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Original Victorian English Third Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Corps Officers Crimson Morocco Leather & Silver Lace Dress Sword Belt With 2 Piece Third Norfolk RVC Buckle & Sword Hanging Straps. U 107 - U 107 / 12717
An invasion scare in 1859 led to the creation of the Volunteer Force and huge enthusiasm for joining local Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVCs). This is an original Victorian Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Officer’s Dress Sword belt made of crimson Morocco leather with strips of silver lace & brass fittings. It has a two piece belt buckle with ornate shoulders. Circlet inscribed “Third Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Corps” and central ‘Castle’. It is complete with two crimson Morocco leather sword hanging straps decorated with silver lace. All leather and stitching of the scabbard, hangers and belt are clean and intact. The belt is 34” maximum length. Price includes UK delivery. U 107

Early WW2 1939 Dated British Army WD ‘Tropal’ Waterproof Canvas Cold Weather Over Coat For Iceland / Arctic conditions Issue With Early Sheepskin Lining By Wareings Ltd. Sn 8650 - 12771
The extreme conditions faced by British Soldiers serving in Iceland Scandinavia and the Arctic demanded the issue of specialised clothing and equipment. This is an excellent original British Army ‘Tropal’ Over Coat (see page 27 of The World War II Tommy by Brayley & Ingram illustrated in image 2). Made of heavy duty waterproof treated canvas, it has its original early issue sheepskin lining (later replaced by cheaper Kapok). The ankle length coats were made to a WW1 pattern and provided a good degree of protection against cold weather. The coat has the correct large serge collar with fastening buckles, elasticated serge inner cuffs . It has all of its original 5 metal hinged clip fasteners to the front and metal eyelets (later versions were produced with wood toggles). It has 2 large front flap pockets to accommodate gloved hands. The sheepskin lining is clean and undamaged. The outer cover of the coat has no damage and surprisingly light staining consistent with age and service use. The inside of the coat is ink stamped with ‘WD with arrow’ and ‘Q 216’ together with original white cloth label ink marked ‘Coats Sheepskin Lined Size No.3 Height 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins Breast 37ins to 42ins Over Jacket Wareings N’ton Ltd August 1939’ (illustrated inset in image 2). Price for this excellent early British War Dept WW2 dated ‘Tropical’ Over Coat includes UK delivery. Sn 8650

Boxed Post 1953 Royal Artillery Officer's Uniform Cap To Captain C D Robins By Herbert Johnson, New Bond Street, London & Regiment Badge. Sn 12643 - 12643
A boxed Post 1953 Royal Artillery officer's uniform cap with Regiment badge by Herbert Johnson, New Bond Street, London. The cap is in excellent condition and free of any moth damage. Its green material is clean & free of any damage, showing signs of careful use and storage. It has a brown leather chin strap secured with brass Royal Artillery buttons. The cap retains a nice shape. To the front it is fitted with Queen’s Crown cap badge (Royal Artillery) which is in excellent condition. Inside the cap it has the leather sweat band. The crown has some service wear but has a partially visible Johnson manufacturer’s stamp. There is no size inside but it measures 17cm side to side and 18cm front to back. The cap comes in a transit, heavy duty cardboard box which is labelled on the top with a Herbert Johnson label, a 1959 dated Royal Mail ink stamp & Custom’s declaration label. The box is addressed to "Capt C D Robins, R.A. Mess 29 Field Regt RA BFPO53". This is an excellent condition example of the RA Officers Uniform cap and box. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12643 **Please see the other two boxed cap listings Issued to the Same Officer when promoted to Lieutenant & Major.**

Final Stage 1968 Pattern (Code 840599973) British Camouflaged Denison Smock By H.E. Textiles Ltd Size 2. Sn 12398 - 12398
This is an original, final stage production British Camouflaged Denison Smock with elasticated cuffs, tail flap and correct full zip. The final stage of Denison Smock manufacture came about when a new stores system of sizing and logging came into use (see pages 159 & 163 of the book Denison by Wilson & Military Mode). It has a white cotton label marked 'Smock Camouflage 8405 99 973 5162 (8405 is a NATO coding), Size 2 & manufacturer's mark ‘H.E. Textiles Ltd’ together with code ‘A/78/CLO/40048/OC69(2)’. All material is clean with light service wear (the seam of the left cuff where it joins the sleeve has a 2” frayed edge which could easily be re-stitched). All zips and Newey stud fasteners are present and work perfectly. The smock is approx. UK size 37"-39" Chest. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12398

WW2 1941 British Army in India Major’s BD & Front Pocket Trousers. Sn 1492 - 1492
A perfect condition WW2 Battledress Blouse of a British Major in the Army Ordnance Corps in Colonial India made by Freedman & Co, Property Limited, 1941 in Size 4 and an ink WD arrow with A.W. Size 36” chest complete with all buttons etc. Also included are a pair of Front Pocket Officers private purchase battle dress trousers with a good clear matching label showing they are size 8 for waist 32” to 33” and height 5’7” to 5’8”. Again in perfect condition. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 1492

