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AEC Matador 4x4 truck. 9000 of these were built and used by all three services. They had 7.6 litre diesel engines and were capable of carrying a 10 tonne load, albeit with a top speed of just 30mph. RAF versions were used to transport loads and personnel with 4x4 capability making it suitable for use in grass airfields. This example was used in Malta during WW2 and is now on display at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in Scotland. Seen here in an original wartime airfield building. #ww2 #raf #rafstation #truck #vintagetruck #vintagevehicles #AEC #lorry #airbase #matador #aecmatador #airmuseum #historicflyingclothingcompany #airfield #1939 #militaryvehicle
Sat 22nd September 2018
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Messerschmitt Me163 Komet B-1a German Luftwaffe rocket powered interceptor / fighter aircraft. This came into service during the final months of WW2 and was the fastest aircraft and only rocket powered plane ever to be used in combat. It had a top speed of 596mph and was armed with 2x30mm mk.108 cannons. The fuel used to power the engine was highly corrosive so pilots wore specially designed rubberised asbestos flying suits in case of fuel leaks. This example is on display at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, Scotland. It was flown at the end of the war by legendary Scottish pilot Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown. The only allied pilot to fly a Komet with the rocket engine powered up. #ww2 #raf #faa #airmuseum #historicflyingclothingcompany #pilot #ericwinklebrown #messerschmitt #me163 #komet #luftwaffe #warbird #flyingclothing #rocketpowered #rocket #vintageaircraft #aviation
Fri 21st September 2018
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Bolingbroke training aircraft on display at East Fortune Museum of Flight in Scotland. The Bolingbroke is a version of the RAF Bristol Blenheim light bomber built under licence in Canada and used to train airgunners as part of the Commonwealth air training plan. Hence the yellow paint finish. #bolingbroke #raf #ww2 #rcaf #historicflyingclothingcompany #airmuseum #bristolblenheim #airtraning #aircrew #pilot #flighttraining #atc #1940s #warbird #vintageaircraft #aviation #airgunner
Thu 20th September 2018
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Reconstruction of the original parachute store at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in Scotland. This building was used to dry out damp or wet canopies, make repairs and for repacking. High windows in the eaves allow ventilation to aid drying and pullies were used to raise the canopies to the ceiling. Stoves provided in each corner also helped the drying process and made this one of the warmest places in the RAF station. Damaged canopies were repaired here and once ready, they were repacked using the long table shown. Most of this work was done by members of the WAAF. #raf #waaf #aviation #flying #parachute #parachuting #ww2 #pilot #aircrew #eastfortune #rafstation #airbase #historicflyingclothingcompany #reenactor #airmuseum #vintage #parachutist #skydive
Mon 17th September 2018
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British Airways supersonic Concorde G BOAA was the first to go into service in 1976. Decommissioned in 2003 after 8,064 flights, she is now on display at the National Museum of Flight in Scotland. #concorde #supersonicflight #droopsnoot #britishairways #BA #airmuseum #airliner #airlines #pilot #flying #aviation #aircrew #flightattendant #vintageaircraft #jet #aircrew #historicflyingclothingcompany #flightdeck #cockpit #nationalmuseumsscotland
Sun 16th September 2018
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Extremely rare Women's Royal Air Force cap c.1918. On display at the Museum of Aviation, East Fortune, Scotland. #raf #wraf #waaf #uniform #vintageclothing #vintageflying #ww1 #interwar #cap #historicflyingclothingcompany
Fri 14th September 2018
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Rare type E oxygen mask with externally wired type C flying helmet and Mk.VIII goggles. The mask is fitted with leather straps rather than elasticated webbing found on the later and much more common type E*. Irvin thermally insulated jacket also shown. Part of a display at the East Fortune Museum of Aviation in Scotland. #flying #aviation #airmuseum #flyinggoggles #flyinghelmet #oxygenmask #headgear #avionics #pilot #aircrew #historicflyingclothingcompany #irvinairchute #flyingjacket #ww2 #1940s #vintageclothing #vintageflying #nationalmuseumsscotland
Fri 14th September 2018
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Prototype flying helmet designed for use with the Typhoon Eurofighter. It has a heads up system that projects all flight information on to the visor of the helmet. #bonedome #flying #aviation #flyinghelmet #headsupdisplay #historicflyingclothingcompany #eurofightertyphoon #pilot #aircrew #airmuseum
Thu 13th September 2018
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Flying clothing display at the National Museum of Aviation, East Fortune, Scotland. Taylor partial pressure flying helmets and pressure suits etc. #flying #aviation #flyinghelmet #bonedome #taylorhelmet #taylorbaxterwoodhouse #pilot #airmuseum #aircrew #supersonicflight #historicflyingclothingcompany
Thu 13th September 2018
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Rare Partial pressure flying helmet and air cooled inner flying suit worn by Chief Flight Engineer John Allan during Concorde test flights in 1969. The helmets were manufactured by Taylor, Baxter & Woodhouse and were required in order to supply pressure fed oxygen to the aircrew at altitude. On display at the National Museum of Aviation, East Fortune, Scotland. #bonedome #flying #flyinghelmet #flyingclothing #pressurehelmet #concorde #supersonicflight #eastfortune #historicflyingclothingcompany #testpilot #aircooled #taylorhelmet #airmuseum #airline #pilot #aircrew #1960s #nationalmuseumsscotland
