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    hello this is what i picked up in one of my french village
    jumble sales. i bought all this from a retired english man.



    very old parade jacket about 1920 or before no date



    light infantry







    4th royal sussex light infantry regiment


    the same kind of paint as the germans







    this jacket cost me 40 euros

    next thing i found was a compleat RAF uniform
    with the madal DFC the highest award in the RAF







    magnifique c'est to much!



    its very clean indeed



    63 years after the war the smell of the pilot is still there
    this lovly thing cost me 100 euros



    a RAF side cap with black bakalite butons and late war plastic badge well marked 45 euros fantastic











    finaly got somthing german 15 euros great stuff












    and now i finaly got some helmets,starting with a tank drivers one









    look at the paint, just like the german style



    the inside of the helmet MK2 the same as the commen helmet 30 euros brill



    english helmet made of bakalite used wilst working with live electric cables protection for shock 50 euros not bad!





    look,s great in bakalite i love it





    inside a MK2 but rivited instead of screewd in



    1940



    english helmet for a police sargent with the stripes in a transfer and its police blue couler











    inside mk 2 1939



    lovely markings 1939 52 euros. fair play
    english moter cycle lamp ww2 2 euros . fab





    lovly looking plate marked ,king of the road in a wheel.



    W.D.



    ww2 sack from the RAF 50 centimes. wow cheap







    332 euros not bad at all for all that , but i spent all of my money

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    Excellent finds! You did very very well I think!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    What a top deal love the Kings crown cap badge in the chip hat
    Ben

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    What's a nice deal!
    Can you advice about the bag?
    This kind of bags was used in the battlefield in Estonia by Latvian Militaia ( Red Army) in 1941 year ( previously used by Latvian army in 1920-40's)
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    It is called the "Small Pack" in the British Army and RAF.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    It's used as bread bag?
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Used as a back pack. It carried the spare clothes, mess tin, food, etc.

    But can also be worn as a side pack with sling (as shown) when the "Large Pack" was worn on the back.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi,

    Nice finds :-)

    2 points, the DFC was not the highest award in the RAF, the VC was however it was the highest flying medal, if you see where I'm coming from, however a very nice tunic. And the helmet you describe as a tank drivers helmet, I think is a British dispatch riders helmet, as the buckle and strap are wrong for a paratroopers helmet, british tank drivers IIRC mostly wore their black berets, lovely helmet though :-)

    ATB,
    Tom

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    Hi Tom, it is actually a Royal Armoured Corps helmet. The "Don R's" helmet can be seen on the forum in the World steel helmets section, as I posted mine there. Checkout the link:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/world-stee...el-helmet.html

    Cheers, Ade.

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    UnknownSoldier
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    I stand corrected, never seen one, same helmet different strap, still have never seen a pic of tankers wearing helmets :-) I've just been looking and can't find any pics of tank helmets being worn, tbh, with the odd strap it has it could well be a tank helmet, but as said, only photo's I've seen have the tankers wearing their berets. Plus what good would a helmet do inside a tank, afterall if a bullet goes through 3-4 inches of steel, it's hardly gonna be stopped by that :lol:.

    Anyone got any photo's of this helmet in action?? I'm interested now :-)

    Tom

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