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"Queens Review" - Willesden ARP Journal. "Queens Review" June 1941 edition - A monthly journal designed to interest and amuse the personnel and friends of ARP in the Queens district of Willesden published under the auspices of the Queens ARP Social Club. 32 page booklet in very good sound condition. Stock no T1006
"The Home Front" - A Tuck Book. "The Home Front" By Hilde Marchant. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. Part of the wartime series with super colour illustrations. 30 page booklet in good condition for age with some rust bleed from staples. Stock no T1350
100 Group - Summary of Combats. January 1945. Rare and interesting booklet - Summary of Combats with Enemy Aircraft During the Month of January 1945 of the RAF 100 Group. 23 page booklet in good sound used condition giving details of operation during January 1945. Stock no 7257
1923 R.A.F Officers Mess Fish Knife Good early example of an R.A.F Officers mess fish knife, with clear stamped RAF wings and marked on reverse Walker & Hall, 1923, 21C 808. In un cleaned condition with some slight dents to handle. Stock no 7220
1936 RAF Hendon Air Display Programme. Programme for the RAF air display at Hendon on Saturday 27th June 1936. Approx 90 pages fully illustrated with details of the air display, articles and superb advertisements some in colour. In overall very good sound condition. Stock no 6491
1940 A.M Spanner Set. Small set of 3 spanners clearly A.M marked and dated 1940. Spanner size 2 - 4 - 6 B.A. In good condition with some surface rust. Stock no 6639
1940 Air Raid Warnings Note Book. Interesting note book complied during the Battle of Britain by Eileen Smith of 20 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex of the times of air raid warnings with some interesting notes - 9th Sept - dog fight overhead 2 planes brought down in the afternoon, - 27th Sept dog fights all morning. Entries for August and September 1940. The note book is in well used condition with one loose page and is clearly written in ink. Stock no 4652
1943 A.R.P Diary. A rare 1943 "Letts" A.R.P (Civil Defence) Diary, in well used condition (no entries) but still sound, cover has some slight damage to edges and the gold lettering has worn off front cover (see photo). The diary includes 68 pages of hints for the ARP warden. Stock no T1148
1944 Dated Aircrew Thermos Flask. 1944 dated Thermos flask used by aircrew to carry hot drinks / food on operations etc. In good condition, some wear to "directions" transfer to front (see photo), clearly stamped to base 1944 and broad arrow, glass liner in undamaged condition and retains its original cork stopper. Stock no 6539
A.R.P - Damper - Enamel Sign. Small enamel sign 15 x 11 cm, Ministry of Works "Damper" Controlling Air Supply - A.R.P. In good / excellent condition with just some slight damage around the screw fixing holes. Stock no 6170.
A.R.P - What To Do In Emergency. Air Raid Precautions - What To Do In Emergency - A Comprehensive Guide In Graphic Narrative. A large size 64 page illustrated booklet in good sound used condition with rust to staples. A interesting well produced with excellent photographs. Stock no T1034
A.R.P Badge - Nurses Overall Embroidered A.R.P badge for use on the ARP nursing overall. In good clean unused condition. Stock no T506.
A.R.P News - December 1939. A.R.P News - The National Journal Of Air Raid Precautions, Volume 2 - Number 7, December 1939. The magazine was published from June 1938, its purpose was to inform ARP wardens of methods of protection as well as news of the service. 30 page large format magazine style in good condition with some slight foxing. Stock no T1026
A.R.P Rescue Training Booklet. A.R.P Rescue Training booklet - September 1940. 20 page illustrated booklet dealing with all aspects of ARP rescue training. In good condition with some foxing. Stock no T1122
Adolf Galland Signed Letter. Letter dated 1983 on Adolf Galland personal headed note paper signed by him in ink "Capitanio" ( Galland would often sign personal letters Capitanio). Comes with colour photo from same period of Galland. Stock no 5768
Air Ministry Report On The Prototype Hawker F20/27 Secret Air Ministry interim report on the Hawker F20/27 prototype aircraft. The 13 page report dated February 1930 deals with all aspects of the aircraft includes specifications, performance and flying qualities. The F20/27 was the forerunner of the Hawker Fury. A rare and interesting report of the only prototype aircraft produced. In very good sound condition. Stock no 7223
Air Publication 1182A - Parachutes and Parachute Harness. Air Publication 1182A - Volume II, Part 2 - Parachutes and Parachute Harness Inspection Schedules, issued November 1946. Chapters covers - Pilots C.II, Observer Type C, Type X and Back Type. In cover clean sound condition with some slight foxing.
