Flying/Personal Equipment


RAF Mk V11 Goggles - Stores Ref 22c/827

RAF Mk V11 Goggles. Stores Ref 22c/827. A very good pair of possibly un-used mid war RAF Goggles.

These are the very rare first issues MKVII goggles having a leather strap. They have also retained the incredibly rare “Flip Shield” which has almost always gone missing or been damaged.

Very good condition, with minor paint loss and very light soiling to the chamois backing. The internal padding has retained a good degree of flexibility.

The leather nosepiece is likewise in good condition.

The lenses are both good with one crack or delimitation to one lens on the left hand side only minor delamination.

All in all a very nice pair of these increasingly scare goggles.

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RAF WW2 MKVIII Goggles Stores Ref 22c/930 very rare first pattern

A very early and very rare pair of RAF VIII goggles, in original issue box. Stores ref 22c/930

This is a very early rare pair of goggles, having the “open” wire rectangular centre adjuster, a feature of the very first production MKVIII goggles. probably dating this pair to late 1943/44

The goggles are in superb near un-worn condition having only very light paint loss to the brass frames. The leather is almost with out mark, still displaying a clear Air Ministry acceptance stamp......The elasticated strap retains a little elasticity.

The lenses fitted and the spares in the box have both suffered some de-lamination.

The box is in fair condition and has suffered the usual shelf wear.

The demising cloth and tin are likewise present although the tin has some surface corrosion.

All in all a very nice pair of early and very rare pair of Mid war RAF Goggles.

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RAF WW2 MKVIII Goggles Stores Ref 22c/930 (2)

A good / near mint pair of RAF VIII goggles. in original issue box.

Stores ref 22c/930

The goggles are in superb near un-worn condition having only very light paint loss to the brass frames. The leather is almost with out mark, still displaying a clear Air Ministry acceptance stamp.

The elasticated strap retains a little elasticity.

The lenses fitted are tinted and in very good condition, the box is in fair condition with only the usual shelf wear. The demisting cloth and tin are likewise present although the tin has some surface corrosion.

All in all a very nice pair of Mid to late war RAF Goggles.

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Pre WW1 Aviation Hat/Cap

This is very much a peculiarity that has so far defied definite identification.


It is a small size possibly child's hat from the pre war Edwardian period hat with a clear aviation connection. It has a beautiful embroidered representation of a Bleriot Monoplane. The type in which Louis Bleriot first flew the English Channel on 25th July 1909.

Research has taken me to the Victoria and Albert museum from where the illustration on Straw hat came from.


We would be very grateful for any further information.


This is undoubtedly an item of clothing that is an incredibly rare survivor from the earliest days of aviation.

Condition is very good although a little grubby internally. No moth damage.


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RFC or Inter war period flying helmet (no.2)  

WW1 RFC?  or early inter war period flying helmet?

A very well used and somewhat worn early flying helmet.
Externally the helmet’s leather has survived in very good condition, however the original much Rabbit’s fur has gone from the peak, chin strap and from some of the internal sides. 
Internally the lining is generally very good. 
Fitted with the original fitting for Gosport tubes.

There are no visible markings, I have stated that they are possibly RFC, they came the same source and were paired up with the RFC Goggles also on the site. 
However they are priced as being from the inter War period. 

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Civil Air Guard lapel badge

Chrome and enamel lapel badge for a member of the Civil Air Guard. The Civil Air Guard was a 1938 scheme in which the UK government subsidized training fees for members of flying clubs, in return for future military call-up commitments. Pin back fastener to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' W.O.Lewis, B'ham '. Good, overall condition with rubbing to finish.


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RAF 1941 Pattern Boots 22C/752 - size 9

A very nice pair of ’41 Pattern RAF boots stores ref 22c/752 size 9 boots.

Externally these boots are in superb condition, unfortunately one sole has split which would probably limit their use for wear.

However as a display piece they look fabulous.

Internally the fleece remains excellent with no shedding. one tongue has however detached, it could easily be re stitched if desired. Both tongues have very clear issue markings.

Both zips again are very good although a little stiff, being Lightning marked.

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