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AIR VICE MARSHAL MESS KIT UNIFORM WITH KING'S CROWN WINGS - DATED 1935 GIEVES OF LONDON

AVM's named and 1935 dated Mess Kit uniform & boots with the kings crown wings and buttons that came with a trunk of items of an RAF career officer who serviced in bomber command, first operationally in the early stages of WW2 and then training and later in the war in senior roles with the Air Staff of 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

Priced just based on the early WW2 period guilded pilots wings.

Code: 50148

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EARLY COLD WAR - AIR VICE MARSHAL SERVICE UNIFORM WITH KINGS CROWN WINGS - 1951 DATED GIEVES OF LONDON

An early Cold War AVM's named and 1951 dated service uniform with the kings crown pilots silk wings and buttons that came with a trunk of items of an RAF career officer who serviced in bomber command, first operationally in the early stages of WW2 and then training and later in the war in senior roles with the Air Staff of 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

Priced just based on the perfect set of WW2 period king's crown pilots wings.

Code: 50147

200.00 NZD


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EARLY COLD WAR - AIR VICE MARSHAL GREAT COAT - 1947 DATED GIEVES OF LONDON

A named and 1947 dated RAF senior officers trench coat for an Air Vice Marshal with a kings crown buttons that came with a trunk of items of an RAF career officer who serviced in bomber command, first operationally in the early stages of WW2 and then training and later in the war in senior roles with the Air Staff of 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

Priced this just based on the WW2 period shoulder boards and buttons.

Code: 50146

100.00 NZD


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EARLY COLD WAR - QUEEN'S CROWN AIR OFFICER RANK SERVICE CAP & BOX - BATES OF LONDON

An early Cold War Air CDRE/AVM's service cap with the queens crown and box that came with a trunk of items of an RAF career officer who serviced in bomber command, first operationally in the early stages of WW2 and then training and later in the war in senior roles with the Air Staff of 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

He would have bought this cap after the Queen's coronation in 1953, hence the hat box and queen's crown.

Code: 50145

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A KING'S CROWN AIR OFFICER RANK SERVICE CAP - BATES OF LONDON

Air Officer rank service cap with the King's crown that came with a trunk of items of an RAF career officer who serviced in bomber command, first operationally in the early stages of WW2 and then training and later in the war in senior roles with the Air Staff of 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

Could possibly be a WW2 period cap, but because he became an Air CDRE & AVM in the early 1950's, I am not stating this as such. If it came with no provenance at all, then it could be deemed a WW2 period cap.

Code: 50144

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WW2 RAF 'BATTLE OF BRITAIN' PERIOD IRVIN FLYING JACKET - USED ON OPERATIONS AND DIRECT FROM THE FAMILY

A deep chocolate brown coloured and used, combat worn Irvin leather flying jacket that saw operations in the early stages of the war over Europe by a bomber pilot who flew Blenheim's, and then went onto train Polish pilots and the latter stages of the war with the Air Staff in 5 Group (which included 617 'The Dambusters' Squadron). He later attended the Potsdam Conference in July 1945 with other dignitaries and ended his career as an Air Vice Marshal. History on him is available.

A very early first pattern Irvin flying jacket with the distinct two large leather panels and single vertical seam running down the middle to the back, which denotes the very early war period (the mid-war jackets had an additional horizontal seam to the rear, and later war models had multiple leather panels to the rear). Some period repairs and with one arm zip removed and stitched-up and the other zips are all in working order. Has been sitting inside a trunk for over 70 years and came directly from the family and it is now available to the collectors market for the first time.

Rare to find nowadays and especially with the history of the pilot also included.

Code: 50141

2500.00 NZD


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WW2 RAF 'BATTLE OF BRITAIN' PERIOD IRVIN FLYING JACKET - CONT.

Some more photo's.

Please email for additional photo's if required.

Code: 50143

2500.00 NZD


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WW2 LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER QUALIFICATION BADGE MARKED 'B&NL' - BROUGHT BACK BY A POW FROM STALAG LUFT 3 (THE GREAT ESCAPE)

Selling on consignment from the family of Kenneth Pipe, who was shot down in September 1943 and claimed the world record delayed drop. He baled out at 24,000 feet and regained consciousness in time to pull the parachute ripcord just before he landed in trees.

Taken prisoner in Stalag Luft 3, he helped with the escape tunnels although he could not escape himself due to his injuries.

Flew 58 missions in total and was awarded the DFC & MBE.

These badges with taken by him straight after his release from captivity by the Russians in the nearby town of Sagan.

His service cap and flying overalls have been recently donated to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, and a comprehensive history on him is available.

Code: 50136

SOLD


WW2 LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT & GLIDER BAR IN SILVER - BROUGHT BACK BY A POW FROM STALAG LUFT 3 (THE GREAT ESCAPE)

Selling on consignment from the family of Kenneth Pipe, who was shot down in September 1943 and claimed the world record delayed drop. He baled out at 24,000 feet and regained consciousness in time to pull the parachute ripcord just before he landed in trees.

Taken prisoner in Stalag Luft 3, he helped with the escape tunnels although he could not escape himself due to his injuries.

Flew 58 missions in total and was awarded the DFC & MBE.

These badges with taken by him straight after his release from captivity by the Russians in the nearby town of Sagan.

His service cap and flying overalls have been recently donated to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, and a comprehensive history on him is available.

Code: 50138

SOLD


WW2 LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN SILVER MARKED 'RS&S' - BROUGHT BACK BY A POW FROM STALAG LUFT 3 (THE GREAT ESCAPE)

Selling on consignment from the family of Kenneth Pipe, who was shot down in September 1943 and claimed the world record delayed drop. He baled out at 24,000 feet and regained consciousness in time to pull the parachute ripcord just before he landed in trees.

Taken prisoner in Stalag Luft 3, he helped with the escape tunnels although he could not escape himself due to his injuries.

Flew 58 missions in total and was awarded the DFC & MBE.

These badges with taken by him straight after his release from captivity by the Russians in the nearby town of Sagan.

His service cap and flying overalls have been recently donated to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and a comprehensive history on him is available.

Code: 50137

SOLD


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