Soldier of fortune

Discussion in 'Repros' started by coalman, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. coalman

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    Has anybody got any experience of the RAF Aircrew blouses and trousers that this company sells?

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    John
     
  2. Steve27752

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    If you mean RAF BD's then yes.
     
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  3. coalman

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    Thanks Steve, what are they like, are they worth buying?
     
  4. Steve27752

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    I think so, I am wearing the BD and trousers here at YAM earlier this year, I decided to reduce myself in rank to F/Sgt.
    Most if not all the other BD's are originals or Panther.
    I went for SoF as returns are easier.
     

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  5. B-Man2

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    Great Looking crew photo!!
     
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    Taken at YAM (Yorkshire Air Museum) earlier this year.
     
  7. Roughwear

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    The SOF Air Suits blouses and trousers are very good and look the apart next to original ones as the picture from YAM shows. I am standing next to Steve wearing all original uniform.
     
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  8. coalman

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    Hi Steve
    Thank you for the photos, looking really good and now I am sure its SOF to get the BD from as I am not aware of panthers
    Who sewed the badges on for you? think I will just go for pilot officer so I don't have too much sewing to do lol though will need to get a officers cap, do you know best lplace to get them?
    Also do you have or had dealings with Steve Silburn? wondering what he is supplying these days and prices

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    John
     
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  9. Steve27752

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    Firstly, I went for simplicity hence the Flt/Lt braid. But after YAM I decided that for this 'Role' I preferred Flt/Sgt rank.
    I bought the stripes and crowns from a private seller. Andrew Swatland very kindly did the needle work for me.
    As for a cap, I would suggest asking if anyone has one in your size on a WW2 reenactment forum or a similar FB page.
    Over the last 15 or so years I have had several dealings with Stephen Silburn, all have been a pleasure. My last being earlier this year when I bought my Type 'B' flying helmet from him.
    I have also had goggles and other items re furbished by him.
    The helmet is a Stephen Silburn as is the mask. The mic is by Tony Sach, my Mk111 goggles are Canadian and I believe Andrews are British Mk111's.
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  10. B-Man2

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    Absolutely love the photo's and the flight uniforms, the cost of which seems very reasonable.
    By the way .........what's a Spit going for these days?;)
     
  11. Steve27752

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    A real Spit is loads of zero's. This one is a mock up at RAF Kenley.
     
  12. coalman

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    Very much depends on the mark of spitfire, if its a Mark 1 then your looking about 2.5million to 3million, a MkVb and Mk IX would be roughly 2million.
     
  13. coalman

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    Steve thank you so much for the info, will PM you next week for more info, in mean time will be ordering my BD from SOF
     
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  14. coalman

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    Steve, forgive my ignorance but how do I PM you?
     
  15. Steve27752

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    Click on my name, then start conversation.
     
  16. coalman

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    Thank you
     

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