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  1. More uniform bits and bobs that someone may find handy... MTP tropical hat, size 59, as new - £6.50 (ideal for the glorious sunshine at W&P this year!!) MTP smock sleeve blanking patches - £1.60 each (£4.25 the three) Can likely include standard post with the blanking patches. Hat will cost extra to post. Paypal fine - buyer covers fees. Any questions - ask.
  2. Yet more gear that might come in handy to someone... British Army issue XL MTP trousers stock size 85/96/112 which is a 36"+ waist, good condition - £10 Viper tactical t-shirt in olive drab size L large, never worn - £10 Happy to take paypal but buyer covers the fees. Also happy to post: p&p will be extra.
  3. Army issue reversible pertex Snugpak softie thermal insulated jacket in L / XL size. Olive one side, sand the other - good condition - £12 Happy to take paypal but buyer covers the fees. Also happy to post: p&p will be extra.
  4. Might be useful to someone... MTP field shirt size M/L 170/96 up to around 40" chest - £5.50 MTP combat trousers, smaller size: 80/80/96 (approx. 30 " 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 / RAF issue aircrew helicopter crew thermal long sleeved shirt, size L Large - £1.20 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks, gents, for input. Ideally looking to get in touch with owners to see about an event late summer next year.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...!
  14. 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...!
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. That is very helpful indeed - exactly what was required; thank you.
  18. This may sound like an absolutely bone question but I am completely unfamiliar with the underneath of a Jeep and wonder whether someone could please post pics showing locations of the gear oil filler plug for the gearbox and ditto for the transfer case when in situ underneath the vehicle? Many thanks,
  19. Agree with the above - no rules or regs for this modification. Elasticated sleeves was the Rolls Royce way to go on this. From what I recall most either just wrapped some DPM cloth around the furniture and either tied or (more often) taped it in place. Ditto with some hessian sacking which (again if I recall correctly) was frequently more in favour since it was thicker and more 'grippy' than DPM cotton (plus it looked way cooler, too!)
  20. The above sentiment seconded here. This has been a great thread to follow and I salute what you've done - events like those we have seen this week put our nerdy obsession with military metal in context. Hope you and yours are safe and well.
  21. I would say that the layout as shown in that colour pic is 'right' - or at least 'not wrong'. And if it was my Jeep, that's how I'd place the signs.
  22. As an aside - if you get magnetic signs made up you can not only swap the unit identity of your vehicle as and when you like, you can also, when some smartass 'expert' comes along and tells you that your Div and Unit signs are 'the wrong way round' quickly and easily change them over! Just a thought.
  23. Agree that 'in the field' no hard and fast rules. You see variations and oddities. That said, if it was me, I would do what seems to have been the majority thing - so on the front the signage the opposite way round to that show in the Jeep line drawing pic and on the rear no white star on the bumperette and the unit seniority number there instead. I also wouldn't put a white star on the front bumper - I would agree with the view that it's bonnet and sides only for a Brit Jeep. Ultimately though, it's the owner's vehicle - he can paint it pink if the need grips him; his choice.
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