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Victorian Scottish Fusilier’s Horse Hair Sporran With Brown Leather Cantle & Pouch, Belt Hanger & Regiment Badge. Sn 14404 - 14404
This is an original Victorian era Scottish Military Sporran. The horse hair sporran has brass top mount. It has its brown leather cantle with flap covered pocket and brass stud button. The cantle has unreadable contemporary hand writing and an indistinct embossed stamp. The cantle also has 2 small belt loops. The Sporran is fitted with original chain and leather belt, waist hanger with buckle. The front of the Sporran has an original Scottish Fusilier’s Regiment, brass ignited grenade badge. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14404

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 18/9 ) 1st Pattern, WW2 1942 Dated British Airborne Para Troops Camouflaged Denison Smock Glider Pilot Staff Sgt Maurice Herridge During Operation Market Garden At Arnhem With Pegasus Formation Patch, Sgt Chevrons Brass KC Badges - 11667
This is an original early WW2 British Camouflaged Denison Smock with tail flap (see page 68 of Denison published by Wilson & Military Mode). This example came directly from the family of WW2 Para glider pilot S/Sgt 5511321 Maurice Herridge who wore the smock in action during Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944 fought in the Netherlands and Germany in the Second World War. The operation was split into two sub-operations: Market – the airborne forces, the First Allied Airborne Army, who would seize bridges including Arnhem. Garden – the ground forces, consisting of the British XXX Corps). Maurice saw action at Arnhem where gliders were used and losses were heavy. Maurice survived the war and wore the smock at reunions and memorial visits to Arnhem until his death in his 80’s. The rare smock has its original white cotton label inside crisply marked 'Smock Denison Airborne Troops Size 5 Height 5’9” to 5’ 11” Breast 37” to 39” Wareings (N’Ton) Ltd (manufacturer), 1942 (date)'. There is also an ink WD stamp with arrow. It has the correct ‘Newey’ press stud fasteners all of which are present and fasten as they should. Both sleeves are mounted with Pegasus Formation Patches, Sgt Chevrons & Brass KC Badges. This early Denison is clean and has no damage but does have surface wear consistent with age and service use. The inside of the smock also has a later applied ink name rank and number of Maurice written by a family member of his, before it came into our possession. It has the correct elasticated woven cuffs, zip and tail. The price for this early WW2 smock with connections to WW2 Glider use at Arnhem and worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 11667

WW2 Era British Mountain Ski / Arctic Warfare Troops Drab Olive & Snow White Camouflage 1943 Pattern ‘Overcoat Parka Type’ Reversible. U 124 - U 124
The 1943 Pattern of the Overcoat Parka Type Reversible is a full length parka with hood offering full body protection from head to below the knees (see page 143 of Doughboy to GI page 143 & The WW2 GI page 54). It is reversible with a drab olive side and white snow camo side as can be seen in the images. A long zipper closes the front with a button flap over it plus 3 buttons at the neck and draw cord to close the hood. There are 2 hand warmer slash pockets above the web belted waist and 2 large cargo pockets below on the olive side. The bottom hem and the hood both have snaps to adjust size. The sleeve cuff could be drawn tight with a 2 position strap. This garment was intended to replace the Shearling and earlier parka coats having advantages over both of them in that it was adaptable to a wide range of temperature (a button in pile liner was available for this pattern of parka. Our example is without pile liner). Our example is clean with just small areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use. There are no visible maker’s marks or labels but it is approx. UK chest size 40”, Height 5’ 10”. The price includes UK delivery. U 124

MINT, UN-ISSUED, WW2 D-Day Landings Era, April 1944 Dated British WD 1942 Pattern Parachutists Over Smock Size 5 By Dunlop Rubber Co Ltd. Sn 8332 - 8332
An original, near mint, un-issued condition British 1942 pattern Parachutists over smock .Made of olive denim it features 2 grenade pockets, an "ape tail" with 3 sets of Newey brass snaps for adjusted comfort and a full length brass zip. Inside it has a superb, original label (illustrated), ink marked ‘Jackets Parachutists 1942 Pattern Size No. 5 Height 5'11" to 6', Breast 38" - 43" Dunlop Rubber Co Ltd Apr (April) 1944’ together with WD arrow. The price for this WW2 Para smock made just 2 months before the D-Day landings 6th June 1944 includes UK delivery. Sn 8332

