably be let back out for a larger waist if required.
WW2 37/40 Pattern Battledress Trousers Original WW2 British made battledress trousers of 37/40 pattern with concealed buttons. WD stamps with ‘N’ for 1943 and marked as size 4. Overall in very good used condition but with a couple of small holes which have had a basic repair, there is also a hole in one of the hip pocket linings. Still look in good shape, some of the buttons have been replaced by a tailor, and they have been pressed, possibly belonged to an officer. Approx 30W, 31L
WW2 40 Pattern Battledress Trousers British made 40/Austerity pattern battledress trousers in very good condition with hardly any wear. Very feint stamps on waistband but unreadable. Approx 35Wx33L
WW2 Ammunition Boots, Large Very good used pair of the standard issue ammo boots, black leather with hob nailed soles. Maker marked and dated 1943, size 12. Overal good, some studs missing, replacements can be supplied if needed
WW2 Baby’s Gas Mask Cariage British government issue gas mask hood in metal frame for small children, maker marked Avon and dated 12/1939. Very good condition overall, rubberised parts are still very supple
WW2 Battledress Blouse, Indian Made Very clean example of the Indian BD jacket, slightly hairier material with typical factory stamp for Shah and dated 10/42, also has a theatre company stamp inside. Most stamped steel buttons remain but with a few contemporary replacements, two small areas of damage but nothing major, evidence of removed insignia on the sleeves. No size marked but approx equivalent to a size 8 British BD
WW2 Battledress Trousers, New Zealand Manufacture A good original pair of New Zealand made battledress trousers in a large size. Maker marked and dated 1942 and in very good used condition although there are a few minor nips. These are the lighter khaki colour with characteristic pale contrast stitching seen on most NZ made items. Clothing manufactured in New Zealand and other commonwealth countries was commonly issued to British troops in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Size marked as 17, measure approx 36Wx34L.
WW2 Battledress Trousers, US War Aid Original pair of WW2 battledress trousers of US manufacture as part of the War Aid programme. Very good used condition but with some slight marks and nips. Labels inside and marked as size 4. Approx 32Wx27L.
WW2 Battledress, Black Watch attached to Belgian Forces 40 pattern battledress blouse with WD stamps and ‘O’ for 1942, all original insignia for a Lieutenant of the Black Watch attached to the 18th Fusilier Regt of the Belgian Forces. These fusilier battalions were raised in Belgium after liberation from September 1944 and fought alongside other allied formations through to Germany. Very good used condition. See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusilier_Battalions_(Belgium)
WW2 Battledress, Mahratta Light Infantry Nice example of the 37/40 pattern blouse, to a member of the Mahratta L.I., part of the British/Indian Occupation Force, Japan. Good quality insignia including regimental titles and green lanyard. Very good order, dated 1942, size 11.
WW2 British 40 Pattern Battledress Trousers British made 40/Austerity pattern battledress trousers in very good condition but with a couple of nips. Very feint stamps on waistband but unreadable, possibly size 4. Came with original period elasticated braces, civilian type, private purchase. Approx 30Wx29L
WW2 British Battledress with Insignia, 5th Division A good used 40/Austerity pattern BD blouse, clear maker label and stamps,dated 1945, size 6, also named to a soldier F.W. Simmonds. Original applied insignia comprising woven Royal Artillery titles, printed formation signs for 5th Infantry Division, And RA arm of service strips in felt. Very good used condition but with a couple of nips, noticeably on one of the shoulder titles. A pair of stair shoulder titles is also included.
WW2 British Coat Rubberproof Motorcyclists Original WW2 British made waterproof coat for motorcyclists, dispatch riders, etc. Large size and very good condition, still remains supple. Clear maker stamps and paper label,dated 1944. HEAVY ITEM, 7KG packed weight. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES FIRST.
