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SOLD SOLD (06/04) Early WW2 1940 British WD Scottish, Highland Light Infantry Regiment Tam O Shanter Bonnet By A&J Gelfer Glasgow With King’s Crown Metal Regiment Cap Badge. Sn 16901 - 16901
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). The Regiment saw active service in both World War I and World War II. This is an excellent original early WW2 dated Tam O Shanter to the HLI. Its khaki serge material is clean with no damage or mothing. It has the correct original metal HLI King’s crown badge with 2 rear lugs secured by split pin. The top of the Tam O Shanter has its original brown wool bobble. It's quilted liner is ink stamped with WD arrow, manufacturer’s name ‘A&J Gelfer Glasgow’ together with 1940 date and size '6 7/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16901
£0.00

WW2 British Army WD Rough Finish Tommy Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 874 - HE 874
This is a very good, original,British Army WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture olive green finish & has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has a WD arrow. There are no visible manufacturer or date codes but they may be present under the paint The inside crown of the helmet is ink marked with WD arrow. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. HE 874
£175.00

Pre WW1 Austrian Fire Brigade Helmet With Helmet Plate & Cockade / Plume. Sn 16677 - 16677
An original early 20th Century Austrian Fire Brigade helmet. The black Pickelhaube style helmet is made of hard boiled leather. It has front and rear visors and the brim is brass rimmed. The helmet has a brass top comb with broad brass cross supports. The right side has a brass flute with brown horse hair cockade / plume. It has brass Lion’s head bosses with rings fitted with brown leather chin strap & buckle. The front has its original large white metal Austrian State, double headed Eagle with Crown plate. On the inside it has remnants of its original leather sweatband liner. It is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16677
£395.00

WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge & Liner. Sn 12631 - 12631
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare. The later M1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an excellent original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original sweatband liner. The helmet has original chin strap bales & is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and it has much of its original original blue/ grey paint finish which has even patina & scuffs consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. The price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 12631
£275.00

RARE, WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Visor Cap Marked To a Luftwaffe Flying School Squadron With White Metal Luftwaffe Eagle & National Cockade Badges. Sn 16435 - 16435
This is a rare, original Nazi German Luftwaffe NCO’s & Other Ranks visor cap (similar Luftwaffe cap variations and insignia are illustrated in Chapter 5 of ‘The Collector’s Guide To Cloth Third Reich Military Headgear’ by Wilkins). Made of Fliegerblau (Flier’s Blue) Trikot material it has the correct gold / yellow hue piping and ribbed black Rayon headband. The front of the cap is mounted with the correct white metal Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika & National Cockade cap Badges. The material has no mothing or damage. The cap has a patent leather visor and chin strap with buckles. The cap has its original leather sweatband and cloth liner. The liner and sweatband have minor service wear & have indistinct, worn, manufacturer lettering . The inside of is ink stamped ‘Flg.W.Schule (school) E Neustadt- Glewe’ and ‘L/FI.R.2’ most likely to a Flight training school squadron together with other indistinct letters / numbers (all illustrated in image 2). The cap is approx. UK size 6. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price includes UK delivery Sn 16435
£895.00

WW2 1942 British Hertfordshire Regiment Tropical Slouch Hat With Formation Patch By H.A.P. Size 7. Sn 16263 - 16263
A WW2 1942 dated Tropical slouch hat with Hertfordshire Regiment formation patch and 4 fold linen pagri topped by black & yellow Regimental band. A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat has been worn by military personnel from many different nations including Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Germany and many others. Australia has had a slouch as standard issue headwear since the late Victorian era. Our British Hertfordshire Regiment slouch hat has a left side ‘Newey’ press stud to turn up the left side. The left side has its original Hertfordshire regiment formation patch. The brim is edged with khaki linen. The felt is completely free of any holes or damage and has crown ventilation holes . Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with ‘Size 7’,’1942’ date and manufacturer mark ‘HAP’. It has its original adjustable leather chin strap with brass buckle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16263
£475.00

