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SC32: Sporting and Collectors Sale

A WWII Period Leather Flying Helmet, Formerly the Property of Major Robert Hickman Holmes, RAF

Auction Lot SC32/132

A WWII period leather flying helmet, formerly the property of Major Robert Hickman Holmes, RAF the leather helmet with fitted headphones and canvas oxygen mask with microphone, together with an RAF Mae West Air Ministry 1941 pattern life jacket (lacking internal bladder) a brown leather and sheepskin lined motoring coat, an Air Ministry issue air line with brass connector stamped 6D/101/39 to one side and 'Gunfire' to the other, also together with a collection of associated canvas webbing, a civilian gas mask and related items.

A WWII Period Leather Flying Helmet, Formerly the Property of Major Robert Hickman Holmes, RAF (SC32/132) offered in our Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 15th December 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A WWII period leather flying helmet, formerly the property of Major Robert Hickman Holmes, RAF the leather helmet with fitted headphones and canvas oxygen mask with microphone, together with an RAF Mae West Air Ministry 1941 pattern life jacket (lacking internal bladder) a brown leather and sheepskin lined motoring coat, an Air Ministry issue air line with brass connector stamped 6D/101/39 to one side and 'Gunfire' to the other, also together with a collection of associated canvas webbing, a civilian gas mask and related items.

Notes

Major Hickman Holmes qualified as an instructor on Anti Aircraft Defence in 1942 and was appointed as adviser to Air Officer Commanding 9 Group RAF. in October of the same year he was promoted to GSO II and became significant in the planning and operation of exercises and combined training between Fighter, Bomber and AA commands. He also operated on High Altitude Surveillance.

Price Realised

£6,200

Department

Collectables and Toys

Fine Art Category

Medals and Militaria

Sale Information

SC32: Sporting and Collectors Sale
Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Owing to the increasing amount of reproduction militaria in circulation, in particular Third Reich items, the bidder must be satisfied in relation to the authenticity of each lot prior to bidding. Such lots are sold as seen and refunds will not be given. Viewing of such lots is highly recommended.

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