WW2 British Cold Weather Cap Extreme cold weather cap, Bedford cord body with quilted interior and brown sheepskin covering. Maker stamp inside for J Collett Ltd, size 7 3/4 and dated 1943. Very good condition, only fault is that the ties have been removed and the ear flaps stitched in the 'up' position, also evidence on the front peak that a cap badge has been fitted at some time.
WW2 British Coloured Side Cap, Monmouthshire Regt Original WW2 period side cap in regimental colours for the Monmouthshire Regiment. Dark blue with white detail, brass dragon badge to left side. Good overall condition but with a couple of small holes in the welt.
WW2 Canadian Battledress Trousers A good used pair of WW2 battledress trousers of Canadian manufacture, maker marked and dated 1943, size 3, approx 32Wx29L. A couple of buttons are loose or missing. Clothing manufactured Canada and other commonwealth countries was commonly issued to British troops in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
WW2 Child’s Gas Mask in Box Pre WW2 manufacture child’s mask in bright colours, maker marked AVON, and dated 1-39. Overall in very good used condition, rubber is still supple apart from the exhale tube which is cracked and sticky. Complete in it’s original box and protective cotton cover bag
WW2 Chindit Formation Sign Original locally made example that has been slightly trimmed to shape. Very good used condition,
WW2 Civilian Mask in Box with Cover Government issue civilian mask in it’s card box printed with instructions and contained in a green oilcloth type protective cover. Box and and bag are vgc but the mask has some splits to the rubber, a second mask is also included, also with damage to the rubber
WW2 East African Engineers Set, BD, JG, Slouch Original grouping of three items to the same soldier. 37/40 battledress blouse with full insignia for a Sergeant, Royal Engineers, 11th East African Division, good condition, one or two holes. Jungle Green bush jacket of locally made type, similar insignia to BD, rank fitted to epaulette slides, cast brass buckle, very good condition. Well used slouch hat, no liner or pagri. Insignia to side comprises div sign, RE pagri flash and metal RE cap badge, there are four holes that line up across the top which I was told was a 'bullet hole', possible, but I'm not sure. This division was part of the 14th Army and took part in the hard jungle fighting in Burma
WW2 Economy Type Cape/Groundsheet Tan waterproof material with brown flat buttons, overall in good used condition but with some slight marks etc from use. Feint maker stamp to the corner but date not readable, however, this model was on made during WW2, the colour had changed to green by 1945. The darker patch around the stamp is where is sprayed it with water to make the stamp more visible.
WW2 Economy Type Cape/Groundsheet, 1944 Tan waterproof material with brown flat buttons, still very supple, good colour, and overall in very good used condition but with some slight marks etc from use. Maker stamp to the corner, dated 1944
WW2 Entrenching Tool & Carrier Steel helve head, late war handle with spike attachment, and webbing carrier. Unclear date on head, 1945 dated handle. Late war modification on the webbing carrier slightly obscures the date but it looks like 1943. Good used condition with green Blanco applied, some slight damage to the loops for the handle from use.
WW2 German Boot Knife, Single Spring Clip A good original boot knife with plain grips and blackened steel scabbard and single sprung retaining clip. Unmarked blade, approx 137mm, overall length 250mm *PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED*
WW2 German Pioneer Wire Cutters in Pouch, 1940 Black leather pouch with belt loops and buckle closure flap containing steel wire cutters with composite bakelite handles. Clear Wa stamp with eagle and maker mark, dated 1940. No visible marks on the exterior of the case but looks like something inside the flap but it’s too feint to make out
WW2 GS Cap, Green Howards General Service cap in serge with maker marks and WD stamps for 1945, size 6 7/8, also with some other stamps, soldiers number etc. Front fitted with a plastic economy cap badge for the Green Howards, this is partially stitched in place with the addition of a metal backing plate, bottom tab might be missing from this. Very good overall condition but with a couple of small marks/nips
WW2 Indian Officer’s Battledress, 1st Punjab Regt A good used example of an Indian made battledress jacket badged to a famous Indian unit, The 1st Punjab Rgt. Each sleeve has Indian manufacture woven tape shoulder titles, ‘1PUNJAB’ in black above the flash for 10th Indian Infantry Division, Major crowns to each epaulette. Clear maker stamps inside, Shah 3/45, size 16,also some other tailors marks. Collar has been tailored is typical officer style, fairly tidy but with a couple of small moth holes. 10th Indian Division served in North Africa, Persia, and Italy during WW2.