Air Raid Incident Report Card - Worthing. Interesting Air Raid Incident card (approx. 20 x 12 cm) dated 20th November 1943 for the Worthing area and details - at 20.55 hours on the 20th November 1943 a German auxiliary petrol tank fell into a passage way at Worthing.no damage was caused. The tank was taken to the police station. In good clean condition. Stock no T1457
Air Raid Precautions Sealing Tape. Small tin (appox 6cm dia) of Butterfly Brand specially prepared air raid precaution sealing tape, still sealed with its original contents. Used for sealing cracks and openings around windows and doors etc. In good condition with some slight rust bleed to the paper label.
Allotment & Garden Guide Jan - Dec 1945. A complete set for 1945 (12 editions) January to December of the Ministry of Agriculture booklet "Allotment & Garden Guide. Each edition has approx. 8 pages with illustrations and all are in good sound but used condition. Stock no 5793
Armament Publications Booklet. 66 page booklet issued by the Air Ministry June 1942 - Air Publication 2264A entitled Armament Publications, issued as a training guide it gives an insight into the publications issued and amended. In good sound used condition a useful reference guide. Stock no 7222
ARP & NFS News Monthly. October 1944 edition of the national civil defence journal ARP & NFS News Monthly, volume 7. No 5. 32 pages of news and articles plus adverts for equipment etc. In excellent condition with just some slight foxing. Stock no 6493
Careless Talk Costs Lives Poster. Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse, "You Never Know Who's Listening". Card poster with original string for hanging, measures approx. 20 x 32 cm. In very good condition with just a couple of stain marks (see photo). Stock no 6494
Churchill Ashtray Made By De Havilland Workers. Rare large Churchill ashtray (approx. 18 cm dia and 14 cm high) these were produced by workers at the De Havilland aircraft company reputedly made using surplus aluminium from the Mosquito fighter. In good used condition with some light scratching possible from cleaning, a rare and desirable large item of Churchilliana, a super display piece. Stock no 5830
Civil Defence Diploma - Driving. Civil Defence Diploma 1939 - 1945 issued by The Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents for the driver of a civil defence vehicle for having been free from accidents. Awarded to Stewart Goodwin who served with the National Fire Service No.30 Area "E" Division. Colourful A4 size certificate in good clean condition. Stock no T1231
De Havilland Sea Venom Control Column Grip. Control column grip from an De Havilland Sea Venom. In good used condition, with various part no / serial no stampings, switches in working order. A good example of a 50s jet grip. Stock no 7161
Detection And Reporting Of Unexploded Bombs And Shells. Notes On The Detection And Reporting Of Unexploded Bombs And Shells - 14 page pamphlet issued by the Ministry Of Home Security in 1940 and published by HMSO. In good condition, some rust staining around the staples and two additional small filing holes (see photos). Stock no 6920
Early R.A.F Officiers Mess Serving Fork. Nice quality early R.A.F officers mess serving fork (salad / meat) approx. 22cm long. In good used condition with some slight distortion to fork ends see photo, heavy quality item with R.A.F lettering to handle. Stock no 6872
Early RAF Air Gunners "Winged Bullet" Badge A good original scarce R.A.F air gunners "Winged Bullet" badge, issued between 1923 to 1939 before being replace by the AG brevet. Brass with three lug fixings to rear complete with backing plate. A excellent original used example of this scarce badge. Stock no 6641.
Essex Home Guard - Musketry Notes Essex Home Guard - Musketry Notes, small (7x11cm) leaflet printed by the Essex County Telegraph, Colchester. In unissued condition. Stock no 7112
Fighter Command Air Crew Europe Casualty Group. A rare casualty Fighter Command Air Crew Europe medal group to Mustang pilot Flying Officer Eric William Worswick Feldon of 268 Squadron who was killed on operations 7th March 1944 aged 20. The medals are in mint condition, and come with the original named box, award slip and condolence letter. At 13.35 hrs a pair of Mustangs took off from there base at RAF Sawbridgeworth comprising F/O Feldon in FD470 and F/O Ashford in FD486 on a photographic reconnaissance mission over France. They crossed the French Coast at Village du Nord at 2500ft. They noted and reported flooding around that area. Intense flak greeted them and the Mustang flown by Feldon was seen to be hit, and was last seen pulling up into the cloud and heading inland. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery. A rare fighter command group, comes with some research.
