WW2 Picture Post Magazine - P/O Keith Gillman
Picture Post magazine dated 31, August 1941. Featuring one of the most iconic photographs taken at the time of the Battle of Britain. Front cover,
Pilot Officer K.R. Gillman of 32 Squadron. Sadly P/O Gillman was killed in action on the 25th August 1940, a week before his photograph appeared on the cover of the magazine. read more
WW2 The Daily Telegraph 16-10-1941 - Paddy Finucane Awarded D.F.C.
A six page 'full scap' Daily Telegraph dated 16-10-1941. Includes photo and article on the D.F.C award to Irish born fighter ace Flt Lt Paddy Finucane.
In June 1942, Finucane became the RAF's youngest Wing Commander in its history at the age of 21. Sadly on 15 July 1942 his Spitfire ditched in the English Channel after receiving ground fire over France - he was never recovered read more
WW2 RAF Helmet Receivers - Copies
A pair of 'dummy' Air Ministry 10A/12401 helmet receivers as used in conjunction with the Type C helmet. This is a pair of good quality copies that I previously used for a helmet display. Ideal for keeping the rubber c type helmet cups in shape. read more
WW2 3 x French Liberation - Victory Tin Pennants
Three French liberation bicycle / vehicle flag pennants. USA, Britain & France with French Cross of Lorraine. Constructed from tin and litho printed, each flag measures approx 70mm x 90mm excluding the fixing wire. I have seen these flags for sale before but never a set of three. These flags were used by the civilian population to celebrate and welcome their liberators.
WW2 Numbered Free French 'Forces Navales Francaise Libres'
A good original post 1940 ww2 period English made Free French Navy badge – small diamond shaped gilded bras enamel badge bearing the cross of Lorraine and France Llibre. The revers impressed with Regd no 83830 a registered design and patent date for 1939. read more
Third Reich Legion of French Volunteers Sleeve Badge
This badge is in great condition constructed of brass/copper alloy with enamel filled lettering and is hard to come by. The LVF was a collaborationist militia of Vichy France prior to the establishment of the SS Charlemagne Division in September 1944. Made up primarily of right wing & French prisoners of war. The badge was worn on the sleeve of the French army style khaki whilst in France. (Pos... read more
WW2 4 x Luftpost (airmail) Propaganda 1941
Propaganda played a huge part during the WW2 with propaganda leaflets being dropped by both sides upon civilians as well as military personal. Here are four examples of leaflets dropped on German cities by the RAF, dated 09-Jul-41, 26-Aug-41, 07-Oct-41, 14-Oct-41 - these make interesting reading once translated.
WW2 British Pat 37 Shell Dressing Haversack - 1942
Stamped M.E.C.o 1942, A simple design with a pair of wether flaps and a box type top flap to protect the shell dressings from the elements. The lid itself is secured with two web straps and a pair of brass buckles. Although the main body of the bag is made of woven cotton webbing, the carry strap is of a lighter weave, sewn to the rear of the haversack. The designation “Shell Dressings” is sten... read more
WW2 British Airborne Jump Smock 1942 Pat
Worn over the Dennison Jacket & equipment in order to reduce the possibility of fouling the parachute's lines during a jump. Jackets Parachutist 1942 Pattern dated Nov 1943. This is a larger size (5) Height 5-11" to 6', Breast 38-43". The outside back has the number 304 stencilled. You would have trouble finding one in better condition, no rips or tears, fully working zipper, complete with all ... read more