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Rare K-3 telephone kiosk c.1929. The K-3was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1928 and manufactured in cast concrete, halving the cost of the previous K-2 that was made from cast iron. It is grade II listed and shown in original cream and red colour. This rare surviving example is at London zoo. #telephone #telephonebox #teleohonekiosk #k-3 #vintagetelephone #london #londonzoo #vintageohone #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #1920s
Fri 24th May 2019
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The map room was the heart of the cabinet war rooms. One week before the war began a handpicked team of officers from each of the services entered and the lights were never switched off for 6 years. The map room boys know as 'the glamour boys' sat along a central desk to gather intelligence on situations in every theatre if the war. Colour coded telephones referred to as ' the beauty chorus' were connected to the forces, intelligence sources and the outside world via a private exchange. To keep noise levels down incoming calls were indicated by flashing ights rather than ringing bells. Incoming information was passed on to the plotters and they would display the latest situation on maps mounted all around the room, by adding colour coded pins, threads and tiny flags. Staff also helped prepare a morning report circulated to the PM, chiefs of staff and the king. #cabinetwarrooms #ww2 #winstonchurchill #1940s #undergroundbunker #secretbunker #secretwar #maps #vintagetelephone #200seriesphone #bakelite #bakelitetelephone #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #london #secretlondon #clivesteps #warcabinet #westminster
Fri 17th May 2019
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Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the famous dams raid. Form 414.  Royal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book No.2.  W/Cmdr G. P. Gibson V.C, D.S.O., D.F.C.  There are entries during April 1943 for training flights made in preparation for the Dams raid including 'To lake nr. Sheffield'(Ladybower reservoir was used for training flights to simulate the Moehne dam), 'Cornish X Country at low level with dummy attacks on Lakes', 'Dummy attacks on Welsh Dams' etc.  On 6th May 'Spotlight flying at 60ft at night'. On 16 May 1943 Gibson's log entry reads simply 'Led attack on Mohne and Eder Dams. Successful.' On the adjacent page he records 'Awarded V.C. 23.05.43.' The final log entry, a solo flight in a Lightning from Langford Lodge, is written on September 16 1944.  Just three days later on September 19th, Gibson piloted a Mosquito to Rheydt in Germany acting as Master Bomber for a raid on communicatons.  His aircraft crashed in flames on the return journey at Steenbergen, Holland. #dambuster #guygibson #617squadron #bombercommand #1940s #logbook #ww2 #raf #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #thedambusters
Fri 17th May 2019
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Hastings Ismay's quarters in the cabinet war rooms. He was responsible for ensuring the war rooms were ready on time and was Churchill's Chief of Staff, making him the link between the Prime Minister and heads of the army, navy and Royal Air Force. He made use of the room during heavy air raids and after ok late night meetings. Being a senior officer, Ismay's was afforded the luxury of carpet! #ww2 #raf #britisharmy #royalnavy #cabinetwarrooms #winstonchurchill #clivesteps #1940s #blitz #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #secretbunker #secretwar #mysecretlondon #vintagetelephone #vintagelighting
Fri 3rd May 2019
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Have a very Happy Easter #easter #easteregg #eggcups #raf #rcaf #raaf #rnzaf #ww2 #vintagechina #eggsforbreakfast #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #1940s #eggsonration
Sun 21st April 2019
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George VI cypher on a sand bin at the Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster central London. These were placed along the corridors for use in the event of fires from incendiaries or more mundane causes. #cabinetwarrooms #undergroundbunker #1940s #fireextinguisher #enamelbin #sandbin #georgevi #cwr #winstonchurchill #ww2 #theblitz #incendiary #firecontrol #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #historicflyingclothingcompany #secretwar #secretbunker #clivesteps #imperialwarmuseum
Mon 15th April 2019
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Various signage within the Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster, central London. #1940s #cabinetwarrooms #churchillswarrooms #winstonchurchill #imperialwarmuseum #undergroundbunker #secretwar #secretbunker #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #royalmarines #clivesteps #london #
Thu 11th April 2019
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Wooden air raid, gas attack and ground attack warning sign in one of the corridors of the cabinet war rooms in London. #cabinetwarrooms #worldwar2 #ww2 #airraid #westminster #clivesteps #winstonchurchill #imperialwarmuseum #london #1940s #vintagesign #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Thu 11th April 2019
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The wait is over!  We are delighted to announce that  new stock will be added to the website this coming Tuesday, 2nd April from 8pm/2000hours BST (approximately). We expect it will take between 90 & 120 minutes  to complete.  If you are viewing the update 'live' as it happens remember to keep refreshing your browser in order to see the new items as they are added. 170+ new items with prices to suit all budgets. #ww2 #ww1 #rfc#luftwaffe #raf#usaaf #flyinggoggles #flyingsuit #flyinghelmet #flyingboots #parachutes #maps #escapeandevasion #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #flying #aviation #aviationcollectibles #imperialjapanesenavy #airtransportauxiliary
Mon 1st April 2019
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This small room is where the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had their equipment used for live broadcasts from the Cabinet War Rooms. British prime minister Winston Churchill made speeches during the war from this very room. #cabinetwarrooms #churchillswarrooms #winstonchurchill #bbc #ww2 #worldwar2 #secretwar #secretbunker #undergroundbunker #westminster #clivesteps #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #london
Fri 29th March 2019
