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  1. Might be useful to someone... MTP field shirt size M/L 170/96 up to around 40" chest - £5.50 MTP combat trousers, smaller sizes: 80/80/96 (approx. 30 " waist) and 70/76/92 (approx. 28" waist) - £5.50 Good condition. Unlikely to have been worn by TV tough guy Ant Middleton during secret operations to smash the Colombian drugs cartels. Paypal fine but buyer covers the fees. P&P extra.
  2. Pair of new, superb, genuine Eastman Leather Clothing A-10 USAAF pilot’s flying gloves in a size 11 (so XL). Intermediate weight glove - a faithful Eastman reproduction to exact U.S.A.A.F. spec. Purchased new by me - never worn, the wrists are still single-stitched together. Made from tanned supple goatskin leather, lined with a fine wool knit, ribbed wristlet also 100% wool knit. Correct Second World War material, colour and weave. An authentic AAF decal on each glove as per originals. Very expensive to buy new (£130 a pair, last time I looked on the Eastman website)! £85 Collect from west Kent or happy to post - p&p will be extra.
  3. Various bits, hopefully of use to someone:- Current Army issue camouflage brown self-wicking t-shirt in 102 cm M/L or 112 cm L/XL size. Show light wear, so may have some pulls/marks, but no major damage or repairs - £1.60 each. Multicam fleece-lined thermal 'sharkskin' field trousers, XL size approx. 36 ins waist, 29 ins inside leg - £11.50. Kryptek operator's cap, one size fits all baseball cap - £3.25. Army issue MTP field shirt 180/96, size L up to approx. 42 ins chest - £5.75. Army issue DDPM tropical field shirt in L/XL sizes - 180/104, 190/96, 190/104 - £2.50 each Army / RAF issue aircrew helicopter crew thermal long sleeved shirt, size L Large - £1.20 Army issue DPM All Arms Bergen rucksack 90 litre capacity with side pouches - £17.75 Army issue PLCE molle 15 litre capacity DPM side pouches for Bergen rucksack - £10.50 Camouflage bucket boonie jungle hat size 59-60cm XL - £3 (see last pic - on left) Camo fatigue cap size 58-59cm XL - £3 (see last pic - in middle) Camouflage baseball type operator cap, adjustable size, 58+cm XL - £3 (see last pic - on right) Collect from west Kent, or I can post - for most items p&p will be extra, for the smaller stuff, like hats, I can probably inc the postage. Just ask. Ditto if you need more
  4. Hence the quotation marks; using here as a generic term rather than specific. I assume folks will - from pics and description - know what they're buying. But cheers for the info.
  5. Decent original 1951 dated WD issue Briggs BMB, 1952 dated W & W, and double-sided 1951 PSC 5 gall steel jerry cans. Original paint, I suspect. Wouldn't recommend putting fuel in them, though look sound enough to me - better as diorama props or to dress a period vehicle I would suggest. Anyway they are what they are. £12 each collected from west Kent. May be able to post, don't mind looking into that if you want - or organise your own courier; no problem.
  6. Bog standard 20L (5 gallon) steel jerry can, maker marked 'E'. Sorry, doesn't have any fascinating markings, dates, insignia, etc, etc: it is what it is. Probably more as suitable for a show prop, for 'dressing' a vehicle, etc, than for actual use (though, as far as I can see, it's sound). £7, collection from west Kent. Might be able to post - happy to look into it if anyone's interested. Or arrange your own courier.
  7. Four vintage 'flimsy' pattern Valor steel fuel tins. No, sorry, they don't have any fascinating markings, dates, insignia, etc, etc: they simply are what they are. I see these more as suitable for a show diorama, for 'dressing' a vehicle, etc, than for actual use (though, as far as I can see, they're sound). £6 each, collection from west Kent. Might be able to post - happy to look into it if anyone's interested. Or arrange your own courier - no sweat.
  8. Thanks, gents, for input. Ideally looking to get in touch with owners to see about an event late summer next year.
  9. A longshot, but do we have any WW1 era vehicle owners in the Kent/Essex/E Sussex area? If so, could you drop me a line, please? A friend is trying to organise something for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, next year. Many thanks, in advance.
  10. Isn't the answer a bit more basic than this? If you put a noticeable red cross on stuff, it simply gives the baddies a convenient aiming point. Can remember reading about a Soviet army observer at a NATO exercise expressing complete incredulity that there were vehicles with big red crosses on, buzzing around the battlefield. His response - 'Those would be the first things we'd shoot at!' Seems, 40 years on, our military may have taken that on board...!
  11. Think I'd go with matchlesswdg3's suggestion. Or have a butcher's on ebay. But any particular reason you're opting for a full zip? Might get some sneery looks from the Airborne experts...!
  12. My experience in the 1980s concurs with what others have said - carried a personal first aid kit packed tightly into a Gold Block tobacco tin, in a pouch of my 58s. Just the basics, for personal care and use - anything more serious; call-in the experts!
  13. RAFMT has it right, I think. Pre-1908 - Essex Imperial Yeomanry. April 1908 onwards - Essex Yeomanry (part of the Territorial Force). To find out what he as up to I'd try all the usual suspects - county records office, Ancestry, any regimental museum or association, etc.
  14. That is very helpful indeed - exactly what was required; thank you.
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