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WW1 British Prince Of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 15th (Leeds) Battalion (Leeds Pals) Other Ranks Peaked Service Cap With Regimental Cap Badge. Sn 16182:3 - 16182:3
The Leeds Pals were a First World War Pals battalion of Kitchener's Army raised in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. When the battalion was taken over by the British Army it was officially named the 15th Battalion (1st Leeds), The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). The battalion was formed in September 1914 and underwent training at Colsterdale in the Yorkshire Dales. It became part of the 93rd Brigade of the 31st Division, along with the two Bradford Pals battalions (16th and 18th Battalions, The West Yorkshire Regiment). In December 1915 the Leeds Pals were deployed to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal from the threat of the Ottoman Empire. In March 1916 the battalion landed in France, joining the British build up for the Battle of the Somme. On the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, the 31st Division attacked towards the village of Serre and the Leeds Pals advanced from a line of copses named after the Gospels. The battalion was shelled in its trenches before Zero Hour (7.30 am) and when it advanced, it was met by heavy machine gun fire. A few men got as far as the German barbed wire but no further. Later in the morning the German defenders came out to clear the bodies off their wire, killing any that were still alive. The battalion casualties, sustained in the few minutes after Zero, were 24 officers and 504 other ranks, of which 15 officers and 233 other ranks were killed. In December 1917 the Leeds Pals were amalgamated with the 2nd Leeds battalion (17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment, a Bantam battalion) to form the 15th/17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment. This is a nice, original, WW1 British OR’s Prince Of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 15th (Leeds) Battalion (Leeds Pals) Service Cap in very good condition. It has just one small old moth hole on the crown near to the peak only visible on close inspection . It has the correct thin leather chin strap secured by 2 embossed general service brass buttons and vent holes at either side. It also retains its original liner and headband. The cap is mounted with an original brass Prince Of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 15th (Leeds) Battalion (Leeds Pals) cap badge.The cap is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16182:3
£275.00

WW1 British Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Other Ranks Peaked Service Cap With Regimental Cap Badge. Sn 16182:2 - 16182:2
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years. It was known as the 7th Regiment of Foot until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The regiment served in many wars and conflicts throughout its long existence, including the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War. In 1968, the regiment was amalgamated with the other regiments of the Fusilier Brigade – the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and the Lancashire Fusiliers – to form a new large regiment, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The Royal Fusiliers War Memorial, a monument dedicated to the almost 22,000 Royal Fusiliers who died during the First World War, stands on Holborn in the City of London. This is a nice, original, WW1 British OR’s Royal Fusiliers Service Cap in good condition with just small areas of old stable mothing which does not affect the overall appearance of the cap. It has the correct thin leather chin strap secured by 2 embossed general service brass buttons and vent holes at either side. It also retains its original liner and headband. The cap is mounted with an original brass Royal Fusiliers cap badge with King’s crown & ignited grenade with central rose and Latin motto. The cap is approx UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16182:2
£275.00

**SOLD**SOLD**17/4**WW1 British Motor Machine Gun Corps (MMG) Other Ranks Peaked Service Cap With Regimental Cap Badge. Sn 16182:1 - 16182:1
The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MMG, Motor Branch of the MGC was formed by absorbing the armoured car squadrons of the recently disbanded Royal Naval Armoured Car Service. It formed several types of units: motor cycle batteries, light armoured motor batteries (LAMB) and light car patrols. As well as motor cycles, other vehicles used included Rolls-Royce and Ford Model T cars. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922. The MGC saw action in all the main theatres of war, including France and Belgium, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Salonika, East Africa and Italy. In its short history, the MGC gained an enviable record for heroism as a front line fighting force. Indeed, in the latter part of the war, as tactics changed to defence in depth, it commonly served well in advance of the front line. It had a less enviable record for its casualty rate. Some 170,500 officers and men served in the MGC, with 62,049 becoming casualties, including 12,498 killed, earning it the nickname 'the Suicide Club'. This is a nice, original, WW1 British OR’s MMG Service Cap in very good condition with no mothing. It has the correct thin leather chin strap secured by 2 embossed general service brass buttons and vent holes at either side. It also retains its original liner and headband. The cap is mounted with an original brass MMG cap badge with King’s crown & crossed Vickers heavy machine guns which were the primary weapon of the MGC, above white metal ‘MMG’ title. The cap is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16182:1
£0.00

