I know this thread is WWII focussed but the requirement for these items of course did not cease in 1945.

Here is another item I fished out of my "Pandoras Box" which I managed to snag whilst I was quartered on a RAF base and working nearby in an extra-regimental posting (what was I doing? That's not relevant )

This map is printed on silk as usual and is based on 1944 mapping printed in 1952 with magnetic variation (magnetic declination) overprinted in 1953.

It is double sided and the area covered leaves little to realise that amongst the only people who would have been issued this were "V Force" which included the fabulous Avro Vulcan. The blokes who knew that if they were deployed for real it was a one way flight and that they would have to fend for themselves if they survived beyond the target

The legend at the bottom includes the appropriate languages of the area covered.

It gives me the creeps just looking at this piece of a history that was nearly the end of our history.

If anybody wants better pics just ask as these were taken in very poor light.

Regards

Mark

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