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Indian made jungle green bush jacket with officer rank pips & RM shoulder titles for Royal Marines. Allied Forces South East Asia Insignia to arms.
Having four pockets with pleated breasts & three point flap construction all buttons are present. Dating from the late WW2 period.
Wool knitted balaclava as worn by British soldiers in cold weather & changing much since WW1
These were often knitted & sent to the front by loved ones .
Great for a 'British Tommy' mannequin display.
A pair of RAF blue webbing shoulder braces with brace attachments for pistol order still attached to each end.
One brace with clear date of 1941 the other an apparent 1941 date & then '37 date to one of the brace attachments.
A very good intact blue RAF webbing example with internal compartments still present , AM stamp to flap & date 1941.
Webbing sling for the Bren gun in green webbing with both hooks.
Standard issue early WW1 French hooked quillon 'Epee' bayonet for the Lebel rifle.
Like most other French equipment of WW1 this was a pattern from the 1880s still in service in 1914.
** Proof of age over 18 strictly required **
A good used condition 08 pattern bayonet frog with rare helve strap still present. These were ordered removed in the early 1920s & thus surviving examples are rare.
Markings to rear.
This is the standard Japanese army 1938 model of four pocket tunic with NCO collar insignia for rank of Lance Corporal.
Overall in very good condition piece.
A large grouping of Paybook , Release book & other assorted ephemera to a British Signalman who was serving with the 8th Army then 8th Indian Division.
Paybook & Soldiers Release Book are the main items with paybook showing enlistment on 16/4/42 at Prestatyn , North Wales. Prior to this he appears to have served in the RAF Volunteer Reserve as there is a Recruiting Office letter from them dated 2nd September 1940 . Born in September 1905 his trade upon enlistment was a Shop Manager. He attended Gas & Royal Signals Training courses in May 1942 & also a Rifle Course in which he only scored 48% & failed ! His medal entitlement is entered on page 4b as 1939-45 Star , Italy Star & Defence medal. He was a Wireless Operator.
All of the other ephemera shown relates to his service with some satirical literature , Xmas cards etc.
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