WW1 Canadian Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Officer's Cuff Title Khaki Tunic By Cater & Co To Lt Colonel John Henderson V.D. His 1914 Sam Browne Pattern Leather Belt With Cross Belt By Lugsdin Toronto & Brown Leather Field Boots & Copy Service History. - U 109
This is an original WW1 British Officer's Cuff Title Khaki Tunic of the Canadian Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Sam Browne belt with cross strap and field/ riding boots all to Lt Col John Henderson V.D (Volunteers Decoration). The tunic is single breasted with open collar, pleated chest pockets and plain lower pockets with flaps. The tunic has all of its original brass RHLI Regimental buttons. The embroidered cuff rank insignia are all correct and undamaged. The collar of the tunic has a nice Tailor’s label ‘Cater & Co’ (illustrated). The Tunic is clean with no mothing. It is approx UK size 40" Chest. The Heavy brown leather sam browne pattern belt has brass fittings and is nicely impressed by the manufacturer ‘Lugsdin Toronto’ together with 1914 date. The belt is in excellent near mint condition and has its original cross belt. The brown leather firld riding boots are approx. size 9 ans are in similar excellent hardly worn condition. They have the correct straps, buckles and laces. The Uniform is accompanied by copies of original documentation detailing the Officer’s rise through the ranks including his medical history sheet , certificate of service, 1916 dated casualty form (photocopy unreadable) and paper copy of group photo of the Officer with other Officers of the 13th Royal Regiment dated 1910 . This WW1 Uniform to a named Canadian Officer is worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. U 109

Final Stage Production 1970's British Camouflaged Parachutist's Airborne Troops Pattern Denison Smock By James Smith & Co (Derby) Size 3. Sn 13552 - 13552
This is an original, British Camouflaged Airborne troops/ Parachutist's Denison Smock used by British Troops during the troubles in Northern Ireland and The Falklands War. These Denison's were manufactured in the final stages of Denison production during the 1970's and can be identified by the code 8405-99-973 found on labels in the garments. The 8405 prefix is a NATO stores number (see page 159 of the book, Denison by Bruce Wilson). It has elasticated cuffs, tail flap with stud fasteners and full zip. Inside the body has it's original label stamped 'Smock Camouflage 8405-99-973-5163 Size No 3 James Smith & Co Derby A/78/Clo/32124/DC69(2)'. All material and stitching are clean with just some service wear on the collar, (see the insert photograph), which is to be expected. All zips and stud fasteners are present and work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13552

Original, WW2 British Royal Marines ‘D’ Day Normandy Landings, Green Beret, 1945 Dated 3rd Pattern WD Fairbairn Sykes Commando Fighting Knife, Dog Tag, Wrist Watch, Battledress Insignia & Ash Tray All To Marine 2060658 Byrne. U 108 - U 108
This superb WW2 D-Day British Royal Marine collection is direct from the family of Marine 2060658 John Vincent ‘Jack’ Byrne who had an impressive service record. He joined the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders in 1940 and was wounded in France. In 1941 he was part of ‘L’ detachment 1st Special Service Brigade attached to the 8th Army in Libya where he was captured. In 1943 he is recorded as in captivity at Stalag Luft III where he escaped. Between 1943 & 1944 he was in Commando training at Achnacarry Inverness Scotland and in 1944- 1945 he was a member of 6 Commando, took part in the D-Day Normandy landings and was wounded in the knee in Holland. Post war he was with the 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment in Greece. He also served with the Kenya Police on internal security duties at the outset of the Malaya Emergency. In 1953 a terrorist shot him in the stomach at close range. Amazingly, again Byrne survived and after recovery he returned to Kenya and worked for the prison service before retiring in 1958 (a printout containing this information, some family history and a small copy of a contemporary photograph of Byrne is included). This collection consists of Byrne’s WW2 3rd Pattern alloy hilt FS fighting knife which is dated ‘45’ (1945) together with WD arrow and '2'. It is also marked ‘Sheffield England’. His British Royal Marines Green Beret approx. UK size 6, with correct service number label and Kings Crown brass Royal Marines badge stamped with matching service number. His alloy Dog Tag (issued for D Day landings rather than the steel type to prevent corrosion by sea water) with name and service number together with letter ‘B’, fitted with original neck cord. His fully functional wrist watch, the face of which is marked ‘Rodania 17 Jewels’ and ‘Incabloc’. The steel case of the watch is engraved with his name service number and ‘No.6 Commando’ together with May 1943 date. A section of his battle dress worn by him when wounded in Holland. The sleeve section bears the rare WW2 padded Para Jump insignia, ‘Commando’ shoulder tape and Combined Forces formation patch. The collection also comes with a brass ash tray owned by Byrne. The tray is centrally mounted with brass Royal Marines badge, has his name and service number and is dated ‘1941’ and ‘1945’. Price for this rare to find, original WW2 collection of Royal Marines Uniform & Equipment carried by a named Royal Marine who saw much action in WW2 and is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. U 108

