Wharton Militaria
 britishuniforms
BU0001
BU0001
A now scarce original British issue DPM camouflage parachute smock, in excellent condition. All material and stitching are in nice clean condition, minor wear on collar (see pics) plus nick on the back. The right sleeve retains a corporal rank insignia patch which has been carefully 'amended' to a Sgts. Full zip works perfectly. Its original green issue label inside is difficult to read as washed out, though measurements are across the shoulders 22 inches so approx chest of 44-46 inches, neck to hem length is 36.5 inches and arm length of 28 inches. Nice example of a DPM para smock.

BU0002
BU0002
A battle dress blouse, 49 pattern to a Royal Signals Officer, excellent condition straight from the estate, made by ROF Chorley in 1956, size 9, suitable for a man approx 5ft 7-8 inches in height, chest measurement of 39-40 inches and a waist approx 34-35 inches. Moth nip the lower back and left sleeve, see photo. A nice National Service BD.

BU0003
BU0003
A very rare surviving WW1 American Tank Corps other ranks uniform comprising tunic, trousers and side cap, in absolutely lovely condition overall, a couple of small moth nips (see pics) though these do not detract from this very scarce WW1 American uniform. Uniform is complimented by the original issue side cap with the correct tank badge and date stamped 1918. A truly desirable WW1 American Tank Corps uniform. The tunic is especially desirable having the early British Tank Corps arm badge worn over the breast pocket to denote that the wearer was attached to a British Tank unit. Something for the discerning tank collector.

BU0004
BU0004
A rare surviving WW1 American other ranks M1918 overcoat, in absolutely lovely condition, a couple of small moth nips (see pics). A scarce WW1 American uniform overcoat.

BU0005
BU0005
A rare surviving WW1 American Infantry other ranks uniform comprising tunic, trousers and side cap, in absolutely lovely condition overall, a couple of small moth nips (see pics) though these do not detract from this scarce WW1 American uniform. Uniform is complimented by the original issue trousers and side cap. The tunic is in excellent condition overall. Photographs of the trousers and side cap to follow. A nice tunic set that came with equipment that will be listed within the equipment section.

BU0006
BU0006
A very nice Light Infantry Bandsman tunic and trousers, complete with belt, shoulders and aiguillettess, excellent condition throughout, chest measurement of 39-40 inches, measurements are - across shoulder 20 inches, neck to hem drop approx 32 inches and arm length 26-27 inches. Trousers are waist approx 42-44 inches, inside leg 30 inches, outside waist to hem 42 inches. Belt approx 44 inches. A very nice uniform that presents well.

BU0007
BU0007
Original British Denison camouflaged parachutist's smock by Smith & Co Derby, in excellent overall condition, late 60s production, it has elasticated cuffs, tail flap with stud fasteners and full zip. Inside the body the label, though quite washed out can be just read 'Smock Camouflage' with the NATO code, sized No 3 and manufacturer Smith & Co Derby. Material and stitching is clean with some service wear to be expected, zip and stud fasteners are present and work perfectly, there is some cuff wear as there often is with these smocks plus it has had a regimental tailor's repair to the inner zip flap where the tailor has replaced the flap with a DPM flap, this is a common repair and shows that the original owner was reluctant to discard his denison smock. Measurements are across the shoulders approx 20 inches, chest approx 40-42 inches, neck to hem drop 34 inches and arm length approx 27 inches. A nice denison that was used to the fullest before it was retired.

BU0008
BU0008
A now scarce British 1960 pattern OG (Olive Green) combat smock made by Windsmoor (MACC) Ltd, dated 1963, in absolutely excellent condition, favouroured by the SAS these smocks have always been difficult to obtain, even in the 60s. Measurements are across the shoulders 19 inches, chest approx 38-40 inches, collar to hem drop 34 inches and arm length 25-26 inches. A scarce smock for the collector to find.


BU0010
BU0010
A Royal Navy full Commander's uniform, hat, sword, belt, shoes etc. (2nd photograph down), will add photographs shortly.

BU0011
BU0011
1960s commercially produced Denison smock made by J & S Franklin, an authorised manufacturer of Denison smocks and clothing for the British Military. These Denison smocks were made to the exact specification of the 1959 pattern, which J&S were currently producing at that time for the British Parachute Regiment, for export to the Kenyan Government for their airborne forces in the late 60s and early70's. A number of these Denison smocks also appear in the classic film "Wild Geese" starring Roger Moore, Richard Burton and Richard Harris in 1978. The smock is in excellent and clean condition, a few minor marks and rubbing to the zip pull and snaps but no damage and perfect to wear. The size tag is faded, measurements are across the shoulders approx 19 inches, chest approx 38-40 inches, armpit to armpit 24.5 inches, shoulder to end of cuff 23.75 inches, collar top to the bottom seam approx 30 inches.

BU0020
BU0020
A beautiful set of Royal Navy Officer's aiguillettes, shoulder board and hangers, in parade ready condition. These are fine and scarce items of dress uniform wear which are very expensive for officers to purchase.

BU0021
BU0021
A rare surviving WW2 Russian Artillery or Tanks non-commissioned officers combat tunic, rank is Senior Sergeant, in very good condition overall, date stamp indicates 1943, obvious signs of heavy wear very typical of constant wear in a difficult environment (see pics). The tunic is in sound structural condition, and very presentable especially if it had a PPSH draped over it, measurements are across the shoulders 19 inches, chest approx 38-40 inches, collar to hem drop 32 inches and arm length 27.5 inches. Something different for the WW2 collector, Russian combat tunics do not come up often.

BU0022
BU0022
A service dress tunic for a female member of the Royal Logistic Corps. Tunic basically in unworn excellent condition, no marks or damage still retaining its correct insignia. Tunic measurements indicated on label, though measuring are approx 17 inches (43cm) across the shoulders, 29 half inches (74cms) drop from neck to hem and arm length from shoulder to cuff is 26 inches (66cms). A nice service dress tunic in excellent condition.

BU0023
BU0023
Scarce original nurse's uniform cape, circ 1940s-50s. The black wool cape has a red lining with cross strap fastening, issue and owner's lable inside, embroidered 'St George's Hospital'. There is no size indication, the cape is designed to be worn open at the front. It measures 43" from collar to hem, is in beautiful condition with a couple of minor moth nips in the lower part of the cape/lining, see pics, a scarce and sought after item. The cape, believed to date from the 1940s belonged to a nurse who worked at St George's Hospital, Liverpool. Came with a number of war time Nurses albums and papers.