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Wartime RAF operations room plotting number. These small 'tiles' were used on the plotting tables to show the number of enemy aircraft approaching. Other tiles showed direction, height etc and mounted on a block, were moved around the map on the plotting table by WAAFs using croupier type 'rakes'. A rare survivor found at RAF West Malling some years ago. #ww2 #raf #operationsroom #royalairforce #waaf #battleofbritain #historicflyingclothingcompany #militaria #aviation #pilot #luftwaffe #1940s #vintage
Sun 21st May 2017
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This photo shows a small section of the page from a log book belonging to a RAF Wireless Operator / Airgunner who flew on Lancaster bombers with 106 squadron. They were based at Coningsby in Lincolnshire. At the time Wing Commander Guy Gibson was the commanding officer so the entries are signed off by Gibson each month. Here you can see some entries for January 1943 when the target was Essen. 74 years ago today on the night of 16/17th May 1943 Gibson led RAF 617 Squadron on the famous low level raid to the Moehne, Elder and Sorpe dams in the Ruhr valley using a special 'bouncing bomb' devised by Barnes Wallis. This sortie, Operation Chastise, is perhaps one of the most famous of the entire war, later immortalised by the film The Dam Busters starring Richard Todd as Gibson. Not for sale. #ww2 #raf #1943 #flyinglogbook #guygibson #dambusters #thedambusters #617squadron #barneswallis #bouncingbomb #106squadron #pathfinderforce #lancaster #avro #bombercommand #opertationchastise #militaria #vintagebook #historicflyingclothingcompany #richardtodd #aviation #aviator #aircrew #bbmf #moehnedam
Tue 16th May 2017
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Put your phone down and get my tea ready.... #dogs #chocolatelabrador #labrador #labradorretriever #dogsoninstagram #historicflyingclothingcompany #mascot
Tue 16th May 2017
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RAF / SOE blood chit, 27 language, type 1. Also known as Ghoolie chits or safe conduct passes. First version of the 17 language pattern designed by Major Wilcox and Squadron Leader Vintage. Printed in India using red and blue ink on silk. A later version had text in black as this was found easier to read. Issued to British aircrews flying sorties over Asia. Printed with the Union flag right across the top plus wording in 17 languages stating the owner to be an allied fighter only wanting to harm the Japanese. Rare variant. #ww2 #raf #soe #specialoperationsexecutive #royalairforce #ghooliechit #escapeandevasion #escapeandevade #1940s #safeconductpass #historicflyingclothingcompany
Mon 15th May 2017
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RAF escape and evasion map, Zones of France. Single sided colour map issued to troops and aircrew on D-day. Marked I.S.9 (WEA) MAR 1944. #ww2 #1944 #d-day #operationoverlord #escapeandevade #escapeandevasion #escapemap #MI9 #christopherclaytonhuton #claytonhutton #raf #britishforces #vintagemap #aircrew #historicflyingclothingcompany
Mon 15th May 2017
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Imperial Japanese Navy flying goggles by MAN, an abbreviation of Manchuria where the factory was located. Lovely condition. Clear marks. #ww2 #vintageflyingkit #vintagegoggles #goggles #imperialjapanesenavy #japanese #kamikaze #manchuria #aircrew #pilot #aviation #historicflyingclothingcompany #pearlharbor
Sat 13th May 2017
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WW2 A-11 wristwatch by Elgin. Issued to the USAAF. Luminous hands, numerals and chapter ring. 16 jewel 'hack' lever escapement movement. A recent sale on our website. #ww2 #usaaf #aaf #armyairforce #vintagewatch #vintagetimepiece #watchesoninstagram #watches #elgin #aviation #aircrew #historicflyingclothingcompany #1940s
Fri 12th May 2017
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WW2 Air Ministry stopwatch with a split-second chronograph action. Frosted gilt 17 jewel eight hour keyless Swiss movement with beats to one sixth of a second and two centre second hands rated to one revolution per minute. Used to perform complex performance tests, bombing runs and for navigational use. 1939 dated. #ww2 #raf #royalairforce #vintagewatch #chronograph #vintagetimepiece #1930s #1940s #aircrew #flying #navigator #aviation #historicflyingclothingcompany #airministry #stopwatch #bombingrun
