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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
£1,450.00

**SOLD**SOLD**As New Issue, WW2 1943 SAS Windproof Camouflaged Trousers, Size 3, by John Gordon & Co. Sn 13553 - 13553
Excellent condition WW2 December 1943 dated windproof camouflaged trousers, Size 3, by John Gordon & Co. These windproof trousers are in 'as new' condition. They are one of the patterns worn by the SAS and other Specialist Units during WW2 and post war. They are in perfect condition. They have a 'drawer string' waist adjustment. One large thigh pocket is fitted to the left leg with a button down flap. The ankles are adjusted with a button down material strap. The outside hip has a white manufacturers label with " Trousers, Windproof Camouflaged Size 3 Height 5'6" to 5' 8" Waist 30" to 32" Breech 36" to 38" John Gordon & Co December 1943" and the War Department 'Crows Foot'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13553
£0.00

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
£395.00

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
£1,250.00

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
£495.00

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
£495.00

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
£395.00

Boer War / Edwardian Era Scottish Highland Light Infantry Leather Cross Belt & Pouch With King’s Crown Silvered & Gilt Badge. Sn 12692 - 12692
The Highland Light Infantry (HLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. It was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment). This is a nice original Boer War / Edwardian era HLI Cross Belt & Pouch. The belt and pouch are leather. The belt is 32" long. The leather pouch has a full flap cover and internal pocket dividers. The flap has a leather tab with eyelet which fastens to a steel stud on the underside of the pouch. The front of the pouch is mounted with the silvered & gilt badge of the HLI with King’s Crown. All leather and stitching of the belt & pouch are intact and clean. Price for this attractive, complete, HLI cross belt & pouch includes UK delivery Sn 12692
£295.00

WW2 / Pre 1953 Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry Leather Cross Belt & Pouch With King’s Crown Yeomanry Badge. Sn 12769 - 12769
The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army. First raised in 1794, it participated in the Second Boer War and World War I as horsed cavalry before being converted to an anti-tank regiment of the Royal Artillery for service in World War II. In 1956 it was amalgamated with the Warwickshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry. In 1899, they were called for service in the Imperial Yeomanry, for the Boer War and formed part of the newly formed Imperial Yeomanry Cavalry. The Regiment fought in WW1 and on return from Palestine in 1919 it had become clear during the war that cavalry was obsolete and in 1922 it was announced that the Worcestershires were to become a Royal Artillery Regiment. The Regiment fought with distinction in WW2. This is a nice original Pre 1953 Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry Cross Belt & Pouch. The belt and pouch are leather. The belt is 32" long. The belt has ornate brass plates with void panels. The leather covered steel pouch opens as it should and has a leather tab with single brass stud fastener. The leather covering has some wear consistent with age and service use. The front of the pouch is mounted with the bi metal badge of the Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry with King’s Crown. The rim of the pouch cover is brass. Price for this attractive, complete, Yeomanry cross belt & pouch includes UK delivery Sn 12769
£395.00

Original WW1 German Belt Buckle & Leather Tab Dated 1916. Sn 12728 - 12728
This is an original WW1 German steel belt buckle and leather tab which is date stamped 1916. It has a plain background with an Imperial Crown in the centre and the motto "Gott Mit Uns (God With Us). The buckle is in excellent condition and retains the two pin swivel on the reverse and the steel loop which is secure. The leather tab is in excellent condition and is stamped with "F Rose Ermsleben 1916". This is a very nice example of the buckle and tab. (See Belt Buckles & Brocades of the Third Reich book by John Angolia, Page 62). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12728
£165.00
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