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WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet

PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGES 82 & 83

Very rare opportunity to purchase an original Glider Pilots' first pattern Denison smock and C Type flying helmet named and numbered to Matthew Leighton-Hall who served as a Glider Pilot from 1942 to 1944.

Smock is made by Hoffman & Sons, size 3, dated 1942 with various interesting additions and modifications including:

- Sidcot flying suit detachable collar
- yellow epaulette tape to left shoulder strap
- Army Flying badge/Glider Pilots' wing to breast

This very well preserved example being made by Hoffman & Sons is in my opinion superior to smocks of many other manufacturers being of a much finer and tighter weave material. It has a semi polished appearance and its water repellant qualities are a little better than your average smock.

The smock was originally purchased from the family and comes with Leighton-Hall's C Type flying helmet, which was often favoured by Glider Pilots. The overall condition of the smock is very good and complete with intact tail, buttons, cuffs and zip. The colours are bright and the smock is very much a piece ideal for a mannequin or display. There is a little service wear/damage to the lower left sleeve which appears to be an oil like burn, typical of an item of clothing worn in the field of aviation.

Code: 15974Price: On Request


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WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet

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Code: 15975Price: On Request


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WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet

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Code: 15976Price: On Request


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WW2 Airborne Forces maroon beret

Lovely used example with gun pattern Royal Artillery cap badge. Supak made, 1944 and size 6 3/4. No WD stamps but this is often the case. Hard to find.

Code: 15973Price:


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WW2 Home Front VEHICLE CHECK POINT SIGN

Scarce original card VEHICLE CHECK POINT SIGN with handwritten instructions on back . 8 x 4 inches .

Code: 15969Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW2 Enfield Home Guard insignia

Full matching printed set removed from Battledress blouse.

Code: 15961Price: 80.00 GBP


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WW2 British Expeditionary Force shoulder title

Unofficial short lived shoulder title. Perhaps only worn for a period of 4 weeks June 1940.

I have not encountered this pattern before.

Code: 15965Price: 80.00 GBP


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WW2 1 Corps Royal Signals insignia

Rare 1 Corps set comprising of formation sign and Wireless Mechanic badge. I’ve not encountered this pattern before.

Code: 15966Price: 150.00 GBP


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WW2 parachute qualification badge

High quality silver and enamel sweetheart badge. Perfect working condition.

Code: 15967Price: 60.00 GBP


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WW2 GQ Parachutist badge

Lovely early example, silvered stamped back with working pin and undamaged enamel.

Code: 15959Price: 40.00 GBP

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