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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
£195.00

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
£295.00

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

SOLD SOLD (17/04) 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
£0.00

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

Complete British Victorian Court Uniform, Mint Court Dress Sword By Phillips & Co With Scabbard In Japanned Transit Locker 'JD Peddie Esq MP'. Sn 12689 - 12689
John Dick Peddie (24 February 1824 – 12 March 1891) was a Scottish architect, businessman and a Liberal Party politician. Peddie was a very successful architect winning numerous commissions for churches and public buildings, including the municipal buildings in Aberdeen (1856) and branches of the Bank of Scotland. This his Court dress uniform with Victorian court sword & scabbard. The dress tail coat in rich navy blue material has bullion adornments and retains all of its original brass Queen’s Crown buttons. The coat and waistcoat are approx. UK size 36” chest. The navy blue trousers has bullion taped legs. The trousers are approx. UK size 32” waist & 31” leg length. The bicorn hat is in near mint condition with Queens Crown button and braid and silk lining. It is approx. UK size 7 . The sword is near mint and has etched panels. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Phillips & Co (illustrated). The hilt is fitted with original bullion cord and portepee. The leather scabbard with brass fittings is in similar mint condition. The sword is accompanied by its original cloth sword belt with brass buckle and oil cloth transit cover. The coat, trousers and waistcoat have age staining and wear to the linings but the hat, sword and scabbard are near mint. None of the pieces have any mothing. All of the pieces are contained in their original japanned transit locker which has a hinged lid, bolt fasteners and carry handle. The tin is undamaged and has an internal paper outfitters label (illustrated). The top of the locker has a plate engraved ‘JD Peddie Esq MP’ and an embossed outfitters plate (all illustrated). Price for this excellent collection includes UK delivery. Sn 12689
£695.00

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
£325.00
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