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  1. Nice eh?

    I sold the one that went for £669 and I did a deal with the pants included too.

    Not sure about Hoxton or whatever mine sold to a Japanese collector.

    As you can imagine I made quite a tidy profit.

    I have had it for a while and I have got rid of all my RAF gear now. (Wish I did have a bundle of them)!

    I have noticed a few have gone on eBay since ; )

    You should get yourselves down to the vintage showroom on Earlham Street Covent Garden they have a grey one on sale for £1300!

    Merry Xmas.

  2. Keep up the good work Rob.

    Maybe one day someone will project a hologram version of your good self pointing to pictures of things and giving talks in a PC all inclusive way (they will convince you to do this against your better interest) aimed at people who are not really interested in the subject to grab their attention. You might get lottery funding too, on the condition that you get a famous architect to build a concrete and metal shed for you.

    You will obviously have to spend your life savings on a PR and marketing sales team with no knowledge of your subject to make it seem cool.

    All the Best.

  3. I visited the IWM yesterday....

    With the new refit they seem to have lost all of the military uniforms and most of the atmosphere.

    Am I alone in feeling that if I wanted to look at films/reproduced photographs/graphic displays I could read books and watch films. Etc.

    There used to be a lot to look at and it was quite menacing and atmospheric in places.

    I suggest that they change the name to the global conflict learning centre.

    I did go into the WW1 gallery and there were a few uniform displays, some were presented backwards, yes good to see kit at angles but I had to laugh, hardly the intention as I used to feel a bit intimidated by the WW1 section.

    I am worried the Army Museum will go the same way.

    Any advice where to visit?

  4. Some prices have gone a bit crazy.

    Three hundred quid for a 68 smock and 58 webbing is a lot.

    Maybe the pics and presentation from hogspear help? It gives the impression of provenance? Believe it or not I once got a DPM arctic parka 44/58 webbing bits and smock/lightweights all for £20 from hogspear but that was a few years ago.

    I have to admit I once put a huge bid in on a green windproof and some maps and documents from the Oman campaign that were supposed to come from a SAS officer (I was outbid) and the listing ended at nearly £700!

  5. Ok not technically windproof. I just seem to default to the common parlance for this smocks.

    This is the (already discussed on previous posts)

    1941 issue green denim smock issued to mountain troops and the basis for the other smocks we know that came after.

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    Anyone shed any light on this pouch?

    I saw one of these listed on eBay a while ago as an SAS SLR pouch.

    I have never seen a photograph of any in use but it looks the right make, colour, era, drop belt loop etc.

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