German Military Issue Town Maps Of England - North Midlands. 1941 / 1942 German military issue (For Service Use Only) map of towns in the North Midlands. A4 size folder containing 36 individual of maps of the following towns / cities Burnley, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, Lincoln and Grimsby appear to be missing. The maps are dated January 1942 and are in excellent condition, the folder printed Berlin 1941 is in sound condition with some wear / storage damage. A scarce and interesting item this is folder no 6 of 12 that would have been issued covering all of the UK. Stock no 6746
Group of Letters Air Raids / Blitz 1940 - 1944 A interesting collection of approx. 70 letter from Mrs E Braun, 58 Brewery Road, Caledonian, London N7 mainly to and from her son who was serving with Hospital Staff RAF Halton Bucks. They cover the period 1940 to 1944 the main batch being 1940. They make interesting reading giving a insight into the war years with many mentions of air raids. Stock no 6360.
Hawker Hunter Test Pilots Signed Photograph - Neville Duke etc A excellent Hawker Aircraft Copyright mounted photograph (approx. 21 x 15 cm) of a Hawker Hunter, the photograph has been signed in ink by Hawker test pilots - Bill Bedford, Neville Duke, Hugh Merewether, Duncan Simpson, Frank Murphy and Frank Bullen. The photo is in good condition has fixing hole to corners and Hawker stamp to reverse. The signatures are clear with some slight fading (see photo). Stock no 6899
Home Guard Notes - Road Blocks and Check Points. Notes for the Home Guard on Road Blocks and Check Points, small 12 page illustrated booklet issued 1941. In very well used condition with some damage to spine but still sound and readable of this scarce H.G notes. Stock no 6505
Home Guard Rhymes. Home Guard Rhymes by Lieut A.H Watkins, HG, The Home Guard in "di-verse" moods with sketches by Lt - Col J.C.T Willis R.E. 54 page card cover book published 1943 in good clean condition. Stock 6506
Horlicks Tablets Emergency Ration Tin Horlicks Tablets - Emergency 24 Hour Ration Tin (no contents) as supplied to the Air Ministry. In good overall used condition with some slight surface rusting. Approx 11x8x3cm. Stock no 6625
Jaeger Knitting Pattern - Essentials For The Forces. Jaeger - Hand-Knit - Essentials For The Forces, No 44 in the series. 20 page magazine style knitting pattern booklet in good but used condition some damage to front cover and spine. Well illustrated and displays well. Stock no 5098.
John Woods P.O.W Cigarettes Box. Unusual cigarette box (no contents) issued by John Wood & Son ltd for H.M Forces and Prisoners Of War. Printed on the inside of the box - John Wood And Son Ltd will be pleased to forward these cigarettes duty free as follows 200 for 6/6 post free to British POW, 200 for 6/6 plus postage 9d to H.M Forces Overseas. Box is in very good clean sound condition. Rare item. Stock no 6464
Land At War - British Farming 1939 - 1944. "Land at War" The Official Story of British Farming 1939 - 1944. Prepared by the Ministry Of Information and published by H.M.S.O. 94 page illustrated booklet in good clean condition, the front cover is partial detached at staples otherwise good.
Laughs With The Home Guard. Laughs with the Home Guard by S. Evelyn Thomas, published by George G. Harrap &Co Ltd. 48 page illustrated booklet in the laughs with series of books. In fairly well used but sound condition cover a bit grubby. Stock no 6525
Leicester Blitz Souvenir - Booklet. Leicester Blitz Souvenir booklet with over 50 official photographs, 48 page fully illustrated hardcover book published circa 1946 in excellent clean condition.
Luftwaffe Rollschein - Licence to Taxi Aircraft. Interesting and scarce "Rollschein" gives permission to taxi aircraft on the airfield. Issued 17th January 1945 to Feldwebel Hans Rummler, of 8./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke" giving permission for him to taxi FW190 and He111 aircraft. Pass is in good used condition with uniform photograph and all official stamps and signatures. Rummler was awarded Frontflugspange fur Kampfflieger in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Stock no 7079
Medal Group to Flight Lieutenant A.Scott, R.A.F.V.R. Group of six medals mounted as worn with corresponding miniatures to Flt. Lt. A.Scott R.A.F.V.R. consisting of his 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and named Air Efficiency Adward, G.VI.R. All medal are in very good condition. Interesting group in need of further research. Stock no 6719.