Original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. Sn 15984:4 - 15984:4
This is an original Vietnam War Era U.S. Army Steel Combat Helmet With Camo Cover, Shell Liner & 1972 Dated Hot Weather OG-106 Military Baseball Cap. The helmet and liner have no damage and the camo cover is clean and intact with hand written period slogans. The liner has indistinct ink lettering (illustrated).The cap is clean with no damage and has its original label ‘ 7 3/8’ size together with designation and 1972 army stores code (illustrated).The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15984:4
£375.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16028 - 16028
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint which has areas of surface wear. The inside crown has a piece of tape with handwritten name ‘Christopher Good’ most likely the name of the paratrooper who was issued with this helmet. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7 1/8'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16028
£425.00

Suez Crisis Era 1955 Dated British WW2 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Airborne Jump Helmet By CCL With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 16026 - 16026
After 1944 British para helmet production ceased for a number of years but re-commenced in the early 1950’s when new runs of the WW2 pattern helmets were needed to supplement supplies. This is an excellent, complete, original WW2 3rd pattern 1955 dated British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (see page 176 of British Airborne Headdress By Fischer & Lock). The helmet has the correct manganese steel shell with webbing liner & chin strap configuration with leather chin cup. This helmet has no dents and retains its original green paint. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1955' together with manufacturer's mark 'CCL' & size '7'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16026
£425.00

West Point United States Military Academy Cadet Shako To WW2 & Korea Highly Decorated U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James Bartley Shanley. Sn 15980:10 - 15980:10
Thomas James Bartley Shanley graduated from the prestigious U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, Class of 1939. He saw much action in WW2 and served in Korea. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division attached to the 508th Parachute Infantry regiment (Red Devils). When serving in the UK he was based at Wollaton park Nottingham. He was promoted to Colonel in 1944. During his service he was highly decorated and awarded many decorations comprising : Silver Star, Bronze Star x2, Combat Medal, Purple Heart, Croix De Guerre, US Defence Medal, US Campaign Medal, Europe / Africa Campaign Medal With 4 battle Stars, WW2 Victory Medal, WW2 Occupation Medal, National Defence Medal, Korea Medal, Distinguished service Citation, Meritous Service Citation, French Fourrage, Belgian Fourrage, Militaire & Orde Decree Of Knight (Holland). The following text is abstracted from the Officers Silver Star award citation “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Thomas James Bartley Shanley (ASN: 0-21828), United States Army, for gallantry in action one mile west of ****, France, between 6 June and 10 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Shanley, Commanding the Second Battalion, 808th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, dropped by parachute north of *** and assembled approximately 400 officers and men within enemy positions. Despite continuous activity of static and mobile anti-airborne enemy landing groups supported by artillery, mortars and numerous machine guns placed at strategic points, he seized Hill 30 west of the Merderet River. Lacking artillery and with only such equipment, supplies and ammunition as could be recovered from the DZ, Lieutenant Colonel Shanley organized and conducted such an aggressive defense of Hill 30 that continually mounting counter-attacks by numerically superior enemy forced failed to penetrated his defenses during the five days prior to relieve by other United States forces. Lieutenant Colonel Shanley's own will to resist at all cost, and his personal indifference to the hazards of the position were the prime factors in its successful defense. He distinguished himself throughout this period by extraordinary heroism involving risk of life beyond the call of duty. His superb courage in the exercise of outstanding leadership in a critical situation inspired and encouraged all who shared danger to emulate his example in the execution of an extremely difficult and hazardous mission. He was directly responsible for the immobilization of considerable enemy strength which might have been used to imperil the successful operations of other airborne elements east of the Merderet River. His performance was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army”. Lt Col Shanley retired as a U.S. Army Colonel & died in 2004. This West Point Cadet’s Shako belonged to Lt Col Shanley. It has a black felt covering with a patent leather flat top. It has an impressive, large brass West Point plate with Academy arms and motto. It has the correct cockade, patent leather peak with brass rim and embossed brass ‘USMA Cadet American Eagle’ bosses with leather chin strap. The Shako is complete with its original leather sweatband which has some service wear. The sweatband has its original stamp ‘ The Cadet Store West Point NY’ and size label ‘7 1/8’. The Shako is accompanied by a hand written list of the Officer's awards which was acquired with this item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:10
£575.00
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