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The advanced party have arrived on site at the War and Peace Revival show. This is home for the next week. Tables set out ready and will be unloading stock from the van tomorrow.. Jeep watching for progress photos! Stall L7. #warandpeacerevival #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #ww2 #flying #aviationcollectibles #pilot #aviation #aircrew #flyinghelmet #1940sclothing #vintageclothing #reenactment #reenactor #irvin
Sat 21st July 2018
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Preparations for the War and Peace Revival show are now nearing completion. Come and see us on pitch L7 for a range of flying clothing and equipment. RAF, USAAF, Luftwaffe, RFC, Japanese and more besides. #warandpeacerevival #historicflyingclothingcompany #raf #pilot #aviationcollectibles #flying #irvin #flyinghelmet #flyingjacket #ww2 #flyingkit #aircrew #1940s #vintageclothing #vintage
Thu 19th July 2018
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This is the Sector clock at Bentley Priory. It was used in the operations room there during the Battle of Britain. #ww2 #raf #sectorclock #operationsroom #bentleypriory #battleofbritain #hughdowding #airchiefmarshallhughdowding #1940 #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Mon 25th June 2018
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Bentley Priory museum. This is where Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding' planned and controlled the Battle of Britain from. His office can still be seen along with other artefacts relating to the Battle #bentleypriory #hughdowding #airchiefmarshalhughdowding #raf #ww2 #battleofbritain #aviationcollectibles #bentleypriorymuseum #aviation #thefew #1940 #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #spitfire #hurricane
Mon 25th June 2018
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Markers used on the operations room plotting table and tote boards at RAF Uxbridge during the 2nd World War. They were used to give information on allied and axis aircraft such as numbers, height, direction etc. #raf #ww2 #rafbunker #rafuxbridge #battleofbritain #battleofbritainbunker #operationsroom #churchill #finesthour #thefew #plotters #waaf #aviationcollectibles #aviation #1940s #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sun 24th June 2018
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RAF Battle of Britain bunker in Uxbridge. This historically important site was at the heart of Britain's secret wartime defence. Today the original operations room is set up to represent how it appeared at the height of the Battle of Britain at 11.30am, 15th September 1940 when the RAF had no aircraft in reserve. The room was visited by King George VI and Churchill. Indeed it was after emerging from the bunker that the prime minister spoke the now iconic words 'never in the field of human conflict was so much owed, by so many to so few....' He later used the same words in a speech made in parliament. Here you can see the plotting table used to monitor and plot the battle in the air. Well worth a visit. #raf #battleofbritain #bunker #1940 #churchill #finesthour #rafuxbridge #opsroom #aviation #flying #spitfire #hurricane #pilot #aircrew #waaf #neverinthefieldofhumanconflict #thefew #historicflyingclothingco
Mon 4th June 2018
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Wing Commander Guy Gibson returned from the dams Raid 75 years ago today. Here we have an original signature in the logbook of a wireless operator / airgunner who flew with 106 Squadron. Gibson was the Commanding officer at the time, hence the log is signed off by him each month. The date on this page is January 1943, just three months before the famous raid. From my own collection. #guygibson #ww2 #dambusters #lancasterbomber #avro #barneswallis #bouncingbomb #1943 #617squadron #106squadron #pilot #flying #aviation #logbook #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Thu 17th May 2018
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75th anniversary of the Dams Raid. Here we have a small collection of items relating to the Dam Busters, the dams Raid and 617 Squadron. First a 1st edition copy of Paul Brickhill's book about the raid signed 'S L Richardson, please return'. Richardson introduced the stabilizing automatic bomb sight to 617 sqdrn. In November 1943 when their Lancaster bombers were undergoing conversion to use Barnes Wallis's 12,000 lb tallboy bomb and required the higher accuracy of the SABS. Richardson is mentioned in the book and is referred to as 'talking bomb' as he lived and breathed bombing. He flew on 15 raids with 617 to watch his beloved bomb sight in action. This book is Richardson's own unique copy. We also have some original period photos of the Mohne dam, intact and after it was breached. 75 years ago today the Lancaster bombers returned following the raid. Of the 133 men who took off 58 never returned. 55 killed in action and 3 taken prisoner of war. 1300 people also perished in the aftermath of the bombing and subsequent flooding. Lest we forget. #dambusters #raf #raf100 #dambusters75 #guygibson #617squadron #rafscampton #lancasterbomber #ww2 #barneswallis #bouncingbomb #damsraid #1943 #vintagephotos #paulbrickhill #mohnedam #ederdam #torpedam #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #dansnow
Thu 17th May 2018