Middlesex Home Guard Group. Small group of items to Percy Owen Murray who served between December 1941 and December 1944 with the 29th Middlesex Battalion Home Guard. His H.G service certificate, a large ( approx. 30x24cm some slight damage to edges) platoon photograph - No 9 Platoon "C" Company, 29th Middlesex Battalion Home Guard August 27th 1944, plus 2 postcard size group uniform photograph. Stock no 6762
Military Training Pamphlet No 45 - Bomb Reconnaissance. Military Training Pamphlet No 45, 1942 with amendments (no3) entitled Bomb Reconnaissance and Protection Against Unexploded Bombs. Small size 36 page booklet in good to excellent condition. Stock no 7036
N.F.S Button - Sealed Pattern. Small National Fire Service button sealed pattern, chief inspectorate of clothing card dated 6th November 1943 and described as Button N.F.S resin small vertical shank, wax seal to reverse. In good condition with small damage to edge of card. Stock no T456
National Fire Service Identity Disc. National Fire Service Identity Disc issued to 951131 E. Lawrenson for area 31 Brighton. Produced in the standard pressed fibre board with embossed personal details. Stock no T453
National Fire Service Shoulder Title. Single National Fire Service shoulder title, dark blue cloth with red embroidered lettering. In good used condition. Stock no T1822.
National Savings War Savings Record Card Interesting National Savings weekly record card issued to and completed by the Women's Guild Congregational Church, Beer, Dorset. Single leaflet (approx. 27x17cm) in good condition clearly written and completed for 1944. Stock no 6766 Stock no 6766
Navigator Log - 37 squadron - Tobruk Interesting operational navigators log sheet (Form 441) for a raid on Tobruk by Wellington DV 649 of B. Flight, 37 Squadron R.A.F on the 18th September 1942. Completed in pencil the log is in used condition with some damage to edges. Stock no 5457
Observer Brevet and Medal Ribbons Ex 95 Squadron. Observer half brevet and medals ribbons cut from jacket ex 95 Squadron Warrant Officer A.S Leigh 1541436. In good condition with slight staining / wear to brevet. Includes photograph of Leigh. Stock no 5705
Picture Post 1942. October 31st 1942 edition of "Picture Post" with Air Vice-Marshal Keith Rodney Park C.B, M.C, D.F.C front cover. In good sound condition with small patch of damage to front cover see photo. Stock no T261
Prisoner Of War Letter - RAF - 61 Squadron. Prisoner Of War postcard from Sgt R.Beard to his parents in Swansea dated 22/10/44. He was a member of the crew of Lancaster R5737 of 61 Squadron, the aircraft took off from Syerston on night of 29 July 1942. The Lancaster crashed at Vrizy, France Sgt Beard was the only survivor and was taken prisoner. The rest of the crew are buried at the nearby cemetery. The postcard is in good condition and clearly written in pencil. Stock no 7120
R.A.A.F Pilots Wings. Super pair of wartime R.A.A.F padded pilots wings sewn to a metal backing plate, this would originally had a pin fixing which has come detached over the years. They are of excellent used quality and have slight discolouration from use. Stock no 6887
R.A.F 1936 Pattern Flying Boots. A good pair of size 8 RAF 1936 Pattern flying boots, leather is in good supple condition, fur lining is sound with only some slight moulting and wear mainly in the heel area. The boots have been re-heeled but soles would appear to be original. Clear A.M markings. These are a good sound used pair of these hard to find Battle of Britain pattern boots. Stock no 5739
R.A.F Aircrew Battledress Trousers. Large size R.A.F aircrew war service dress trousers, these blue/grey serge wool trousers are in good condition with only a couple of very small moth damage areas, good clear label - size no 13, height 5' 11" to 6' 0" - waist 34" - seat 39" to 40" - leg 32 1/2". Dated 1944. A good wearable pair of wartime trousers. Stock no 6410
R.A.F B-Type Flying Helmet Very good used example R.A.F B-Type flying helmet, leather is sound and supple and retains most of its original finish / colour. Bennett buckle and zips are all in working order, rubber cushions are fitted to ear pieces. The chamois lining is good and sound with some slight staining due to wear, one small hole on the ear cushion. The rear neck flap has period press studs fitted. The makers label has been removed but faint remains of the AM stamps can been seen. A really nice used example. Stock no 7225
