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Shooting Stars Uniforms

UK Police 1950s - modern,  

   Traffic, Paramedic,Fire Officer, British Army, New York Police, Riot, Hospital.

London Office:  

0044 (0)7730 5781177


UK Police,   Paramedic, Prison, Military, Security, Legal, Medical,

London, UK, W3 7DE

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8964 3555 


UK Police, Fire, Ambulance, Sports,  Traffic  Wardens, Postmen,  UK  and  US  Military,  Marines.

In house tailoring dept.

Contact Chris

0044 (0) 7811 504079


UK Police,

Medical   and  Fire.

Birmingham, Manchester and London.

0044 (0)121 288 0855  

         0044 (0)7745 188022

Alpha Bravo

UK Police, Armed Response, Riot.

Manchester, UK, M40 5BJ

 0044 (0)161 205 2096


Stocks all  UK up to date police uniforms.

Based in the

North West / Midlands,

0044 (0)1977 616655

0044 (0)7855 741455


Large stock of items for military, police and security including eyewear, belts, boots, head and neckwear.

Collectables page of authentic

antique accessories.

London store, E1 4PS

0044 (0)20 7790 0900

Vintage Years

Period Military  uniforms including Regency,

Aviation, US Naval,

German Military.

Leicester, UK LE4 5PT

0044 (0)116 266 2823

Squadron HQ

    Built from the stock of Laurence Corner.  A wide range  of original uniforms and accessories from

around the world.

Postal Hire Service available.

London, NW1 8PB

0044 (0)20 7485 2442

The History Bunker

WW I  and  WW II  

reproduction  German,

Soviet, Japanese, British

and US uniforms.

Also Medieval Knights Templar.

Leeds, UK, LS12 6ER

0044 (0)113 220 5881 

               0044 (0)7765 498339

Larger Than Life Stagewear

Small   collection   of   authentic   military uniforms from

Napoleonic to Modern Day.

Bromley, London, BR1 3RB

  0044 (0)20 8466 9010  

0044 (0)7802 717714

Military Uniform Hire

Collection of period Army, Navy, RAF and G.I uniforms including dress

and ceremonial uniforms.

Reading, UK, RG1 1DN

0044 (0)118 9504421

       0044 (0)7816 674294

The Haslemere Wardrobe

Vintage uniforms to buy and rent including UK and Canadian army and dress uniforms. Also WAAF, nurses and red cross uniforms.

Surrey, GU27 1DQ

Phone: 0044 (0)20 3290 6422

Khaki Devil

WWI and WWII British

reproduction uniforms and equipment from an extremely knowledable team.

0044 (0)1473 712723

0044 (0)7889 289821

  for hire  in the 

               United Kingdom

for hire in the United Kingdom

Period Military

British, U.S, German, Japanese, Soviet

United Kingdom  - To buy

Military Accessories &  Kit

United KingdoM - to buy  

Healthcare, Hospitality, Business Leisure ,Workwear and Catering


Extensive range of medical, catering and beauty uniforms.

Bristol, BS35 2NT

0044 (0)333 600 1111


Chef and catering including aprons, head and footwear.

Store in London, W1D 6AG

Online Ordering

0044 (0)1372 377904

History in the Making

Extensive catagories of uniforms from Ancient Greek Warriors, Crusades, English and American Civil War

and Ecclesiastical.

Make to hire department.

Hampshire, PO7 7UG

0044 (0)23 9225 3175

Flame Torbay Costume Hire

One of the biggest military costumiers in the UK.

Torquay, TQ1 3AW

 0044 (0)1803 211 930


Golding Surplus

Army surplus outlet uncluding Uniforms, Footwear,Headgear, kit and dog tags

0044 (0)1227 787899

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