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RAF War Service Dress Blouse. Size 8. Height 5.7-5.8". Breast 37-38" Waist 33" Made by J. Harvey Ltd London 1945. Original Observers Brevet & Pilot Officer epaulette insignia. Some interesting tailored additions in the form of silk shoulder pads and an additional internal pocket. Concealed on the inside of the collar is a Mary Crucifix with the words "I am a Catholic please call a Priest".
A rare example of the 50th / 51st & 52nd Commando brass cap badge complete with spiralled shank lugs, the latter being correct for 1940. The badge measures the correct 40 mm in length (Reference Taylor pages 67-68)
See item No 50077 - knife Mid-East Commando Knife
This is a late WW2 RAF Officers Peaked Hat made by Moss Bros. The chin strap & buttons have been removed (easily replaced) however the latter would 'appear' to be in keeping with the pleasing shape and style of this hat. There are two small moth nips, one to the underside of the peak & one on the underside edge. The hat is a small size measuring approx. 61 cm.
A standard issue RAF Ordinary Airman's wool forage cap. The owners name (L Hughes) has been written inside and the original date code 'M' for 1945 is visible. Apart from one top button missing from the front (easily replaced) the cap is good condition.
This is rare WWII German Nazi Star B leather holster. These were ordered by Nazi's during WWII as part of a contract with Spanish firm 'Star' who were supplying Germany with the Star B pistol. The number stamped on the rear (253) would be the serial number of the Star B pistol that it would have originally been issued with. On the inside of the lid has 15 stamped.
Otherwise known as a 'pig sticker' - here is a good example of a No.4 Mk.2 bayonet with Mk.2 scabbard with canvas frog. The scabbard still retains most of its 'sand' coloured paint indicating that it would have been used during the North African campaign. The top of the scabbard has the crows foot stamp whilst the bottom is stamped S191. The frog also has the crow's foot stamp but I am unable to make out the other lettering/numbers.
Nice example of the Luftwaffe Operation Flying Clasp for Transport & Glider Squadrons in silver. Awarded for the completion of 60 missions. This is a non maker marked clasp.
Good example of the Iron Cross 1st Class by Otto Schickle, Pforzheim. Tapered pin, marked L/15. Most black paint remains with some rust to edges of iron core. (uncleaned).
Inscribed 2338 PTE. C.CROWLEY. S.WALES BORD. Awarded three bars
ORANGE FREE STATE
Inscribed 1480. PTE. R. J. MAYER. HERTS. YEO.
Awarded to those who saw service in any theatre of war between 05-Aug-14 & 31-Dec-1915, other than those who already qualified for the 1914 Star.
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