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Amazing American Double Bronze Star and Purple Heart group to a battlefield commission officer 1st Lt Raymond Orr

Recently acquired is this fantastic set of medals awarded to 1st Lt Raymond Orr. Not only his medals but a trunk full of uniform, certificates, unit history, unit patches, dog tags, marksman badges, blazer with miniatures, all in good condition, amongst other memorabilia. Too much to list. Orr enlisted in the army on July 20th 1943 in Idaho, joining the 7oth Division, 275th...

A Tribute to Baders Wingman, Flt Lt Sir Alan Smith CBE, DFC*, DL

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet many distinguished aircrew when writing books or articles. One of my cherished memories is of meeting Sir Alan Smith, a true gentleman and one who always played down his part in the war. He never wanted to talk about his career, only to lavish praise on his leader Douglas Bader. I had the pleasure of getting to know Sir Alan...

Dealers in Militaria

Dealers in Militaria such as our selves fall into two primary categories. Physical market traders and on line Market traders. Medal buyers,com distinguish themselves from other by focusing on their traditional High street shop/office and maintaining  a vast Museum themed market covering two floors. Our buisy tourist location gives us the edge over devotees of web site only...

Medal and log book collection to Wing Commander B J Spragg DFC

We have recently acquired the log books, medals, miniatures and uniform collection of the late Wing Commander B J Spragg DFC who had a very distinguished RAF Career.  The Wing Commander joined the RAF in April 1942, starting his flying training on the DH82 Tiger Moth at EFTS Ansty. He went solo after 12 hours of flying. Then he was posted to 5 BFTS in Clewiston USA where he...

R.A.F second world war flying

      RAF  EQUIPMENT DEALERS  RAF Fighter Pilot 1940 Battle of Britain. Fighter Command pilot of 1940. RAF kit of a pilot of the period of WW2 Flyng Equiptment Full lower pockets,.  R.A.F.Other Ranks just flaps. R.A.F officer’s plain cuffs, Other Ranks’s faux French Cuffs . R.A.F Flying Equipment prices   R.A.F.Air gunner’s Tunic Air gunner’s...

Caterpillar Badge connected to a pilot shot up on the Channel Dash 1942

  one of the 129 Sqn pilots who took part in the Channel Dash in Feb 1942 wearing an first pattern C type Helmet Recent memorabilia finds, link a pilot to the Channel Dash 1942   A recently discovered early C type leather flying helmet, caterpillar badge and Irving parachute bag, all named to a sergeant pilot of 129 Squadron have unusually linked the pilot to one...

Great Escape connection DFC Group, 10 Squadron for sale

  Coming to the shop soon are the rare and interesting log books and medals with a connection to Stalag Luft 111 and the Great Escape. Condition yet to be checked and details yet to be fully confirmed. The awards of Squadron Leader Francis John Hartnell- Beavis, DFC, who spent August 1943 to January 1945 at Stalagluft III, Sagan. Six: DFC, reverse dated 1943, 1939-45 star,...