• X
    WW2 RAF Aircrew 1st Pattern Attributed C Type Flying Helmet & Mask.

    WW2 RAF Aircrew 1st Pattern Attributed C Type Flying Helmet & Mask.

    DEAR OLD BLIGHTY


    $3,100 (approx conversion from £2500)

    WW2 RAF Aircrew 1st Pattern Attributed C Type Flying Helmet & Mask.
    A rare attributed flying helmet attributed to and believed worn by Jack Thomas a Bomb Aimer with 75 Squadron which operated the Short Stirling and Lancaster Bomber. This is an early issue of the 1st pattern C Type flying helmet tailored with two stud oxygen mask fitting. The interior with padded ear donuts and original owners name of 1510704 Thomas J.  The leather retains a good deep brown colour, one area scuffed and with original leather chinstrap.
    The helmet is complete with an external pattern wiring loom retaining a good example of the G Type oxygen mask, this has been worn, small amount of surface crazing to the rubber. The copper nose wire remains in place. Fitted with the original rubber hose, with brass marked Air Ministry attachment and bulldog clip. The hose is the correct Wartime pattern and remains supple but one area of damage see photograph. The overall condition is good and a rare opportunity to add an operationally used helmet to your collection.

    Attributed to Jack Thomas who enlisted Padgate after April 1941. He volunteered for aircrew. He is noted as a Bomb Aimer  with 75 Squadron on Stirlings and later Lancaster bombers. Name and service number confirmed on the 75 Sqd website. He was commissioned LG 6th April 1943 with the Officers number 138463. Both his other rank’s and Officer service numbers are confirmed in the London Gazette. The 75 Squadron website includes an image of him, digital copy shown. The Air Force list show’s him as a Navigator., it is possible he re-mustered as a Bomb Aimer or the trade listed in the RAF list is incorrect and was not updated.  It was common for a Sergeant to complete a tour of operations and then be commissioned.
    Link to 75 Squadron Operations
    https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/witting-crew-4-9-43-empty/

     

    Code
    19602
    Period
    WW2

    Please fill in the form below to request a delivery quote from Dear Old Blighty.

    Name
    Email
    Tel
    Delivery Address
    Town
    County/State
    Postcode
    Country
    Message

    I agree to the terms & conditions and privacy policy *

    Remember me

    Subscribe to our mailing list




    Dear Old Blighty

    United Kingdom

    Tel: 01628 488188

    Email the dealer using the form below...

    Name
    Email
    Tel
    Enquiry

    I agree to the terms & conditions and privacy policy *

    Remember me

    Subscribe to our mailing list


    Share

    Email item Print
    Your name
    Your email
    Their name
    Their email

    I agree to the terms & conditions and privacy policy *