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Donations to the collection - Airbase dump

Article about: HI all Thought I'd share some items that have been very kindly given to me by a metal detectorist who has little interest in WW2 items. These bits were all recovered from an RAF base dump, a

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    Default Donations to the collection - Airbase dump

    HI all

    Thought I'd share some items that have been very kindly given to me by a metal detectorist who has little interest in WW2 items. These bits were all recovered from an RAF base dump, although I think the 2 inch mortar fins probably came from somewhere else and just found their way into the bag of stuff !

    Some nice bits and a great addition to my war room.

    There are some good people out there !!

    Before cleaning......

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    .....and after

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    First up the 2 inch mortar fins. Can't think why they would be in an RAF dump so assume the guy found them somewhere else and sent them to me with the dump stuff

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    Fins nicely marked and dated on two of them.

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    An almost complete RAF plate and a complete but fire damaged NAAFI cup. First complete one in my collection

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    This razor still has the blade in it !

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    A anti-gas ointment tube and a 3 inch (no. 152) mortar fuze cap. An odd find for an RAF dump so maybe that came with the 2 inch fins ?

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    Now the bits that most certainly came from an RAF dump.

    AM stamped parts. This one has the prefix 10B, Radio (Wireless and Radar) Aerial and Mast Equipment and Insulators.

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    Six AM stamped bits here.

    5C - Aircraft Electrical Switches, Switchboxes, Relays and Accessory Items
    5D - Aircraft Armament Electrical Stores
    9 - Bomb and Torpedo Sights
    10F - Radio (Wireless and Radar) Starters and Switch Gear

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    And lastly the 3 nicest pieces. An AM marked and dated spoon, and two NAAFI stamped forks All great additions to my collection.

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    Many many thanks to the kind gentleman who donated these bits. A great guy !

    Steve T

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    Lovely cutlery and AM bits Steve

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    Steve
    Thats another good selection there, well done. I like that AM spoon it looks like it has the owners Dog Tag number stamped to the front. Might be possible to trace it?
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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