WW1 British '08/'14 Pattern Largepack 1915
This is an unblancoed largepack known as the Pattern 1908/Pattern 1914 Convertible Pack with no lower chapes or tongued buckles of the true 1914 pattern packs. So in simple terms it was converted into an '08 pack to be used with the '08 pattern webbing equipment which most troops were eventually equipped with. Broad arrow marked & dated 1915 it is made by MW&S Ltd . read more
WW2 British RAMC Coloured Forage Cap
A fine coloured forage cap of the Royal Army Medical Corps with brass RAMC cap badge .
Coloured forage caps were popular during the 1930s/WW2 period & were privately purchased by soldiers to enhance their smart appearance. This cap has the correct colours of the Medical Corps with magenta wool top & black skirt. The skirt points are stitched in place so this was never intended to be fold... read more
'DEFENCE' - The Services Magazine & Home Guard Monthly April 1944
With various heavily censored articles for the troops to read & make full use out of other than reading ! read more
WW1 British Open Topped Holster With Cleaning Rod 1915
A 1915 dated brown leather open topped holster coming complete with its WD broad arrow marked original brass cleaning rod .
As worn with pistol order by tank crew, machine gunners etc the 1915 date is clearly visible to end of the securing strap. Rear belt loop has at one time been repositioned by its wearer this is very old & I believe was done in wartime according to preference of the ... read more
WW2 British Air Crews First Aid Outfit
WW2 RAF First Aid Outfit For Aircrews.
Individual First Aid pouch issued one per airman. Sealed in a rubberized fabric pouch approx. 15 x 15cm & marked with Red Cross, Air Ministry and King's Crown stamps. A full list of contents includes Anti-Burn mittens, Anti-Burn Jelly, Wound Dressings etc. This example is unopened thus retaining all contents & in excellent condition. read more
WW2 German S.F 14 'Rabbit Ears' Optics & Tripod
A set of the 'SF .14 Z Gi' 'Rabbit Ears' scissor optics complete with tripod & both in their original green German army paint. Optics have the scarcer maker name of ' JD Moeller , Wedel ' with serial number '2437' . Also ' H/6400 ' denoting Graticule picture. . Tripod marked to the maker 'CP Goerz , Berlin.' Optics are clear with leg adjustment fully operational. There is one small chip to ba... read more
WW1 British Unblancoed ‘08 Cartridge Pouch Pair 1918
Unblancoed pair of British matching webbing '08 pattern cartridge pouches both individually L & R marked with MECO ( Mills Equipment ) markings & date 1918.
Very good condition one side with two fasteners out , see images. read more
Vietnam Period US Helicopter Crewmans APH-5 Helmet With Artwork
A standard APH-5 ( Aviator Protective Helmet Number 5) flight crew helmet with coloured artwork to rear.
The APH-5 was adopted prior to the Vietnam war but was still in use during the conflict allowing valuable lessons to be learnt regarding its effectiveness in a crash situation. These were found to come off the wearers head during a crash situation & had a poor earcup design so wasa r... read more