WW2 Issue Foot Powder, 1940 Standard issue for the WW2 tommy to help keep his feet in order. A small number of these tins have just surfaced from stores, all in very good condition but with some slight marks to labels. All are dated 2/40 and still have contents. Price is for one tin.
WW2 Issue Grey Woollen Socks, 1942 Original British Army issue wool socks in very good, almost mint condition, large size with makers labels and dated 1942
WW2 Issue Tie Late war issue tie, green khaki wool, unissued condition, with Indian maker marks for 1945. Some stamps are clearer than others.
WW2 Kit Bag Standard kitbag in black canvas with officers details and other info stencilled on the side,'Lt. J.H. Dimmock, E/C 5021'. Very feint markings inside flap, probably Royal Navy. Fair used condition with general wear and some period repairs.
WW2 Kit Bag, Indian Made Standard kitbag in natural/white canvas with feint owner details and other info marked on the base and side, clear Indian maker marks inside flap, dated 1944. Good used condition with general wear and staining.
WW2 Kit Bag, Small Small type kitbag for personal effects, owners details stamped to front, 'W.H. RICHARDS', probably Royal Navy, good used condition but with marks/staining.
WW2 Lt.Col. Battledress, 14th Army, DSO, possibly SOE 37 pattern battledress blouse with insignia for a Lt. Colonel, 14th Army. Medal ribbons include the DSO, also service between the war in India and NW Frontier, War Medal also has the oak leaf emblem for MiD. Above the medal ribbons is an Indian made parachute qualification wing on dark blue/black backing, wearing them in this position usually signifies work with SOE, there are also feint marks where a wing has previously been worn in the usual position on the right sleeve. Clear maker marks and label, dated 1942. Overall in very good used condition but with a couple of moth nips/holes. See pics
WW2 Mountain Cap *1 Khaki cloth cap with stiff peak and fold down ear protection. Maker marked and dated 1943 with N over WD, size 7 1/8. Vgc
WW2 Mountain Cap *2 Khaki cloth cap with stiff peak and fold down ear protection. Maker marked and dated 1943 with M over WD, size 6 1/2. Vgc
WW2 Officer Parachute Wings High quality private purchase type jump wings, very good condition, rfu
WW2 Officer’s JG Jacket, Somerset L.I. A well used jungle green four pocket jacket to an officer in the Somerset Light Infantry, the only regiment to wear their lanyard in this particular way, printed patches for the 8th Indian Division, JG slip on rank for Lieutenant. Although the jacket came with WW2 items and is of WW2 pattern the insignia configuration puts it at the immediate post war period in India, just before independence, The Somerset L.I. being the last British regiment to leave the country. An historic tunic.
WW2 Parachute Regt Cap Badge A highly polished example of the standard Parachute Regiment badge, this type has the rarer type of lugs, complete with pin
WW2 Paratrooper Knee Pads, 1943 Clean pair of elasticated parachutists knee pads, unclear stamp inside one, looks like 1943, also with factory pencil marks/numbers. Very good used condition.
WW2 Period Coathanger Simple wooden hanger with wire hook, stamped in black 'G.R.VI'
WW2 Period Red Hospital Tie Red cotton tie for use with Hospital Blues uniform, worn by troops whilst convalescing. New old stock, some still folded from stores. Free Post.
