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A nice lot of items to a RAF Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, who completed a Full Tour of Operations over France & Germany.
Sergeant, C.P. Farr (nickname Tommy) flew with RAF 640 Squadron, from RAF Leconfield, in Yorkshire.
They flew Handley Page Halifax MkIII Bombers.
Sgt. Farr was part of a successful crew, captained by W/O Spencer (later DFC).
They went on to complete 37 Operations from 16/6/44 to 4/11/1944, when all the crew were 'screened' (List of Ops included).
Sgt. Farr was later promoted to Flying Officer status.
With the group are - His original RAF paperwork/passes, tunic 'S' brevet and shoulder eagle, brass cap badge, Flt Sgt crowns, tunic buttons including his very rare SMALL (pocket button) ESCAPE COMPASS BUTTON, original crew photo, copy of his 'operations' list, some copies of 640 Squadron ORB.
The escape button compass is guaranteed 100% original, and it is unusual to find one that can be positively attributed to an RAF air crew member.
Fortunately, due to its size, the 'Escape button Fakers' have not been able to copy these buttons, with its tiny 7mm diameter compass.
It also has the benefit of a 'left handed thread'.
An early wartime RAF Height & Air Speed Computor Mk IIA.
Air Ministry Ref. No. 6B/166.
Used for Navigating whilst flying Fighters & Bombers.
This example is in a 'mint & boxed' un-issued condition.
An old RAF 44 Squadron (Lancaster) Bullion Badge.
Produced in gold bullion wire, and silk thread, on a black felt background cloth.
Has a nice padded Kings Crown.
Old tissue paper covering the reverse.
Badge size, 4 1/4 x 3 ½".
In an Excellent condition.
WW2 Pilot Liaison Officer Armband.
A rare original wartime RAF armband that has very little information regarding it.
Made of a red barathea material with a metal gilt eagle, above it is a bullion threaded Kings Crown.
Black silk letters are stitched underneath the eagle.
Inside is a heavy cotton lining with stitched on hooks, to keep the armband in place on the tunic.
A number of evenly spaced brass snap fasteners are found, for adjustment when fitting.
In an Excellent condition without any visible damage.
RAF White Cotton/Silk Embroidered Squadron Badge.
To be stitched onto aircrew flying overalls.
RAF number 1 Air Navigation School.
Size, 5 x 3".
In a very good issued condition.
Wartime issue RAF Captain of Aircraft Armband.
Air Ministry Stores Ref. No. 22H/751, circa 1944.
The RAF has always maintained that the pilot, regardless of rank, is at all times in command of the aircraft.
Sometimes this caused un-necessary friction with a senior officer crew member.
To counter this the Air Ministry ordered a special 'Captain of Aircraft' armband be issued, mainly to Sergeant pilots who could cover their stripes with it.
This clearly identified who was 'in charge' of the aircraft.
Constructed of RAF blue serge, with a light blue barathea panel which has a gilt metal eagle and crown over an embroidered 'C'.
The inside is heavy cotton fabric lined with Newey Fasteners and a central hook to hold the armband over the Sgt. stripe.
In a very good condition, with some light wear to the light blue panel (see photos).
A German Luftwaffe Aerial Clockwork Bomb Fuse.
The Fuse is a type, El. A Z 35 Clockwork Impact fuse, which is marked on the top, and dated 1940.
Type often used by Stuka Dive Bombers.
Comes with its metal safety cap and contained in a Bakelite Case (dated 1941).
In a good condition (some pitting to the top and fuse casing, see photos).
FOR SALE TO THE UK ONLY (due to postal service restrictions)
WW2, Khaki cotton Shirt, Collar & Tie.
Three button part opening front (overhead type).
Single cuff with buttons, also can be used with cuff links.
Size = 40" chest, 24" arm, 32" back length, 14 ½" neck.
Private purchase type with tailors label.
Comes with a separate off colour, Van Heusen collar which is maker stamped and with the size 14 ½".
Also, a Khaki cotton tie (unmarked).
Mainly worn by the Army but also by some RAF Tactical Air Force and RAF Middle and Far East personnel.
All in a very good 'issued' condition.
Excellent pair of RAF B-Type Helmet Face Protectors/Defender pads.
Two original RAF Chamois Face Protectors for the use with the B-Type Flying Helmet.
Also, used for fixing the D-Type Oxygen Mask.
Made of cotton webbing strips with chamois backing and each with two 'Newey' type male press stud fasteners.
Air Ministry rubber stamped with Ref. No. 22C/68.
In a 'mint' unissued condition.
An Original RAF, Pilot's Control column Grip - Radio Transmitter Push Button.
Fitted in RAF Spitfire, Hurricane, Typhoon Fighters also Lancaster, Halifax Bombers etc......(see last 3 photos).
The top of the button is Air Ministry marked, with a Ref No. 5C/844.
It comes in it's Original wartime packaging, which is labelled A.M. push button type 'C'.
This 'Press to Transmit' push button, is used by the pilot when communicating over the R/T.
This button is 'New Old Stock'.
In 'mint' un-issued condition.
We have a limited amount of these.
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