R.A.F Malcolm Clubs Side Cap. Rare R.A.F Malcolm Clubs side cap, similar in design and material to a RAF Officers side cap with a super quality bullion RAF Malcolm Clubs badge to one side. Cap has some very slight moth damage with Mayfair tailors label. Malcolm Clubs were opened in 1943 and were places were aircrew could relax they were located at many RAF Stations. Stock no 6916
R.A.F Medal Group - B.E.M, Campaign and Long Service. A court mounted medal group to 571758 Sergeant George Clifford Morgan Royal Air Force, consists British Empire Medal, 39/45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Long Service & Good Conduct. BEM and LSGC both clearly named and all in good condition. BEM awarded 1st January 1958. Stock no 6441
R.A.F Medal Group - GSM & LSGC. R.A.F Medal pair to J3517817 CHF TECH F.DUTY R.A.F. General Service Medal with Radfan and South Arabia clasps and Long service and Good Conduct medal. Both are in good condition, clearly named and with original issue boxes. Stock no 7155
R.A.F Officer Mess Sugar Shaker. Very nice good quality R.A.F officers mess sugar shaker in good used condition with RAF crest to body and maker marked to base Walker and Hall Sheffield. Nice display item. Stock no wyc
R.A.F Pigeon Service Message Book. Rare wartime R.A.F Pigeon Service Message Book (R.A.F Pigeon Book Form 1628). Dated 11/1942. Inside front cover of book are full instruction - The leaves are so arranged that three copies are made of each message, two birds should be released with each massage each carrying one copy, the possibility of a bird falling into enemy hands should be considered - etc. The book is in excellent used condition. Stock no 7221
R.A.F Regiment Shoulder Titles. A excellent pair of mint unissued wartime printed R.A.F Regiment shoulder titles. Stock no 6888
R.A.F Regognition Model - Botha. Wartime R.A.F recognition model of the Blackburn Botha four seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber which saw service between 1939 - 1944. The 1/72 scale model produced in bakelite is in very good condition with just a few chips to the wing edges which does not distract from the overall condition. A scarce model. Stock no 7224
R.A.F Type A Pattern Flying Helmet. A very rare example of this inter war Type A ( 22C/13) flying helmet. Used mainly in the 1920s but remained on the RAF inventory until 1942. The helmet is cork based with a light khaki cloth covering. The interior retains its leather sweatband, the cloth chamois lined straps have fixings to take gosport tubes. The helmet is in sound well used uncleaned condition and retains a good shape. The helmet is a little grubby in as found condition may be able to clean if required. This very rare helmet although not in mint condition displays well. Stock no 6922
R.F.C First Pattern Flying Goggles Royal Flying Corps first pattern flying goggles official issue in 1914 and replace by the goggle mask a year later. These official issue goggles were used mainly by other ranks as apposed to private purchase types. One piece rubber frame with clear lenses and simple elastic strap. In very good condition for age. Stock no 7252
R.F.C Pilots Photograph. An excellent portrait photograph of a un-named Royal Flying Corps pilot (approx. 15 x 20 cm photograph). The photograph shows excellent insignia detail. The period mounted portrait is in excellent condition for age. Stock no 6757.
RAF 1941 Pattern Flying Gauntlets. Good used pair of R.A.F 1941 pattern flying gauntlets named and issued to 1605755 E. Maggs. Zips in good working order, leather still supple and sound,leather to palms show signs of being well used, may be improved by cleaning. Clear A.M stamps, size 9/10. A good pair of sound issued honest gloves. Stock no 6164.
RAF Mustard Spoon 1939. Unusual item of RAF tableware, small mustard spoon dated 1939 with AM mark and stores reference number 21c/541. In good used condition measures approx. 9cm. Stock no 6455.