WW2 Period Soap Blocks I have acquired a number of White Windor soap blocks from an estate sale, all were contained in an old ammo box, part of eleven boxes of kit belonging to one officer. All are unused but slightly misshapen from storage. Priced per block
WW2 Ration Tin 1 Civilian supplimentary ration tin for Trufood, powdered milk for feeding infants, tin marked Welfare Pack. Good condition but with some wear and light rust.
WW2 Ration Tin 2 Civilian supplimentary ration tin for Follow On Trufood, powdered food for feeding children, tin marked Welfare Pack. Good condition but with some wear and light rust.
WW2 Ration Tin, Boiled Sweets A good used example of the small 5oz tin for Boiled Sweets, maker marked W.Ltd and dated 12/43, with general wear.
WW2 Ration Tin, Boiled Sweets, Salt & Matches A good used example of the small tin for Boiled Sweets & Matches, maker marked W.Ltd and dated 6/43, with general wear, small hole to edge of lid
WW2 RNAS Pilots Tunic & Cap, Tirpitz Raid DSC Winner Additional Pics/Info
WW2 RNAS Pilots Tunic & Cap, Tirpitz Raid DSC Winner RNVR officers tunic named to M. H. Meredith. Cuff rank braid for Lt. Commander, left cuff has the bullion naval pilots wings. medal ribbons for DSC, 39-45, Atlantic and Pacific Stars, Defence and 1939-45 War medals. Also with his cap, fitted with a loose white cotton cover. Both items in good used condition. In 1944 meredith was a pilot with 829 Sqn RNAS and took part in Operation Tungsten, the raid on the German battleship Tirpitz. His squadron was part of the second wave and he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for 'undaunted courage, skill, and determination in carrying out the daring attack'. More info here: http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/RollofHonour/Battlehonour_crewlists/Tirpitz_operationTungsten_april1944.html later in 1944 829Sqn merged with 831 Sqn and sailed east. After promotion Meredith took command of 815 Sqn in the Far East and remained there for the rest of the war, sailing home in September 1945. Some research included.
WW2 Royal Artillery Officers Airborne Beret A good private purchase example of the Airborne forces maroon beret. Black cotton lined with circular stitched pattern, the front fitted with a good quality bullion Royal Artillery grenade badge on the correct maroon backing. Very good used condition.
WW2 Russian Bible 1942 dated Russian New Testament, owners name in pen inside cover with date, 1944
WW2 RWAFF Slip on Title Standard woven slip on, RWAFF in black on khaki, owners service number to reverse, also some glue marks.
WW2 Service Chevron, Printed, 1 Year A single red on khaki printed chevron for one years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Service Chevrons, Printed, 2 Years Two red on khaki printed chevrons for two years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Service Chevrons, Printed, 5 Years Five red on khaki printed chevrons for five years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Service Chevrons, Woven, 3 Years Three woven red on khaki chevrons for three years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Service Chevrons, Woven, 4 Years Four woven red on khaki chevrons for four years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Service Chevrons, Woven, 5 Years Five woven red on khaki chevrons for five years military service. Mint, unused.
WW2 Soldiers Handkerchief Khaki cotton hanky, WW2 period, came with some officers kit. Good used condition.
WW2 Steel Mess Tins Pair of British issue mess tins, mid war type in tinned mild steel. Maker marked \'MB\', the small one is dated 6-42, large one is 2-43. Good condition, some light surface rust.
WW2 Tam O’Shanter, Highland Light Infantry Khaki tos with insignia for the HLI, white metal badge with tartan backing cloth. Feint maker marks inside for A&J Gelfer, Glasgow, size 6 1/2, obscured date but WD stamp has ‘Z’ for 1945 production. Very good used condition, the cap has also had a piece of stiff wire inside around the circumference to give it shape.
WW2 US Army New Testament Pocket bible for US service personel, good used condition.
Zeltbahn Pegs x3 Three pre-war aluminium pegs, maker marked and dated for 1935 and 1937, good solid condition, still with cord attached