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RAF Mk.1flying helmet. Super soft leather with a chamois and fur lining. Wind deflector ear rolls and fold back ear flaps. 1931 dated and in great condition. #raf #flyinghelmet #flighthelmet #flyingcap #pilot #aircrew #flying #aviation #militaria #vintageclothing #royalairforce #1930s #historicflyingclothingcompany
Tue 20th June 2017
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WW2 RAF service dress shoes. Original 1938 dated Air Ministry marked black leather shoes with stitched leather soles. Although technically a uniform item many fighter pilots wore their shoes in preference to bulky flying boots. Very rare to find official issue wartime shoes. #ww2 #raf #uniform #vintageshoes #vintageclothing #1930s #royalairforce #airministry #aircrew #pilot #fighterpilot #shoes #servicedress #historicflyingclothingcompany #militaria #vintageuniform #reenactor
Mon 19th June 2017
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RAF Mk.3B flying helmet. Moulded glass fibre resinate shell finished in the original white paint. Essentially a variant of the Mk.2A helmet with the same avionics system but fitted with the anti glare visor used originally on the Mk.1A. It was intended for use with fixed wing aircraft without ejector seats but provided with oxygen equipment. Quite scarce in good condition. #raf #rafpilot #royalairforce #coldwar #flyinghelmet #bonedome #aircrew #vintageflyinghelmet #1970s #vintageclothing #militaria #pilot #aviation #flying #historicflyingclothingcompany
Thu 15th June 2017
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Two further photos of the AAF A-3 trousers by Perry Sportswear. #usaaf #vintageclothing #flying #vintageflightgear #aviation #1940sclothing #1940s #vintageleather #perrysportswear #aircrew #armyairforce #historicflyingclothingcompany
Sun 11th June 2017
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USAAF type A-3 shearling winter flying trousers as worn with the B-3 flying jacket. #usaaf #flightclothing #armyairforce #flightsuit #flightjacket #vintageclothing #vintageleather #1940sclothing #1940s #aircrew #pilot #flying #militaria #reenactor #historicflyingclothingcompany #aviation
Sat 10th June 2017
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USAAF B-3 shearling winter flying jacket. Sadly it has a broken zip, otherwise in pretty good condition. #usaaf #usarmy #usarmyairforce #flightjacket #flyingjacket #shearling #vintageleatherjacket #vintagejacket #vintageclothing #1940sclothing #1940s #pilot #aircrew #historicflyingclothingcompany #b-3 #bombercommand #raf
Mon 5th June 2017
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USAAF A-6 winter flying shoes manufactured by Converse. Classic shearling 'heavy shoe'. Designed to be worn with or without a regulation shoe and also electrical shoes and inserts such as the D-1. #ussaf #usarmy #usarmyairforce #flyingboots #vintageshoes #vintageboots #converse #converseshoes #1940s #vintage #aircrew #flightgear #pilot #flying #historicflyingclothingcompany
Sun 4th June 2017
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USAAF variable density flying goggles. Each lens is actually comprised of two separate lenses, one of which could be rotated over the other using a centrally mounted knob. The effect of this rotation was to achieve differing degrees of density from clear through a range of pinks/reds and enabled the wearer to track targets in the vicinity of and across the face of the sun. Complete with red Polaroid 'flip doesn't visor for observing tracer bullets under various conditions of sunlight and brightness. Used primarily by airgunners. #ww2 #usaaf #usarmyairforce #usarmy #1940s #flying #flyinggoggles #flightgoggles #flightgear #flightclothing #pilot #airgunner #aircrew #mightyeighth #8thairforce #vintagegoggles #vintagesunglasses #historicflyingclothingcompany #polaroid #americanoptical #reenactor
Mon 29th May 2017
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This lovely patch is on an American M-41 field jacket attributed to the 8th USAAF. Note the very worn / moth eaten English made felt 8th shoulder patch. Can anyone identify the patch? Looks a little bit like that of the 729th bomb squadron, 452nd bomb group, 8th AAF but not the same.... Any help appreciated. #usaaf #ww2 #m41jacket #vintagejacket #militaria #mightyeighth #8thairforce #8aaf #vintagepatch #patch #historicflyingclothingcompany #aircrew #flying #flightjacket #usarmy
Thu 25th May 2017
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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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