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This is the typists' office inside the Cabinet War Rooms secret underground bunker. British prime minister Winston Churchill famously hated noise and typists' used 'noiseless' Remington typewriters. He also hated staples, insisting that documents were collated and joined using string treasury tags through holes punched with what he called a "clop'. All workers in the war rooms had to sign the official secrets act and couldn't even tell their families where they worked. They stayed underground for long periods sometimes sleeping on a lower floor known as the 'dock'and used as a dormitory. Note the period lamps, fan, telephones and furniture. #cabinetwarrooms #winstonchurchill #imperialwarmuseum #remington #vintagetelephone #vintagelighting #1940s #london #clivesteps #churchillswarrooms #ww2 #worldwar2 #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #typist #undergroundbunker #secretwar #officialsecrets
Thu 28th March 2019
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These are many of the original keys to the various offices, meeting rooms and doors within the Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster, central London. The underground bunker was used by the British prime minister Winston Churchill and his government and chiefs of staff to plan and orchestrate the war. When the war ended the lights were turned off, doors locked and it remained a time capsule until reopened in the late 1980s. More photos of this fascinating secret headquarters to come... #cabinetwarrooms #ww2 #worldwar2 #westminster #clivesteps #imperialwarmuseum #winstonchurchill #undergroundbunker #raf #britishnavy #britisharmy #britishforces #1940s #timecapsule #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #churchillswarrooms #secretwar
Wed 27th March 2019
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Winston Churchill's bedroom within the secret underground bunker better known as the Cabinet War Rooms. Churchill didn't use this room often for sleeping but more as an office prior to meetings with the Chiefs of Staff and for his regular afternoon nap. Many of his speeches were dictated there with Churchill lying on the bed. The room is basic but luxurious compared to others. No toilet facilities, just a China potty by the bed. More often than not Churchill slept above the CWR in private quarters known as the No.10 annexe. #cabinetwarrooms #imperialwarmuseum #winstonchurchill #primeminister #1940s #ww2 #theblitz #clivesteps #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #historicflyingclothingcompany #bunker #westminster #darkesthour #finesthour #200seriesphone #scramblerphone #worldwar2 #vintagelighting
Tue 26th March 2019
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This is the tiny Transatlantic Telephone Room within The Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster, central London. The CWR is an underground bunker used to protect both staff and secrets at the centre of Britain's wartime government. The telephone room was actually disguised as a private toilet but used by Winston Churchill to speak in secret on a direct line to the president of the USA. #cwr #cabinetwarrooms #imperialwarmuseum #winstonchurchill #london #ww2 #churchillswarrooms #bunker #primeminister #warcabinet #1940s #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Mon 25th March 2019
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Detail from an excellent evocative image of aircrew enjoying tea following a raid. The two men at the centre are wearing war service dress uniforms, 1941 pattern Mae Wests. and Observer parachute harnesses.  The chap left of center is holding an internally wired C-type flying helmet with G-type oxygen mask and hose plus a pair of Mk.II goggles. #raf #ww2 #royalairforce #oldphoto #vintagephoto #aircrew #1940s #maewest #flyinghelmet #flyinggoggles #pilot #aviation #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #tea
Thu 14th February 2019
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A good studio portrait photograph of an airman in his 1930 pattern Sidcot flying suit.  Details printed on the back refer to a Blackpool photographic studio.  Possibly the same airman as in my previous post. #raf #vintagephoto #flyingsuit #1940s #vintageclothing #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #flying #aviation #pilot #aircrew #oldphoto #airman #royalairforce #airman
Thu 14th February 2019
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This is a detail from a superb studio portrait photograph of an airman in his 1930 pattern Sidcot flying suit, 1933 pattern gauntlets, early C-type helmet and Mk.IV goggles complete with anti-glare screen.  Details printed on the back refer to a Blackpool photographic studio and there is a 2 September 1942 date stamp. #raf #ww2 #flyinggoggles #flyingsuit #vintageclothing #1940s #oldphoto #aviation #pilot #airman #aircrew #thefew #royalairforce #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Wed 13th February 2019
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Fabulous original WW2 USAAF B-7 flying jacket by the Aero Leather Clothing Co.  Size 38R. The B-7 parka was developed in 1940 and standardized in June 1941 as an extreme coldweather jacket intended to protect air and groundcrews stationed in bitterly cold conditions.  Roughly hip length, it was manufactured in untreated natural 1.25" shearling and had a front zip concealed behind a buttoned wind flap fastened with braided cord loops.  Internal zipped pockets at the waist. Chromed leather patch pockets on the front skirt.  Integral hood edged with wolf fur.  The jacket was only in production for about a year and is now one of the hardest USAAF items to find.  Most that do turn up are in poor condition and are often very dirty. This is a fabulous rare jacket. #ww2 #usaaf #usaac #armyairforce #armyaircorps #vintageclothing #flyingjacket #vintageleatherjacket #1940s #shearlingjacket #parka #vintageparka #flying #pilot #aircrew #aviation #hi#thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #waac #aeroleather
Tue 5th February 2019
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Here we have another RAF Mk.2 Sector clock, this example is 1942 dated with rare bakelite surround. The Smith's Coventry Astral movement is Air Ministry King's crown marked and 1942 dated. The case is also GVIR marked and 1942 dated. The bezel appears to be an old replacement. Excellent original dial. #ww2 #raf #operationsroom #sectorclock #smithsclocks #royalairforce #coventryastral #battleofbritain #opsroom #sectorclock #georgevi #1940s #airministry #vintageclock #vintagetimepiece
Tue 29th January 2019
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WW2 Naval battleship HMS Belfast is in this group of photos. It can be seen on the Thames from the top of the Shard. Lao note the Tower of London, Tower bridge, London Eye and other landmarks. #hmsbelfast #shardview #shard #london #londoneye #historicflyingclothingcompany #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #ww2 #britishnavy #1940s
Sat 26th January 2019
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