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  1. Hsin, Great blog and it's off to a good start! Does your blog allow others to post? Paul
  2. Take some photos of your other Commonwealth tabs post here and see if any of us can help with identification.
  3. I wouldn't rely too much on that hand written tag. That is most definitely an RAF brevet and used only for that purpose. The RCAF, RCN and RNAS all had their own separate and distinct brevets.
  4. Hi digi-shots, Without the brevet in hand can't say with 100% assurance that it's not repro but based on the photos I believe it to be real and not a reproduction. As to whether its post war or not, RAF brevets with the King's Crown (Tudor) were used up until 1951. In 1952 when QEII became Queen it changed to the Queen's Crown (St. Edwards).
  5. Need some help identifying this RCAF Life Vest. Very Similar in style to the Pattern 41 vest but constructed from an aertex type of material. Has no bladder, I have it stuffed with some cotton batting for display. Any help appreciated. Thanks type
  6. Here are a few pieces of my non-US headgear collection. First photo, left to right. 1.) RAF Ferry/Transport Command visor cap. 2.) CNAC (China National Aviation Corporation) visor cap. 3.) 1930's early 40's Chinese Air Force officer visor cap. Second Photo, left to right. 1.) Polish Air Force (ex pat in the UK) visor cap. 2.) Mexican Air Force 201 Squadron visor cap. (were attached to USAAF 58th Grp. flew P-47's in the Phillipines.) 3.) British ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) visor cap.
  7. Hsin, Very nice lot from this unknown but very important time in Chinese post WWII history.
  8. Recent acquisition. China National Aviation Corporation uniform and cap lot. CNAC was a passenger and mail airline owned 55% by the Nationalist Chinese government and 45% by Pan Am. During WWII it was pressed into service as a cargo airline flying vital supplies over the "Hump" from India to China. 16 of the original Flying Tigers joined and flew for CNAC when the AVG was disbanded in July 1942. Jacket was tailor made in Karachi and the cap in Calcutta. The Chinese symbol that CNAC adopted for its aircraft and insignia is called "The Chung".
  9. Nice and under the category of "if only they could talk".
  10. Now Jack that is cool! Is the composition predominately sand fused together by the atomic blast?
  11. Hi mndoss, Nice jacket but is almost certainly post 1952. If you notice the flat button is spaced closer to the 3rd button than #1 is to 2 and #2 is to #3. This is designed so the the flat button lies directly under the belt. Not 100% sure, I'd have to check, but I believe the RAF changed the button layout with the Pattern 1947 uniform design.
  12. Eric, A friend of a friend is married to a very nice young lady from China. I asked if she would be willing to translate some Chinese characters/writing for me. She was more than happy and gracious to do it. For the three characters on the inside lining, they translate best as "Foreigner Comes To China". The characters on the back of the jacket she said can be read two ways, it depends she said if its "old" Chinese, read backwards, or "new" Chinese. In one translation it is a name "Hung Yu" the other the translation is "Navigation".
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