RAF Pilot Log Book Grouping - 357 Special Ops Squadron. Two pilot log books covering the period September 1942 to February 1946, dog tags and medals to Flt Lt 55085 Derek Powell who served with 357 Special Ops Squadron, both logs have been professionally bound (Vol 1 has some damage to spine but does not effect the log) and are clearly written with all the correct signatures. His medals are all in excellent condition - 1939 - 1945 Star - The Burma Star - Defence and War medals. His original war time dog tags and crucifix and chain are all in good used condition. Flight Lieutenant Powell began training in England in 1942, then was sent to Canada under the Empire Training Plan. Upon his graduation he became a multi engine instructor and remained in Canada until late in the war. He was sent to 5 OTU in January 1945, converting to B-25 Mitchell bombers and eventually B-24 Liberators. He was assessed "high average" as a bomber pilot and joined 357 Squadron in June 1945. 357 Squadron in the Far East was the equivalent of 138 and 161 Squadrons in Europe, a special operations squadron which operated behind Japanese lines, dropping supplies and picking up / dropping agents etc. He flew mostly Liberators from July 1st until the end of the war and then after the Japanese surrender he flew supply / communications until November 1945 when the squadron was disbanded. I can supply if required 2 large folders of research which include copies of the ORB for ops Powell carried out these are free of charge but postage would be extra due to the weight. A excellent and interesting group. Stock no 6208
RAF Reconnaissance Photographs. Six R.A.F aerial reconnaissance photographs (approx. 17 x 21 cm) includes Hamburg, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Bordeaux and St Peters Port. Good clear detailed photographs all on A.M paper. Stock no wyc.
Raphael Tuck Humorous Post Card - RAF. Tucks post card "Oilette" series no9 "We must hand it to the R.A.F". 1943 dated in good used condition with some slight staining. Retains good colour. Stock no 6267
Reichsluftschutzbund (National Air-Defence League) Ausweis. A Reichsluftschutzbund (National Air Defence League) identity card issued to Hans Haupt. Dated 26th March 1941 this gives him official responsibility for a building in Koblenz. In good used condition with official stamps. Stock no T586
Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) Armband. Excellent quality 2nd pattern Reichsluftschutzbund (Civil Defence - National Air Defence League) armband, sky blue material with embroidered 2nd pattern badge with large swastika to centre. In good condition with some slight staining, marked to reverse "Bevo - Wuppertal". Stock no T349
Royal Air Force - Flying Training Manual - Part 1 - Landplanes. R.A.F Flying Training Manual - Part 1 - Landplanes, Air Publication 129, April 1941. In good clean sound condition numerous pages and illustration including fold out sections. Stock no 7070
Royal Flying Corps - Technical Notes. Technical Notes - Royal Flying Corps published 1916 by HMSO. 42 page hardback manual with 38 foldout plates, contents include wireless, flight and stability, magneto and engines etc. In good used condition with some slight damage to plate edges, however still very sound and readable for its age. Stock no 5831
Royal Flying Corps Mk.V Aircraft Watch. Nice example of a Royal Flying Corps Mk V Aircraft Watch circa 1916. Nice clear British military markings to back case being the war department arrow and letter "A" (Aviation). The matt black watch dial is marked "30 Hour, Non Luminous, Mark V, and B.D 3478. These watches were mounted to the aircraft instrument panel by a variety of methods. The watch is in excellent clean working order and keeps good time. (no warranty implied) Stock no 6915
Royal Flying Corps Shoulder Title. A single original Royal Flying Corps embroidered shoulder title, in good used condition with some slight damage to edges shows signs of being removed from uniform, slight discolouring to oatmeal embroidered R.F.C retains most of its original backing, a good used original example. Stock no 5205
Royal Observer Corps Medal Group Royal Observer Corps and Defence medal issued to Chief Observer L.A Yarrow. Medals are in very good condition the observer medal is clearly named and is mounted as worn. Stock no 7062
Shelley A.T.S Ashtray. A scarce A.T.S ashtray made by "Shelley England" part of there wartime series, in good condition with no damage and retains good colour, maker marked to base.
