The standard whistle issued to flyers for attracting attention. Non maker marked but clearly marked to the left hand side of the whistle ‘AM’ over crown ‘23/230’. Virtually all of the nickel plating missing, with its ring for attaching the chain.
25 War Office maps covering the allied advance from the D-Day landings in Normandy to Berlin. Formerly the property of an officer of the 79th Armoured Division. Photo lithographed at the War Office on waterproof paper. The maps original printed 1943, these are further additions.
An undated officer quality slouch hat worn by an officer in the 2nd Middlesex. The leather sweatband is complete although slightly loose. Maker marked ‘Dunn & Co’ with the name ‘J.Champion’ applied to the leather band. Evidence of wear use. The chinstrap is complete but split in the middle. To the folded side a very nice machine embroidered white on red Middlesex pagri flash with a brass number ‘2’ to the centre. The hat’s Neweys patent male/female closure working correctly. No moth.
An interesting theatre made combat knife having a 21cm length double edge fighting blade in good condition. Homemade brass cross guard with a grey aluminium hilt with raw aluminium domed pommel. Contained in a highly interesting scabbard, which is construced of webbing over wood with a thick metal throat, cut exactly for this form of double edge blade with a very nicely constructed brown leather belt loop. Brown leather frog with its correct belt attachment and hilt loop.
The combat knife known amongst collectors as the Chindit knife with its 19cm Bowie style blade, which does have some good original colour but also some black spotting. Oval nickel cross guard, chunky wood grip held with three rivets to the blade tang, in its original leather scabbard with its correct belt loop, the loop holding the hilt of the dagger to the scabbard has broken away from the main body however the section of leather is loose to the brass stud.
A rare example of the 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife constructed with all nickel fittings, straight cross guard, full length blade with having the Wilkinson Fighting Knife and Wilkinson Sword etched logos to both sides of the blade. The blade is good in its original profile and length, good nickel finish to the engine turned grip, in its correct 1st pattern nickel lower chape scabbard with both belt loops and its leather frog and belt loop.
A well used 1st pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife with full length blade, which is toned overall. Faint traces of its FS and Wilkinson Sword etched logos to both sides. Standard S shaped 1st pattern cross guard with some plating lifting from the cross guard. The nickel colour to the engine turned grip has faded with the brass colour showing through. Fitted into its correct pattern nickel chaped lower scabbard mount with both leg mounting tabs present, the upper part of the scabbard present with the slightly later elastic hilt retaining strap broken away.
An example of the RAF emergency whistle, marked ‘AM’ over crown ‘23/230’, to the opposite side marked ‘293/14/L1795’ with its full length attachment chain.
A very attractive American issue service watch, standard 12 hour dial, measuring 30mm. Profuse markings to the reverse side ‘Type A11’ specification number, individual serial number, manufacturers part number, ordnance number with the manufacturer’s name of ‘Waltham’. In the very attractive military style leather strap, which has a cover to the watch, which is held to the main body of the strapping arrangement by a press stud system, which is fully functional. The watch does not appear to be functioning at the time of this description, possibly needs service or attention. A very attractive finishing touch to an American aviation mannequin.
Standard naval officers visor cap, dark blue wool body, bullion wire American naval officers badge, gilded lace front chinstrap with high quality American eagle gilded side buttons. ‘San Francisco’ maker to the interior. Non size stamped, possibly size 56 metric.
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