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Military Clothing & Equipment Sources

American Patrol Company - US manufacturer of very high quality bespoke 'crusher' caps

Apple Tree Lane - Wide variety of female uniform items, including WAAF, WVS, AFS, & NAAFI

Badge Collectors Corner - Good source for WW2 RAF pilot's wings and other insignia

Cadet Direct - Good source for RAF/WAAF-pattern shoes and WAAF shirts

Dead Men's Spex - UK Supplier of period spectacle frames suitable for British Forces re-enactors

Diamond Clothing Co. - US manufacturer of very high quality A-2 leather flying jackets

Eastman Leather Clothing - Supplier of top quality USAAF caps, A-2 flying jackets and other items

E.C.Snaith - Supplier of medal ribbons and military insignia

Epic Militaria - UK supplier of militaria

Hills Military Medals - UK supplier of military medals, including sew-on ribbon bars

Medals of America - US supplier of medals and insignia

Military Collectibles4U - Dutch website offering some of the harder-to-find female military uniform items

Monty's Locker - UK specialist in authentic reproduction British badges & insignia of WW2

Neal Hall - US hat-stretcher manufacturer

Orvis - Good source for socks suitable for wear with USAAF uniforms

Optometrist Attic - Excellent US source of WW2 GI spectacle frames

Samuel Windsor - UK retailer that stocks shoes suitable for use with British and US officer's uniforms (products BV65, BV138 & BV178)

Seal Military - UK supplier of high quality reproduction US-themed WW2 military uniforms

Society Brand Hat Company - US manufacturer of very high quality 'crusher' & garrison caps

Soldier Of Fortune - UK supplier of good quality reproduction uniforms, insignia & equipment for Allied & Axis forces

The Merchant Adventurers - UK stockist of precision Swiss-made replica Elgin A-11 wristwatches

The WatchDoc - US stockist of new-old-stock GI fabric watchstraps. Also see their eBay listing

Top Pots - US supplier of reproduction Allied & Axis military uniforms and equipment

USA Military Medals - US supplier of medals and insignia.

Warhorse and Reproductions of History - UK supplier of reproduction Allied military uniforms

What Price Glory - US/Dubai-based supplier of reproduction British & US WW2 military uniforms


Civilian Clothing Sources

20th Century Foxy - Thirties, Forties & Fifties reproduction women's clothing

Apple Tree Lane - Small but interesting selection of women's shoes, woollen stockings and jumpers

April's Bag - US-based Etsy shop with good selection of plain and beaded snoods

Candy Says - Online shop specialising in vintage clothing and accessories from most 20th century periods

Chaps of Distinction - British trader specialising in gentlemen's vintage clothing. Trades at many 1940's events and on Facebook

Circa Vintage Clothing - Australian vintage clothing specialists with lots of items for the larger lady

Custom Clothes - UK Forties fashion house that can make-to-measure men's & women's period clothing

Dead Men's Spex - UK Supplier of period spectacle frames

ebay - The most popular and famous of all online shopping and auction sites

Em-Vintageretro - Good online source for snoods and headscarves

Etsy - Very good online shopping site for vintage clothing and accessories

Factory Shoe Shop - UK-based ebay shop with a good selection of Forties-inspired shoe styles

Fever Designs - Wide range of Forties & Fifties reproduction women's clothing

Fishbone Vintage - Online shop at Etsy specialising in vintage clothing and accessories

Freddies of Pinewood - Forties & (mainly) Fifties reproduction clothing

Gas Mask Case - DIY project to make your own gas mask case

Ginger Megs - Vintage Forties women's clothing

Gin Poodle - Excellent Etsy online shop for authentic crocheted snoods

Glamour Daze - Online fashion and beauty archive

Heyday Vintage Style - UK supplier of reproduction Forties female civilian clothing

Land Girl 1980 - Forties-dedicated website with links to other sites of interest

Modcloth - US supplier with good range of reproduction Forties-style shoes

Morello's - UK supplier of 1940/1950 period men's and women's clothing

Our Boudoir - UK Etsy shop offering a very wide selection of 1930s & 1940s period jewellery. See also

Puttin' On The Ritz - UK fashion house offering bespoke authentic reproduction 1930/1940s period clothing (mainly women's)

Revamp Vintage - US retailer offering Twenties, Thirties, Forties & Fifties reproduction women's clothing

Revival-Retro - Authentic reproductions of 1920s, 1930s & 1940s clothing, shoes and bags

Revival Vintage - Original 1940s clothing, shoes and bags, etc

Rocket Originals - Forties & Fifties reproduction knitwear, shoes & bags

So Diva - Good source for seamed hosiery and period lingerie

Village Hats - Excellent selection of Newsboy caps for men

Vintage Kitty - Nice selection of 1940s jewellery

Viva La Rosa - Forties & Fifties reproduction women's clothing. See also their ebay shop

Vivien of Holloway - Forties & Fifties reproduction women's clothing


Miscellaneous Military & Civilian Links

US Armed Forces Medals - Good guide to US decorations & awards, including their issue regulations and order of precedence

100th Bomb Group - Dedicated to the USAAF's heroic 100th Bomb Group based at Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, as part of the 8th Air Force - Good guide to WW2 US & British Army uniforms and equipment

1940s UK Radio - Excellent online radio station dedicated to broadcasting music and documentaries of WW2

Friends of the 40s - Portal website for everything 1940s

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - One of the UK's best WW2 aviation museums located at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

Northern Forties - 1940s Re-enactment Group mainly based around the Midlands and North of England

RAF Uniforms & Insignia - Excellent source of information relating to RAF uniforms & insignia from 1918 to 1960s

WW2 Connection - Probably the single most comprehensive online directory for WW2 websites


1940's Event Calendar Links

1940s Events

1940's UK Events

1940s World Events

Friends of the Forties

Rod's 1940s' Events Calendar