Japanese Edo Period Samurai Warrior’s Moulded Lacquered Leather Jingasa Helmet (War Camp Hat) With Sakai Clan Mon Badge, Tasselled Cord. Sn 16180 - 16180
The jingasa (War Camp Hat) was a type of helmet was worn by Japanese warriors when traveling or encamped. The jingasa is typically lacquered, making it especially lightweight and waterproof. The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. The Sakai clan was a Japanese samurai clan that claimed descent from the Nitta branch of the Minamoto clan, who were in turn descendants of Emperor Seiwa. In the Edo period, the politics of display of sankin kôtai and other ceremonial occasions led to jingasa becoming more decorative in appearance, as was also the case for many other items of samurai arms, armour, and clothing. These items performed important symbolic, ceremonial, and discursive political purposes. This is an original Japanese Edo period jingasa of moulded leather construction with black lacquer to exterior and red lacquer to interior. The edges of the brim has some light nibbles to be expected with age. The exterior has brass circular top boss with gilt tri spear radiating from the crown. It has a gilt Sakai clan mon to front and gold silk tassel suspended from a lug to the rear. It measures 35 x 33cm and is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16180
£295.00

Japanese Edo Period Samurai Warrior’s Moulded Lacquered Leather Jingasa Helmet (War Camp Hat) With Tokugawa Clan Mon Badge, Tasselled Cord & Chin Strap. Sn 16181 - 16181
The jingasa (War Camp Hat) was a type of helmet worn by Japanese Samurai warriors when traveling or encamped. The jingasa is typically lacquered, making it especially lightweight and waterproof. The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. In the Edo period, the politics of display of sankin kôtai and other ceremonial occasions led to jingasa becoming more decorative in appearance, as was also the case for many other items of samurai arms, armour, and clothing. These items performed important symbolic, ceremonial, and discursive political purposes. This is an original Japanese Edo period jingasa of moulded leather construction with brown lacquer to exterior and red lacquer to interior. The exterior has four sets of twelve ken-type ribbed plated radiating from chrysanthemum shaped boss to the top. It has a painted Tokugawa clan mon to front and gold tassel suspended from copper loop to the reverse, with later padded chin strap It measures 35 x 32.5cm and is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16181
£275.00

Original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. Sn 15984:4 - 15984:4
This is an original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. The helmet and liner have no damage and the camo cover is clean and intact with hand written period slogans. The liner has indistinct ink lettering (illustrated).The cap is clean with no damage and has its original label ‘ 7 3/8’ size together with designation and 1972 army stores code (illustrated).The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15984:4
£375.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16028 - 16028
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint which has areas of surface wear. The inside crown has a piece of tape with handwritten name ‘Christopher Good’ most likely the name of the paratrooper who was issued with this helmet. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7 1/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16028
£425.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16026 - 16026
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16026
£425.00

VERY RARE, Original, WW1 British Tank Driver’s Armoured Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil & Original Cord Ties. Sn 16018 - 16018
This is a very rare, original WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil. The steel mask with slotted steel eye guard protection and ridged nose guard is leather covered and has a padded chamois leather backing. It has its original cloth head ties and original chain mail veil to protect the driver’s mouth and chin. The steel, leather and material are clean & intact. The price for this very rare piece of WW1 tanker’s equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 16018
£1,295.00

WW1 British WD MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet Stamped ‘HS 63’, Brodie Ink Stamped Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Devonshire Regiment King’s Crown Badge. Sn 16027 - 16027
The Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit. After absorbing some 500 reservists, elements of the Regiment departed for France, landing at Le Havre on 21 August 1914, just 17 days since Britain's entry into the war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Regiment saw much action throughout WW1. This is an original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet to the Devonshire Regiment. It is complete with leather chinstrap. It has its original rough textured olive finish. The finish has wear in areas to be expected but there are no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. The front of the helmet is mounted with a darkened metal KC cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment. The helmet has its original net liner & black oilcloth sweatband with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp and WD arrow mark. The rim of the helmet is stamped 'HS 64'. It has its original brown leather chinstrap and buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16027
£595.00
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