Thu 11th May 2017
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WW2 Glider pilot's flying helmet as used on D-day. Extremely scarce. #ww2 #raf #flyinghelmet #glider #pilot #horsa #waco #hadrian #d-day #operationmarketgarden #1944 #1940s #flightgear #historicflyingclothingcompany #flighthelmet
Wed 10th May 2017
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WW2 Aircraft engine magneto switches as used on the AVRO Lancaster and other RAF four engined bombers. Complete with the 'gate' that worked in conjunction with the aircraft's undercarriage indicators and prevented the switches from being turned off if the undercarriage was retracted. #ww2 #raf #avro #lancaster #lancasterbomber #wartime #aircraftparts #aircraftspares #1940s #vintage #flying #aircraft #aircraftcockpit
Wed 10th May 2017
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Irvin thermally insulated flight jacket label. From the jacket in previous post. Clear 1944 date. #1940sclothing #aircrew #flying #raf #1940s #ww2 militaria #aeroclothing #historicflyingclothingcompany #vintage #vintageleatherjacket #label #wardepartment
Sat 6th May 2017
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Rear view of the 1944 dated RAF Thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. #1940sclothing #vintageleatherjacket #vintageclothing #flightjacket #flying #aircrew #pilot #aviator #flightgear #historicflyingclothingcompany
Sat 6th May 2017
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RAF thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. 1944 dated 4-panel construction. On our website right now... #raf #ww2 #vintageleatherjacket #vintageclothing #vintageflightjacket #irvin #1940s #1940sclothing #pilot #aircrew #flyingkit #aviator #historicflyingclothingcompany
Sat 6th May 2017
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Early RAF 2 panel thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. Great original condition. On the website now.. #ww2 #raf #vintageleatherjacket #vintageclothing #irvin #flightgear #flyingjacket #flightjacket #aircrew #pilot #1940s #battleofbritain
Fri 5th May 2017
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Ultra rare RAF Sector clock with a 'winged' dial rather than one with the standard RAF crest. Very few of these were made making them incredibly difficult to find today. 8-day single fusee Elliott movement, 1938 dated. #ww2 #raf #royalairforce #vintageclock #clock #fusee #battleofbritain #operationsroom #1930s #1940s #militaria #sectorclock #historicflyingclothingcompany
Mon 1st May 2017
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WW2 RAF split second stopwatch with a chronograph action. Used to perform complex performance tests, for bombing runs and navigational use. Frosted gilt 17 jewel 8-hour keyless movement with beats to one sixth of a second and two centre second hands rated to one revolution per minute. 1939 dated. #ww2 #raf #stopwatch #chronograph #vintagewatch #vintagetimepiece #timer #watches #watchesoninstagram #historicflyingclothingcompany #navigator #aircrew
Mon 24th April 2017
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Company mascot Stella looking serious. #dogs #dogsofinsta #chocolatelab #chocolatelabrador #historicflyingclothingcompany #labradorretreiver
Fri 21st April 2017
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Happy Easter #raf #ww2 #eggs #eggcup #eggcups #1940s #easter #eastersunday #historicflyingclothingcompany #royalairforce #royalcanadianairforce #royalnewzealandairforce #duckegg #gooseegg #hensegg #egghunt #egghunting #vintagechina
Sun 16th April 2017
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RAF Mk.2 Sector clock. 8-day Smiths Astral platform movement. Economy tiger oak case. 1942 dated. Original with unrestored dial. Probably sold already... #buyingtrip #newstock #raf #ww2 #clock #vintagetimepiece #vintage #vintageclock #1940s #rafstation #royalairforce #historicflyingclothingcompany #battleofbritain #thefew #clocks #smithsclocks #airministry
Sat 15th April 2017
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Gatehouse, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight. #carisbrookecastle #englishheritage
Sat 15th April 2017
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