Thu 13th September 2018
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Air Ministry safe with painted King's crown and reference number. Typical RAF blue-grey paint finish. Relatively small but extremely heavy. Check out the size of the hinges! Quite a rarity, I have only seen a couple of these. #airministry #raf #royalairforce #ww2 #safe #safetydepositbox #rafstation #historicflyingclothingcompany #1940s #opsroom #guardroom #airbase
Thu 6th September 2018
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Just been doing a little redecorating at home... #hogwarts #wbstudiotour #harrypotter #gryffindor #historicflyingclothingcompany
Thu 30th August 2018
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Highgate Cemetery West. See previous post for further information. #highgate #highgatecemetery #graves #statue #weepingangel #catacombs #mausoleum #burialground #graverobber #london #audreyniffenegger #herfearfulsymmetry #historicflyingclothingcompany
Sun 19th August 2018
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Highgate Cemetery (West). Views around this fascinating burial ground in London. There are 53,000 graves and 170,000 burials in elaborate graves, mausoleums and catacombs. Set up in the 1830s as one of the first privately run burial gardens. London's graveyards were full and grave robbing was rife, supplying fresh cadavers to local medical schools and anatomy students. Highgate was secured by walls and gave families peace of mind that their loved ones would be safe from the body snatchers. The cemetery became very derelict and overgrown by the 1970s but is now carefully managed by the friends of Highgate Cemetery who aim to restore and conserve the monuments whilst maintaining the romantic and picturesque appearance. #highgate #highgatecemetery #london #graveyard #mausoleum #catacomb #undergrounglondon #weepingangel #herfearfulsymmetry #highgatehill #audreyniffenegger #bodysnatcher #thehistoricflyingclothingco
Sun 19th August 2018
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Millennium bridge, St. Paul's cathedral and the London skyline at night. #london #londonlife #londonskyline #stpaulscathedral #milleniumbridge #riverthames #historicflyingclothingcompany
Tue 14th August 2018
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The national firefighters memorial in London. Sculpted by John W Mills ARCA FRBS and cast in bronze. It is situated at a symbolic site between the Millennium bridge and the south side of Paul's cathedral. The cathedral often seen as a famous and iconic building which stood in defiance of all of the fires burning and general destruction around it, caused by the Blitz on London. The memorial showing a Fire Officer and two Firemen engaged in firefighting duties, was originally called ‘Blitz’ and dedicated to the men and women of the Fire Service who lost their lives as a result of their duties during World War II. A plaque read 'Blitz" - The heroes with grimy faces - Winston Churchill In honour and memory of those firefighters who gave their lives in the defence of the nation, 1939 - 1945. Unveiled by Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on 4 May 1991. Later rededicated as the national firefighters memorial and unveiled on the 16th September 2003 by HRH The Princess Royal (Patron to the Firefighters Memorial Charitable Trust). Illuminated by glowing red lights at night to symbolise the fires of the blitz. #london #theblitz #1940s #auxiliaryfireservice #nationalfireservice #afs #nfs #homefront #firefighter #stpaulscathedral #queenmother #londonblitz #ww2 #1939-45 #britainatwar #sculpture #monument #luftwaffe #raf #wwii #winstonchurchill #historicflyingclothingcompany
Tue 14th August 2018
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Fabulous original USAAF A-2 flying jacket to a crewman of the 447 bomb group, 709 bomb squadron that flew from East Anglia during WW2. Great patches and 'Poisonality Kid' artwork on the back. In the collection of a friend at one time. #ww2 #usaaf #flightjacket #a-2 #a2 #mightyeighth #8thairforce #aaf #1940sclothing #vintageclothing #vintageleatherjacket #447BG #,709BS #rattlesdenairfield #flying #aviation #pilot #aircrew #aviator #8thaaf #aviationcollectibles
Mon 13th August 2018
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Early RAF type C receivers as used in the B-type flying helmet during the Battle of Britain. Surprisingly rare to find compared to the later war type 16 & type 32 receivers. #ww2 #raf #flying #flyinghelmet #battleofbritain #pilot #aircrew #avionics #historicflyingclothingcompany #1940s #1940sclothing #vintageclothing #vintageradio #reenactment #reenactor
Wed 8th August 2018
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RAF Taylor Bouyancy flying suit. Yellow one-piece double breasted safety suit designed to give maximum comfort, bouyancy in water and a certain amount of protection without causing too much restriction of movement for the wearer. Produced in heavy aerocord material and designed to be worn with a flameproof kapok liner. Internal braces relieved pressure on the wearer's shoulders. Rare to find in good condition and with original zips. Worn by bomber and coastal command crews. #raf #ww2 #taylorbaxterwoodhouse #flyingsuit #1940sfashion #1940sclothing #1940s #aircrew #pilot #flying #historicflyingclothingcompany #flyingclothing #bombercommand #wartime #reenactment #reenactor
Mon 6th August 2018
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Another short video tour showing some of the cabinets on our stall at the War and Peace Revival show last week. These contained smaller and higher value items including rations, escape kit, goggles and oxygen masks. Apologies for the poor quality. #ww2 #raf #historicflyingclothingcompany #warandpeacerevival #1940s #vintageclothing #rations #flying #flyinggoggles #escapeandevasion #escapecompass #flags #ensign #reenactor #reenactment #cockpitclock #rfc #usaaf #mightyeighth #luftwaffe
Sat 4th August 2018
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