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**RESERVED** Imperial Japanese Army, Original, WW2, Infantrymans Field Cap With Neckflaps. - HE 340
This is an original WW2, Imperial Japanese Army infantry mans field cap. The cap has a brown wool felt outer with a short peak and an adjustable leather neck strap held to the sides of the cap by 2 steel rivets. The interior of the cap is lined with a coarse cotton lining with a head size adjuster at the rear with a brown cord through 4 hollow iron rivets to provide tension. The sides of the cap have 3 ventilation holes on each side reinforced with iron hollow rivets. The cap has four cotton havelock neck flaps sewn onto it. The cap has sewn onto the front a brown Imperial Japanese 5 sided badge with the yellow 5 pointed star sewn onto it. The cap is in very good condition with no holes or repairs to it. The price includes U.K. delivery. HE 340

C1992 Austrian Senior Police Officers Cap PO 91 - PO 91
A very ornate peaked cap of a senior Austrian Police Officer. The Federal Police is commanded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior. The Federal Minister of the Interior is the highest law enforcement authority. The Provincial Police Directorates - established as federal authorities in the provinces - are subordinate to the Federal Minister. The Federal Gendarmerie was an Austrian federal police agency. It was responsible for approximately two thirds of the population on approximately 98% of Austrian national territory, alongside the Federal Safety Guard Corps and Detective Corps. All Austrian law enforcement agencies were merged into the Federal Police (Bundespolizei) agency, with effect from 1 July 2005. This cap has a gold bullion boss on the white linen peak with the red & white Austrian roundel in its centre. It has a gold and enamel cap badge with a red shaped backing. Thick twisted gold cap cords, gold buttons and on the left side a gold flaming grenade with fitted red backing cloth. Dated 1992 and size 58 and is in good condition. The price includes UK delivery. PO 91.

British South Africa Police (BSAP) Shko Style Native Police Constables Helmet With Badge. Sn 13907:58. - 13907:58
A Vintage British South Africa Police (BSAP) Shako Type helmet. This is the shako used by forces of the British South Africa Police (BSAP), which was the paramilitary police force of Rhodesia. It was created as a force of mounted infantrymen in 1889 by Cecil Rhodes’ British South Africa Company. In 1896 it began to operate independently and “Company” was dropped from its name. It remained part of Rhodesia’ paramilitary police force until it was disbanded following the formation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in 1980. The unit saw action in the First and Second Matabele Wars, the Second Boer War, the First World War, the Second World and the Rhodesian Bush War. The helmet is cork and covered with khaki, it has a flat top and to each side there are vents. The helmet has a headband. It retains the original Rhodesian brass helmet plate. Inside it has a green lining in the peaks and inside it has a leather sweat band and two brass hooks for a chin strap. 13907:58

Post 1902 / WW1 Era British Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) Bearskin With White Feather Plume, Metal White Horse of Hanover Rear Badge, Liner & Leather Backed Link Chin Strap. Sn 20505 - 20505
The Royal Scots Greys was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1707 until 1971, when they amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The prestigious Regiment was particularly renowned for its ‘Grey’ horses & their charge at the battle of Waterloo. Their Uniform included a white feather plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear and a white metal badge representing the White Horse Of Hanover on the rear of the Bearskin (the Scots Greys made alterations to the bearskin in the 1840s. The front plate was dispensed with in 1842, then the plume was discontinued in 1843. The size of the Bearskin was reduced at this time and in 1845 the plume was reinstated but an upright plume 9” high. In the same year the regiment adopted the White Horse of Hanover on the back of the Bearkin). This is an excellent, original Bearskin of The Scots Greys. Its deep pile black fur body is in superb clean condition. The Bearskin is fitted with the correct removable white feather plume of the Scots Grays and Brass King’s Crown ignited grenade plume holder. The back of the Bearskin is mounted with its original white metal, ‘White Horse Of Hanover’ badge . The Bearskin has its original internal wicker basket frame, sweatband / liner and leather backed graduated brass link chin chain (the chain has become detached from its leather backing over time). The bearskin is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20505

American Drill Instructors Hat/Campaign Hat. Sn 20423. - Sn 20423
A campaign hat (also Stetson, drill instructor hat, drill sergeant hat, round brown, ranger hat, sergeant hat, Scouts hat, Smokey Bear hat, lemon squeezer) is a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown pinched at the four corners.The hat worn by male United States Army drill Instructors is olive drab in colour (often referred to as ‘the lemon squeezer’ because of its shape), however, it was originally beige in colour but in 1983 the colour was changed to green with the style remaining unchanged. This example is in good overall condition with slight scuffing to the upper brim. The leather inner brim lining is loose in parts but nothing major. The chin strap and buckle are in good condition. Size 7/8. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20423.