Tankard - Officers Mess Cranwell Small tankard (approx. 9cm) engraved to front "Officers Mess Cranwell". Clearly maker marked to base - John Perry Nottingham - EPNS "Unity AT Plate". Nice quality item in un-cleaned condition. Stock no 7084
Target Germany 8th USAAF first Year O ver Europe. "Target Germany" The U.S Army Air Forces official story of the VIII bomber commands first year over Europe. (British edition) published 1944 by the H.M.S.O. 120 page card cover booklet in good clean condition, front cover partly detached from the staples otherwise a good example. Stock No 4607
The 15th USAAF Over Italy. The 15th USAAF Over Italy - published 1947 by the AAF Publications Company. A pictorial history approx. 72 pages card cover in good condition for its age, some foxing and rust bleed from staples, Stock no 51317
The Complete First Aid Outfit Book and A.R.P The complete first aid outfit book and ARP published by Odhams Press Ltd London. 128 pages which details first aid and what to do in an air raid, unusually the first aid kit inside the front cover is original and complete, also comes with its original delivery box. In very good condition with some foxing to pages, however difficult to find in this complete condition. Stock no T282
The Croxley Services Wallet. Wartime services stationery set - "The Croxley Services Wallet, Specially Constructed For Active Service Condition" In overall good condition the writing pad and envelopes have some foxing. A nice wartime item of personal equipment and display item. Stock no 6768
The Midnight Watch Broadsheet. The Midnight Watch - Broadsheet of Britains fire guard and civil defence workers, February 1944 edition (no19). Large single double sided sheet in good sound condition with some browning of the paper. These do not usually survive in this good condition due to wartime paper quality restrictions. Stock no T1245
Three Aerial Dropped Propaganda Leaflets. Three wartime aerial dropped propaganda leaflets - L'Amerique en Guerre No54 dated 23rd June 1943 dropped by the USAAF - ref USF46. Revue de la Presse Libre No26 ref F102 and No 42 ref F156 these were dropped by the RAF. All in good condition for age. Stock no wyc
U.S Army Air Force Stationery Set. U.S Army Air Force Stationery Set, card folder measures approx. 20 x 28 cm containing 10 sheet of writing paper headed with a illustration of a P38 Lighting. Over the years we have had many types of stationery sets but this is the first time we have seen this nicely illustrated variety. In good sound used condition with some slight staining. Stock no 6197
Upper Thames Patrol Cap Badge. Good original example of the scarce Upper Thames Patrol cap badge. The badge is in good used condition has some slight distortion and the slider has been shortened. Stock No 6631
USAAF Flak Goggles Wartime U.S.A.A.F anti flak goggles in what would appear unissued condition. Retains good paint finish with just a couple of minor marks, elastic straps are in good condition. A good pair of these hard to find goggles. Stock no 7059
USAAF Type A10 Oxygen Mask Instructions Handbook 16 page leaflet dated February 5th 1943 entitled Handbook Of Instructions With Parts Catalog for the USAAF type A-10 converted oxygen mask. In good used condition has been folded with just some rust bleed from staple in top left hand corner. Stock no 4696
W.V.S Civil Defence Car Badge. Rare W.V.S Civil Defence car badge, unusually made from a plastic material which has some slight distortion a scarce W.V.S item in good used condition.
Wartime Wartime money box "Save Your Pennies" in excellent condition for its age, typical wartime two tone colour scheme used to save on raw materials. Approx 8cm in height and diameter. Stock no 6591
Wartime "Glitto" Kitchen Cleaner. An unopened wartime packet of "Glitto" household cleaner, in excellent condition for its age with some very slight damage to cardboard carton and small amount of surface rust to metal base. Clearly marked at top - Save this canister for waste paper collection. Stock no 6550
Wartime Fire Prevention Poster. Wartime fire prevention poster entitled "Lost To Britain - money enough to build 2000 Fighter planes. In excellent condition retains good colour and measures approx. 37 x 24 cm. Stock no T1402
Wartime R.A.F Box Camera. Wartime RAF aircrew issue box camera. Card case with carrying strap and Air Ministry stamp to lid. Warwick No 2 camera, both items in good used condition. Stock no 7219
Wartime R.A.F Civilian Identity Card. 1943 issue R.A.F identity card for civilians employed by the Air Ministry or the Ministry of Aircraft Production at R.A.F stations and establishments. Issued to Douglas Warren on the 28/7/43 for use at RAF Sutton on Hull. Card in good used condition . Stock no 7117.
Wartime R.A.F Ground Gunner Badge. R.A.F Ground Gunner Badge, dark blue oval patch with two large embroidered "G"s above laurel sprigs. Stock No 6482
Wartime R.A.F Shirt Collar Stud Escape Compass. A good condition WW2 R.A.F aircrew shirt collar stud escape compass. A compass disguised within the collar stud which the glass would have been painted white to appear as a normal stud, worn on the neck fixing of a RAF aircrew collar less shirt. In good working order with some wear to stud plated finish. Stock no 6897
Womens Land Army Playing Cards A rare complete pack of The Womens Land Army Benevolent Fund playing cards, in good sound well used condition, the box has some damage (see photo).