At the risk of ruffling a few feathers or being accused of preaching to some of the converted here... Since re-registering on VLJ last year I have followed some very interesting threads where repro's are discussed in the minutest detail to the enth degree. Excellent. I have looked at some of the many photos of original and accurate reproduction military flight jackets often photographed against very nice scenic backgrounds. Sometimes it reminds me of a fashion parade. But next time you don one of these reproduction garments remember to spare a thought... What about? The accuracy of the workmanship? Materials? Best way to capture the colour and grain? No. Just spare a thought every now and again for all those who endured hours in awful conditions and constant danger, sometimes fighting for their lives while wearing the original clobber. Remember the many many thousands who received life changing injuries, never made it back, those that were killed either as a result of accident or in combat. And those who waited back at base - or at home. Please remember them. All of them.