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Lt. Allens WWI uniform

Article about: As the header says. The Sam Browne is not original but is rather a RFC belt dated 1915. The medal and the ribbon are his originals however.

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    As the header says. The Sam Browne is not original but is rather a RFC belt dated 1915. The medal and the ribbon are his originals however.
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    Very nice Gary. I really like your room as well.

    BTW...congratulations on this being the 1,000th post to the Aviation History Section...
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    Gary, is this your uniform and room setting? All is very nice

    One thing i must say about ww1 uniforms is their styling. I truely love the high neck collar in those days. Very stylish imo.

    rgds, Ty

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    Hello Ty,

    Yes this is my war room and I am the current caretaker of the uniform.


    Cheers
    Gary
    Quote by Ty Revelo View Post
    Gary, is this your uniform and room setting? All is very nice

    One thing i must say about ww1 uniforms is their styling. I truely love the high neck collar in those days. Very stylish imo.

    rgds, Ty

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    Quote by Ty Revelo View Post
    One thing i must say about ww1 uniforms is their styling. I truely love the high neck collar in those days. Very stylish imo.

    rgds, Ty
    Ty,

    I too love the look of the collar and Sam Browne belt, however, most of the men wearing them did not have such a fondness for the collar. It was very restrictive and irritating - especially for flight personnel.
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    Yes, due to the thick course wool it often rubbed on their necks and eventually causing a redness, irritation especially to sensitive skin. Can you imagine going into battle cursing your tunic?

    Ty

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    Quote by Gary Cain View Post
    As the header says. The Sam Browne is not original but is rather a RFC belt dated 1915. The medal and the ribbon are his originals however.
    Gary,
    Beautiful uniform. Can we get a close up of the wing? I love those Dunham collar wing and prop, always considered them the best of the best. There was another company "Cuppero" that made a similiar collar insignia but not as nice as the Dunham.

    I have a listing for a Albert G. Allen who entered the army from Salisbury Maine, served at Ellington Field, did not get overseas as far as I know. Perhaps this could be your guy.

    Terry
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    Hi Gary, lovely uniform. The condition is superb for something almost 100 years old.

    Hi Terry, I think you have found the right man I enlarged the pic of the tailors label and it is for an "AG Allen".

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Terry,

    Yes that is him. I found the same photo used in a telephone company book I think it was, the owner wouldn't let me buy it though so I only have a copy of it. And you are correct that Allen never made it overseas. He was literally waiting for his ship when the war ended. Here are your requested pictures.
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    Thanks Ade!


    Cheers
    Gary
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    Hi Gary, lovely uniform. The condition is superb for something almost 100 years old.

    Hi Terry, I think you have found the right man I enlarged the pic of the tailors label and it is for an "AG Allen".

    Cheers, Ade.

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