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WWII USAAF "Cap Crusher" Pilot/Officers Cap. HE 833. - HE 833
These caps were worn by the pilot officers during the Second World War. The cap also called, "Cap Crusher" or "50 missions". It is a soft cap with a chocolate coloured brown leather visor with a Usaaf metal badge reading ‘Epluribus Unum’ (E Pluribus Unum" was the motto proposed for the first Great Seal of the United States by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson in 1776. A Latin phrase meaning "One from many," the phrase offered a strong statement of the American determination to form a single nation from a collection of states). It has a leather chinstrap with two small American eagle buttons. The cap was made by ‘Imperial Cap Works’ of Denver. Cap size 7 1/8. There is a name card inside the cap ‘Lloyd. I. Riegel’ Lieutenant Air Corps Army of the United States. This is worthy of further research. Very good overall condition. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 833.
£275.00

A Spanish garrison ( Gorrillo de Tropa ) Cap with Lanyard and Stand. HE 832. - HE 832
This is a Spanish garrison ( Gorrillo de Tropa ) cap made according to the Uniform Regulations of 1943. Based on the Foreign Legion's Isabelino cap, this one is made with wool, a cotton liner, and wood buttons, one is used to button the flaps above the head, the other under the chin. In 1933 the 2nd Republic regulated the use of the barracks cap. During the civil war, the barracks cap was used in both armies, and afterwards the Regulation of 1943 maintained it and added the fold-up earflaps. This is a small sized Spanish garrison cap, model 1943. The exterior circumference is approximately 62 cm. it is an Isabelino field cap used by the Spanish Foreign Legion and then later by the Army into the Spanish Civil War and perhaps later. Made with wool, with red cloth piping and a brown wooden button to hold the flaps on the right side. A red tassel is attached to the front. There is no date stamp, but a number 6 is hand written inside possibly denoting the size? Condition is excellent. The cap comes with a silk/cotton plaited plumb coloured lanyard with balls and tassels held together with a gold coloured ring with the dates ‘1936-1939’ stamped to it. The cap and lanyard come with an attractive wooden based stand. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 832.
£295.00

WW2 1942 British WD Welch Regiment Officer’s Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Wards With Regiment Formation Patch. HE 831 - HE 831
The Welch Regiment (or "The Welch", an archaic spelling of "Welsh") was an infantry regiment of the line of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1969. The regiment saw much action during WW2 with around 1,100 officers and other ranks of the Welch Regiment killed or died from wounds with many more wounded. This is an excellent original British WW2 Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet to the Welch Regiment. Its khaki canvas cover is undamaged. It has its original khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. The left side of the helmet has its original Regiment formation patch consisting of bullion heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. It consists of three ostrich feathers emerging from a gold coronet. A ribbon below the coronet bears the motto Ich dien ("I serve"). The bullion badge is mounted on a red felt patch. It is complete with leather sweatband and original foil liner. The foil lining is perished in places consistent with age and service wear. All other material and stitching of the helmet & sweatband are clean and undamaged. The sweat band is impressed by the maker ‘Wars’ dated 1942 and has WD arrow & size ‘6 7/8’. It has original metal chin strap hooks. The price for this WW2 dated helmet includes UK delivery. HE 831
£345.00

