FOR SALE – Equipment

This military equipment is surplus to my needs.

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PHOTODESCRIPTION
WWII British AIRBORNE sleeping bag. Camouflaged (same as Denison smock), Big "wings" so that a combat dressed paratrooper or secret agent could wrap themselves in it to stay warm on a long cold flight in a bomber on the way to the drop zone. Toggle fasteners. NAMED Issue to three soldiers. The first one ROSS (with initials and service number) was a Signaller with Brigadier James Hill's 3rd Parachute Brigade and he went missing in action on the D-Day June 6 1944 drop into Normandy and he was never found. 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion was also in 3 Para Bde. Excellent condition. Hard to fund and this one is named to a D-Day paratrooper fatality. $1,000.00
SOLD PENDING FUNDS - British WWII Wicker pannier. As used by British troops. The Airborne especially liked them as they were strong but light. Traces of red /|\ on back. Very good and sound condition. Ropes end handles. Metal locking mechanism has some slight surface rusting. Airborne preferred the sleeved version where top fits over bottom and it was tied off at a height determined by the contents. This example has a hinged top. $250 SOLD _PENDING FUNDS
022RELIC of the Battle of Arnhem, Operation Market Garden ("A Bridge Too Far." RARE WWII Helmet Steel Airborne Troops (HSAT). This one was found at Arnhem. It appears to have been sitting for a long time right side up. The heat and cold expansion appear to be the cause of the multiple splits (they are not metal shear cuts as first appears). The steel was stamped out but the rim did not have a metal fold-over or extra edging, so it was under tension all the time. The four holes for mounting the leather chins straps are visible. NO line and NO exterior rubber band remain. $400
British body armour as found at Oosterbeek years ago.
British body armour as found at Oosterbeek years ago.

Man wearing armour vest,guarding prisoners I deduce
Map where relic body armour was found
Map where relic body armour was found

ANOTHER set of armour, NOT MINE as it would have looked in service.
ANOTHER set of armour, NOT MINE as it would have looked in service.

ANOTHER set of armour, NOT MINE as it would have looked in service.
ANOTHER set of armour, NOT MINE as it would have looked in service.
Very rare British WWII body armour plates, worn by British Airborne. Relic of Battle of Arnhem "Operation Market Garden" (A Bridge Too Far" - VERY RARE British armour for Glider pilots etc. This set was found on the bank of the river where the airborne troops evacuated at the end of the battle. Two large pieces - front and back. $250
Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug (1)

Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug (2)

Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug
Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug
WWII British Parachute buckle. Relic of Operation Varsity, the parachute and waterborne invasion of Germany in March 1945. This was dug up in Germany near the drop zones. Analysis shows that it is not a paratrooper's buckle (as there is one fixed loop) but rather one for aircrew. As there is damage (bending) as well as corrosion, I think it is likely that this was for a crew-member of one of the RAF or RCAF transport aircraft that was shot down. These heroic crews stayed with their burning aircraft so that the paratroopers could try to get out. The relic hunter who found it would not reveal the exact location. My catalogue number CMS1859 $90
001Crash Axe, WWII Royal Air Force as used in bombers, gliders etc. Pitted and no markings are visible. Thick rubberized handle to protect the user. The blade curves back to the handle to help prevent it from becoming stuck when cutting through aluminum skin of aircraft. Tghype carried on Lancaster, Halifax, Horse etc. An identical one was used by Andy Mynarski in his Victoria Cross winning efforts to save a trapped tail-gunner. That axe is owned by the RCAF. $60
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Wire cutters, folding, British WWII. Dated 1942, made by "E.T.F. LTD." $100
P37 water bottle carrier blackened for rifle regiment use

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Left side of markings
Left side of markings
Pattern 1937 water bottle carrier. Blackened for rifle regiment use. Date hard to read. Might be 1950s. Same pattern as WWII. $5
USN goggles M-1944
USN goggles M-1944

USN goggles M-1944 -2
USN goggles M-1944 -2

USN goggles M-1944 - 4
USN goggles M-1944 - 4

USN goggles M-1944 - 5
USN goggles M-1944 - 5

USN goggles M-1944  - 3
USN goggles M-1944 - 3

USN goggles M-1944 (6)
USN goggles M-1944 (7)
GOGGLES, FLYING, U.S. NAVY USN U.S.N. WWII TYPE M-1944 Made by Polaroid Corporation. New Old Stock. Paper envelope with tinted lenses - I have not tried to remove them. In original green box but box is in poor condition. War souvenir of U.S. Naval Aviator Commander Morse who served on the U.S.S. Wasp CV-18 $125
P37 web belt 1965 LARGE
P37 web belt 1965 LARGE


P37 web belt 1965 LARGE
P37 web belt 1965 LARGE


P37 web belt 1965 LARGE
P37 web belt 1965 LARGE
Pattern 1937 web belt, dress LARGE size, 19645. with brass sliders but no buckle. Velcro inside retainers. NO buckles on back. These were removed (never installed on this one) as they could tear Mess furniture. Blancoed Khaki. Condition: Excellent $30
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
Pattern 1951 Canadian "L-straps" for Small pack. NEW OLD STOCK! Pair - left and right (My set A) $35
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
Pattern 1951 Canadian "L-straps" for Small pack. NEW OLD STOCK! Pair - left and right (My set B) $35
P1951 Canadian L straps USED set D
P1951 Canadian L straps USED set D
Pattern 1951 Canadian "L-straps. USED. NO buckles for attaching to straps ontop of pack. (My set D) $25
P1951 Canadian L strap RIGHT Blancoed P1951 Canadian L strap RIGHT Blancoed[/captionPattern 1951 Canadian RIGHT ONLY. Used. Blancoed green. No buckle for short strap on small pack. $10
P1964 Canadian equipment strap
P1964 Canadian equipment strap
Pattern 1964 Canadian sleeping bag or poncho strap (one only). used.
Goggles Candian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles Canadian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s (1)


Goggles Candian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles Canadian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles, Canadian Armed Forces. marker's mark "OV on upside down shield logo $30
Mess kit 1944 U.S. Army - two metal dishes that pack together "US" marked spoon by SKOCO and fork by UTICA US. $45
Bag with shoulder strap. Appears to be U.S. Army. Green. No markings. Small pouch inside lid flap. Unknown use. Maybe for radio or optical gear? 9" high x 5-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" deep. Used. $5
U.S. Army WWII canteen, canteen carrier and canteen cup. Canteen is marked U.S. / VOLRATH / 1943 on bottom. Cup has had markings ground off bottom (my speculation is to removed a soldier's name so that it could be reissued) and a bar count of 5 (i.e. IIII with \ through the 4 bars) whichw as obviously a soldier counting off time. Carrier has faint U.S. on front and looks "salty (i.e. used). Name "M. Sheeley" in ink, apparently soldier's name. Inside one flap is a faint number K-074 ? $40