Pre WW1 1902-1910 Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Lieutenant’s Red Dress Tunic . Sn 12949 - 12949
This is an original, 1902-1910 Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Lieutenant’s Red Dress Tunic. The vivid red Tunic has silvered collar dogs with separate gold grown. The epaulettes carry 2 dress pips for the rank of 1st Lieutenant & the buttons with Kings crown are all present. There is a Tailor’s on the lining ‘Samuel Gardner & Co, 1 Clifford Street, Saville Row W1’ with a faint indistinct had written name no doubt the name of the Officer who owned this tunic. The cream lining is in excellent condition as is the blue melton cloth, gold braid collar & cuffs. The body of the Tunic and lining have just the service and storage wear to be expected. It measures 16” armpit to armpit (approx. 32” chest). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12949

Pre WW1 1902-1910 Royal Warwickshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion 2nd Lieutenant’s Red Dress Tunic . Sn 12950 - 12950
This is an original, 1902-1910 Royal Warwickshire Regiment Volunteers 2nd Lieutenant’s Red Dress Tunic. The vivid red Tunic has silvered collar dogs with separate gold grown. The Epaulettes carry a single pip for the rank of 2nd Lieutenant & the buttons with Kings crown are all present. They are in white metal as oppsed to gilt denoting a Volunteer Battalion. There is no Tailor’s label but the cream lining is in excellent condition as is the blue melton cloth, gold braid collar & cuffs. The body of the Tunic and lining have just the service and storage wear to be expected. It measures 17” armpit to armpit (approx. 34” chest). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12950

French Louis Philippe I Era 1845 Dated Cuirassiers Breast Plate Armour By The Imperial Chatellerault Arsenal With Regiment Markings ‘3T 2L’ & Armour Number ‘1041’. Sn 12820 - 12820
Cuirassiers were cavalry equipped with armour and firearms, first appearing in late 15th-century Europe. This French term means "one with a cuirass" (cuirasse), the breast plate armour which they wore. The first cuirassiers were produced as a result of armoured cavalry, such as the man-at-arms and demi-lancer, discarding their lances and adopting the use of pistols as their primary weapon. Cuirassiers achieved increased prominence during the Napoleonic Wars and were last fielded in the opening stages of World War I. Cuirassiers continue to be employed as ceremonial troops by a number of countries. This is an original French Cuirassiers breast plate from the reign of Louis Philippe I. Made of thick polished steel the breast plate weighs a hefty 5.76 Kilos. It is 15 ¼” tall (to the shoulder) and the interior curve is 19 ½” at its widest (near to the waist). The armour is curved to provide strength and has a flared waist. The armour has no damage or dents and just light areas of staining consistent with age. All but 2 of its interior hanging strap hooks are present and the exterior body of the armour has the correct shoulder strap studs. The interior rim of the breast plate is engraved in French ‘manufactured by Impériale de Chatellerault (arsenal)’ and dated ‘July 1845’ together with armour number ‘1041’ and Regiment designations ‘3T’ & ‘2L’. The interior of the armour at the left shoulder has matching number ‘1041’ and Regiment designations ‘3’ & ‘2’. Price for this impressive French Cuirassiers breast plate includes UK delivery. Sn 12820
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