WW2 American B3 style leather Flying Jacket. U 18 - U 18
A medium size brown leather, fur lined B3 style Flying Jacket with front zip, slash pockets and zip sleeves. No labels but very good condition. Price includes UK postage. U 18

MINT UNISSUED Original WW2 1943 British WD Commando Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Vest By H&S. Sn 12151 - 12151
This is a mint un-issued British skeleton assault vest / jerkin used by special forces & Commandos during WW2. This vest is dated 1943 and made from brown canvas. They are a simplified version of the full assault vest and allowed the soldier to carry up to 6 Bren mags or 10 grenades. The pockets have their original wood toggle fastners. Originally these were produced in a range of sizes but were soon made with adjustable laced side sections allowing one size to fit all. This example is size ‘Medium’ (approx. 38” chest) and has a side loop arrangement to carry the Enfield spike bayonet. The flat back enabled a rucksack to be carried. The 1944 stamp (illustrated) also has the maker's details 'H&S. and size 'Medium' together with WD Arrow (see pages 62 & 63 of Brayley & Ingrams's book ‘The World War Two Tommy- British Army Uniforms European Theatre 1939-1945'). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12151

British 1942 Pattern Parachutists Over Smock. Sn 6019 - 6019
A superb example of a British 1942 pattern Parachutists over smock. The smock is in excellent almost unworn condition. Made of olive denim featuring 2 grenade pockets, an "ape tail" with 3 sets of press studs for adjusted comfort and a full length zipper. It is black ink stamped inside with "W D 347 E", see one of the photographs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 6019

British Royal Army Medical Corps Battledress Blouson Jacket, Trousers & Service Cap With Badge To Captain Y. Anthony. Sn 11980 - 11980
British Army Captain's Royal Army Medical Corps Blouson Jacket, trousers and a service cap to 'Captain Y Anthony'. This is an excellent original British Army Battledress Blouse Tunic dated 1955 in size 9. It is very clean, undamaged with all material, stitching and buttons in tact. It has 2 pleated breast pockets and a waist belt with buckle. It is complete with two epaulettes. There are three maroon cloth 'Captain' pips on the epaulettes, one either side. There are maroon cloth 'R.A.M.C.' patches on both shoulders. On both shoulders below the RAMC there are a further patch. The inside of the battledress has a printed label "Battle Dress Blouse 1949 Pattern Size 9 height 5' 7" To 5' 8" Breast 39" To 40" Waist 34" to 35" Black & Co (Clothiers) Ltd 1955". It also has a blue ink stamp "Sep 1955" and the War Department 'Broad Arrow'. The blouson also has a maroon lanyard. The trousers have a label inside "Trousers Battledress 1949 Pattern Size 9 Height 5' 7"-5' 8" Waist 34"-35 Seat 40 to 41" Leg Seam 31 1/2" James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd Derby 1953" along with the War Department 'Broad Arrow' along with a hand written ink "Y Anthony". The trousers have all of the buttons and buckles. The trousers are clean and undamaged and intact. There is also a Service Cap with cap badge to the R.A.M.C. and punched hole initial to "YA" on the sweat band. The cap is stamped inside with the manufacturers name "Bates Hatter 21 Jermyn Street, St. James, London" and also "The Bates Service Cap Finest Quality" on the leather sweat band. It has a brown leather chin strap with side R.A.M.C. buttons. The cap is in very good undamaged condition. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11980

A 1978 British WD Parachute Regiment Red Beret With Regiment Badge By British Compton Webb (Headdress) Ltd Size 57 & Post 1984 British Camouflaged Denison Smock Size 180/104 tO Captain D. Williams. Sn 11965 - 11965
This iconic Parachute Regiment Red Beret is in excellent undamaged condition with all material clean and intact. It is mounted with the original Metal Parachute Regiment winged badge. The rear of the badge has the correct mounts. The crown of the beret has printed detail in white ink under clear plastic film, "57 (size) 8405-99-976-0220 Compton Webb (Headdress) Limited A/78/CLO/54359/CB(CT)3b". The original, post 1984 British Camouflaged Denison Smock has elasticated cuffs, tail flap, full zip and correct ‘Scovill’ stud fasteners. (See page 177 of 'British Airborne Specialist Clothing From WW2 To The Present Day Denison' book by Bruce Wilson.) Dated by the addition of a First Field Dressing Pocket on the rear of the right hand upper sleeve which this smock has got. It has a green cotton label inside the collar marked 'Smock Parachutist's 8415-99-132-4016 Size 180/104 Name No Launder and Re Proof In Accordance With Specification UK /SC/3698" and it has hand written Capt. D. Williams 222/714". All material and stitching are clean and it is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11965
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