WW2 1942 British Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) ‘The Duke’s’ Regiment Tropical Slouch Hat With ‘DW’ Cloth Formation Patch By Hall & Phillips Ltd Size 7. Sn 20407 - 20407
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, forming part of the King's Division. During WW2 The 'Dukes' fought with distinction in Europe, the North African Campaign, the Italian Campaign & In the Far East. 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. This is an excellent original WW2 dated Tropical slouch hat with Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) Regiment formation patch and linen pagri head band. The slouch hat has a press stud to turn up one side of the brim. The pagri head band is mounted with its original gold embroidered ‘DW’ on field of red cloth formation patch of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) Regiment. The felt is completely free of any holes apart from the correct ventilation holes and has no damage or mothing. Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with ‘Size 7’,’1942’ date and manufacturer mark Hall & Phillips Ltd. The lining has indistinct ink handwriting. The hat has its original adjustable leather chin strap with buckle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20407

Original, WW2 British Parachute Regiment Red Beret with Kings Crown Para Cap Badge to Para 6162000. Stock Number HE 865. - HE 865
This is an excellent original Para Red Beret With KC Para Regiment badge to Para 6162000. The Red Beret is in excellent undamaged condition with all material intact. It is mounted with the original correct metal KC Para Regiment badge. The rear of the badge is nicely stamped with service number 6162000 and is mounted against a patch of Denison smock. The crown of the beret has a stitched patch of Denison with printed matching service number. The beret is approx. UK size 6. The price for this WW2 Para beret worthy of further research re the paratroopers service number includes UK delivery. HE 865.

Original WII, C 1943, Type A-10A, U.S. Army Air Force, Summer Flying Helmet. Sn 6286. - Sn 6286
The US Air Corps became the US Army Air Force (USAAF) in June 1941. Most early flight helmets used R-14 radio receivers while the helmets post 1943 used ANB-H-1 receivers which fitted perfectly into Harvard design ear cushions. This is a good condition A-10A summer flight helmet with Harvard design ear cups and Audiosears, ANB-H-1 receivers installed. The radio receivers on this summer helmet are both present, intact and stamped by the manufacturer ' AUDIOSEARS CORPS, RECEIVER, AMB-H-1'. The Cloth helmet and all press studs and straps of the helmet are in great condition and the helmet is clearly stamped above the left side ear cushion 'Army Air Forces' beneath a circular logo containing the 'Star with Eagle wings'. The receivers are fitted into the Harvard design ear cushions. The ear cushions are stamped 'front' below a small encircled 'T' towards the front of the earpiece. Inside the helmet a great condition label is present bearing the manufacturers' details ' Type A-10A, Spec No. 3230-A, Medium, AAF Stock No. 8300-416600, P.O. NO ( 33038) 45-9266-AF, BATES SHOE CO. (illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 6286.

Rare, Korean War Era Chinese Officer's Service Cap With Contemporary Political Paper Pamphlet. Sn 9282 - Sn 9282
This is a rare, original, Korean War Era Chinese Officer's Service Cap Made of khaki canvas. It has a small peak with brow strap. It has alloy ring ventilation holes on it's left and right sides. The front of the cap is emblazoned with the iconic Chinese Communist 'Red Star' in red ink with stitched edging. It's original sweatband is made of blue & white vinyl material with oriental geometric designs. The cap is a small UK size 5 ½ (approx). All material and stitching are clean and intact. The cap is accompanied by an original contemporary Political Pamphlet. The Pamphlet with some loose pages is clean and contains many pages of Chinese script. The front cover of the pamphlet bears the 'Red Star' Price for this original, hard to find, Korean War Chinese Officer's cap with original Political Pamphlet includes UK delivery. Sn 9282.

Victorian & WWI Era ‘Rifle Brigade Officers Sealskin Busby & Plume/Badge’. 19966:29. - 19966:29
This is a very nice King's Royal Rifle Corps Victorian/WWI era Busby. It features a Black sealskin exterior with attached plaited cords. There is a corded boss to front carrying the Rifles Regimental Cap Badge. The top of the cap is black wool felt and the front is equipped with a black over red & black hair hackle plume. The crown is marked with the original maker information under the Royal Supplier logo: Hobson & Sons –Royal Contractors-1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, Golden Square London.W. Size 7 1/8ths. (Hobsons began their uniform business close to Woolwich Barracks, South London, England. Clothing and Regimental Regalia were made for all members of the armed forces using traditional tailoring and handcraft techniques). The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army that was originally raised in British North America as the Royal American Regiment during the phase of the Seven Years' War in North America known as 'The French and Indian War' subsequently numbered the 60th Regiment of Foot, the regiment served for more than 200 years throughout the British Empire. In 1958, the regiment joined the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Rifle Brigade in the Green Jackets Brigade and in 1966 the three regiments were formally amalgamated to become the Royal Green Jackets. The KRRC became the 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets. On the disbandment of 1/RGJ in 1992, the RGJ's KRRC battalion was re-designated as 1/RGJ, eventually becoming 2/RIFLES in 2007. In very good condition as shown in the pictures. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:29. (Soft head wear)
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