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On the night of 16-17th May 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron on a raid to destroy three dams in the Ruhr valley Germany using the specially developed 'bouncing' bomb. Flying in specially modified Lancaster bombers they flew at a height of just 60 feet over the water before dropping their bombs. The raid was codenamed 'operation chastise' and the bomb, designed by Sir Barnes Wallis, was called 'Upkeep'. The three main targets were the Mohne, Elder and Sorpe dams.19 aircraft took part, setting off in 3 waves. Gibson led the attack on the Mohne. It took 5 bombs to breach the dam wall. The Elder was also breached but the Sorpe remained intact. Of the 133 crew involved in the raid, 53 died and 3 became POWs. The bombs and subsequent flooding killed around 1300 on the ground. Although the long term effects of the raid were short lived, it provided a huge moral boost to the British war effort. Here we have a copy of the Daily Telegraph from Tuesday 18th May reporting the raid. It had been signed by various aircrew who flew on the raid including Douglas Webb, Ken Brown - pilot of 'F' for Freddie, Grant MacDonald, Basil Fearon, Thomas Simpson, Bill Townsend and Les Munroe. Also shown is a copy of the sheet music for the Dam Busters march, signed by composer, Eric Coates. Appropriate for today, the 75th anniversary of the raid. #bombercommand #arthurtharris #bomberharris #dailytelegraph #1943 #dambusters #avro
Wed 16th May 2018
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British official photograph issued in January 1943. Shows a flight of RAF Lysanders over tropical Madagascar hills. Lysanders were used in this campaign for anti-invasion and anti-submarine patrols and later took part in the successful southern advance providing close support bombing'. A recent addition to the website. #ww2 #raf #vintagephoto #lysander #1940s #pilot #flying #aviationcollectibles #aviation #soe #aircrew #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sat 12th May 2018
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WW2 press photo with a Fabulous image of a Spitfire being manouvred by various pilots. Good range of flying clothing is worn including 1936 pattern boots, 1941 pattern Mae Wests, C-type helmets etc.. #ww2 #vintagephoto #flying #flyingclothing #spitfire #aircrew #supermarine #flyinghelmet #1940s #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sun 6th May 2018
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Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. An impressive Elizabethan manor house built at the end of the 16th century by Elizabeth Shrewsbury (Bess if Hardwick) with no expense spared. She was 70 yeas old when construction began. It was occupied by her descendants until the 1950s when death duties forcd them to sell to the national trust. Exterior shots of the hall were used as Malfoy Manor in the Harry Potter films. #hardwickhall #nationaltrust #malfoymanor #malfoy #harrypotter #jkrowling #luciousmalfoy #deatheater #bessofhardwick #1597 #danielradcliffe #therealmalfoymanor #filmlocation #harrypotterfilmlocation
Sat 5th May 2018
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Official WW2 British press photo shows a RAF Baltimore releasing bombs over the snow covered mountains near the town of Sulmona in Italy. The target was the railway sidings below. Dated February 1944. #ww2 #raf #bombercommand #vintagephoto #oldphotos #pressphoto #1940s #flying #aviationcollectibles #avition #pilot #aircrew #sortie #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sun 29th April 2018
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WW2 Thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. Typical early war configuration with single panel front and single seam back panel construction. Size 6 and with 1939 contract date on the label. Available now on the website. #ww2 #raf#irvin #irvinairchute #flying #vintageleatherjacket #vintageflyingjacket #flyingjacket #aviationcollectibles #aviation #pilot #aircrew #1940s #1940sclothing #1939 #warintheair #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sat 28th April 2018
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WW2 RAF thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. Typical early war configuration with single panel front and single seam back panel construction. A good looking jacket. Full details on the website now. #ww2 #raf #flying #irvin #irvinairchute #flyingjacket #vintageleatherjacket #vintageclothing #1940s #1940sclothing #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #aviationcollectibles #aviation #pilot #aircrew #battleofbritain
Sat 28th April 2018
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WW2 RAF thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. Later war multiple panel construction. Replacement zips but a good solid jacket. Available from the website now. #ww2 #raf #irvin #irvinairchute #flyingjacket #vintageclothing #vintageleatherjacket #leatherjacket #aviationcollectibles #aviation #flying #pilot #aircrew #1940sclothing #1940s #vintagethreads #fightercommand #bombercommand #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sat 28th April 2018
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RAF thermally insulated Irvin flying jacket. Size 4. Mid war configuration with multiple panel construction. Very good used condition. Available from the website now. #ww2 #raf #irvinairchute #irvin #flyingjacket #vintageclothing #vintage #flying #aviation #vintageleatherjacket #1940s #1940sclothing #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany #pilot #faa #ata
Sat 28th April 2018
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View towards the fabulous medieval castle at Conwy, North Wales. Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289. Very complete and has many accessible towers/turrets affording excellent views over the lovely walled market town. Apologies for the poor photo! #conwy #conwycastle #northwales #welshcastle #kingedwardI #medeival #walledtown #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Sun 15th April 2018
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View to South Stack lighthouse on an islet just off the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey. Built in 1806. Now fully automated. Great view from the top. The photos are taken close to the site of a gun emplacement/wartime observation post. #ww2 #gunemplacement #lighthouse #southstack #anglesey #wales #coastline #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Fri 13th April 2018
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Chocolate dogs on tour... #chocolatelab #labradorretriever #chocolatelabrador #dogsofinstagram #beachdog #thehistoricflyingclothingcompany
Thu 12th April 2018
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