**MINT**Post 1902 / WW1 Era British Grenadier Guards, Guardsman's Bearskin With Grenadier Guards Regimental Brass Badge, White Feather Plume, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18725 - 18725
The Grenadier Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division. The Regiment can trace its lineage back to 1656 when Lord Wentworth's Regiment was raised in Bruges to protect the exiled Charles II. The regiment's early history saw it take part in numerous conflicts including the War of Spanish Succession, the War of Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War, and the Napoleonic Wars; at the end of this period the regiment was granted the "Grenadier" designation by a Royal Proclamation. During the Victorian Era, the regiment took part in the Crimean War, the Anglo-Egyptian War, the Mahdist War, and the Second Boer War. During the First World War, the Grenadier Guards served on the Western Front, while later during the Second World War, six battalions were raised, and several were converted to an armoured role as part of the Guards Armoured Division. These units fought in France, North-West Europe, North Africa and Italy. After the Second World War the regiment was reduced first to three battalions, then to two, and finally to one battalion in the mid-1990s. Major deployments during this time have included operations in Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Their Uniform includes a prominent white feather plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear (each of the Foot Guards Regiments i.e. Grenadier, Scots, Welsh, Irish & Coldstream are identified by different coloured plumes (except Scots who wear no plume) & different button, collar and shoulder badge designs / configurations). This is a near mint, original Guardsman's Bearskin of The Grenadier Guards. Its deep pile black fur body is in superb clean condition. The Bearskin is fitted with the correct removable white feather plume of the Grenadier Guards and Brass King’s Crown Grenadier Guards brass ignited grenade Regimental badge. The Bearskin has its original internal wicker basket frame, black sweatband / liner and leather backed graduated brass link chin chain. The bearskin is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18725
£745.00

Circa 1941 MK2 Factory ‘Brodie’ helmet. Sn 18551 - Sn 18551
WW2 British Home Front “Sunblem Battery” Factory Workers Steel Helmet, blue / grey painted British steel helmet with the three drill holes to the brim, indicating not suitable for front line service. The helmet has a small oval decal to the centre. Complete with its webbing chinstrap. The Brodie helmet is a steel combat helmet designed and patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie (1873–1945). It was called the shrapnel helmet, battle bowler, Tommy helmet, tin hat, dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler (when worn by officers), and Kelly helmet. In 1936 the MK1 helmet was fitted with a new and improved liner and a new elasticated or sprung webbing chinstrap added, this final variant served until 1939/40 when it was superseded by the slightly modified MK2 variant. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 18551
£225.00

‘Iconic’ circa 1942 British Army Jungle South Staffordshire Regiment ‘Slouch Hat’. Sn 18550 - Sn 18550
A British Army Jungle South Staffordshire Regiment ‘Slouch Hat’with a South Staffordshire Regiment formation patch to the side. Khaki green felt hat with a wide brim which is folded up on the left side and attached to the crown with a press stud. The crown has an indent along the top and a fabric band of pale khaki. There are two grommets for ventilation either side. At the front the puggaree has a distinctive ‘v’ shaped dip. The band around the brim is worn and the leather sweat band is loose but fully functional. Approx. size 6. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 18550.
£295.00

Kings Royal Rifle Corps WWI Busby. Sn. 18549 - Sn 18549
This is a very nice King's Royal Rifle Corps Other Ranks pre WW1 Busby. It features a Black sealskin exterior with attached plaited cords. There is a corded boss to front, which holds the Regimental insignia. The top of the cap is black wool felt and the front is equipped with a black over red & black hair hackle plume. The sweatband and lining show signs of service wear and are intact.. Approximately size 6. This is a good example of a scarce busby. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn.18549.
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 29/07) British MK IV Turtle Shell Helmet ‘Falklands’ War Netted Steel Helmet ‘Camo Net’. HE 830. - HE 830
The helmet replaced the Mk III helmet and became the British Army's last metal helmet when it was replaced by the composite material Mk 6 helmet in 1985. Excellent condition for its age, with the net and camouflage fully intact. Approx size 6. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 830.
£0.00

Turkish Police ‘Polis’ Hat. Belgium Federal Police Hat. Portuguese Police ‘Policia’ Hat. (Price is per hat) HE 827. - HE 827
All hats in good used condition. The price is for EACH hat and includes UK delivery. HE 827.
£95.00

WW2 Era British Rough Textured Finish Tommy Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 822 - HE 822
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture finish & has no dents. There are no visible size, date or manufacturer marks on the helmet but they may be present under the textured finish. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. HE 822
£245.00
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