Unusual Vintage W/|\ Marked British ? WW2 Canvas+Leather Studded Boots.

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    Gulf91
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    Unusual Vintage W/| Marked British ? WW2 Canvas+Leather Studded Boots.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 24, 2015 4:53 am

    Any ideas please?

    There are some markings on both tongues but not clear enough to make out.

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    Re: Unusual Vintage W/|\ Marked British ? WW2 Canvas+Leather Studded Boots.

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:14 pm

    Markings are not Canadian - possibly Australian?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:54 pm

    They are apparently WW2 British Air Ministry(RAF) Aircrew,Brogue,Waders-used by crews on sea planes like Sunderlands etc.

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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:35 pm

    Ah yes, now I can see the faded Air Ministry marking.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:59 pm

    Hobnails in an aircraft? Wow, I'd never have guessed. To me that seems rather dangerous for the crew and unkind to the light alloys/woods that make up such aircraft at the time.

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    Re: Unusual Vintage W/|\ Marked British ? WW2 Canvas+Leather Studded Boots.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:37 am

    They are bizarre to say the least but thats the explanation I have had on various other forums. Wouldnt have thought that they would be very if at all waterproof either?

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