Nice finds Brataccus, Im working in Forres these days and will be walking the old RAF /pow camps as well as the beach defences when the nights draw out, May well bump into you one evening.
All the best
Incase anyones interested the heavy smaller metal piece someone has ID'ed for me, its a bracket from a frazer nash gun turret from a bomber aircraft, they reckon probably from a wellington
The piece of elbowed tube marked S.F.B.51501/3 looks like it could be a cylinder head inlet for a Bristol engine. SFB stands for Straker Feddon Butler, and Messrs. Feddon and Butler designed some of the early Bristol engines. This could be off a Pegasus or Hercules aero engine which were used on a wide variety of aircraft including the Vickers Wellington,Supermarine Walrus,Short Sunderland and Stirling,Fairy Swordfish and Handley Page Hampdens and Halifaxes plus many other types. I have seen the same type of fitting on the engines of the Wellington currently under restoration at RAF Cosford.
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well the place just gets better and better, a great big black metallic object has been washed up just out of reach of me snagging it. Same place the aircraft pieces were picked up. Will need to photograph it before it gets washed away again
If its coming out of the sea, you may want to try to preserve it, stuff like this turns to chalk in a matter or weeks if not treated propery.
Couple of months in a freash water then coated in penitrating oil or polima should help it out.
I'm a bit late coming across this thread. Ref your post no.17 VABL is a Vickers, Blackpool, stamp. Looks like you've got another Wellington part. If you look very closely at the strengthening ribs on the big black bit you should find some stamps because every component is marked. If there's a number starting 285 it's Wellington.
was back again today at the same place and found some interesting pieces, I think a bakelite? nose cone from something military(?) a strange piece I got lots of pics of with a rectangle slot, same build style as the other big wellington piece I found but what it this component? its a bit squashed and inside it has traces of green paint or material. Dying to know what it is, and a 1940 dated boot, pilots boot?? or soldier or civ? says "John White" as companys name under the date
also a big anchor mostly buried within the stones, I am going to be digging that out eventually.
need to find some binos because out at sea inline with where I find these parts theres a GIGANTIC cylinder metallic thing and im dying to know what it is. A fishing boat was having a look at it and the tide was out so more stuff is revealed.
I've replied on the other forum you frequent but for the benefit of this forum, the tube thing with the rectangular hole is the bit that the elevator fits to and then fits inside the stabalizer on a Wellington.
Anyone know what a part number like this may be from? 6 (in a circle) YS6-75-?56 (then a space) 2A and then BGA 444 (In a circle). This is marked on a stainless tube in electro pencil.