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New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

Article about: Nice finds. Lovely little brass item Steve T

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    the fork is the same as mine, i've also got one of those nivea tins as well

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    The Mosquito dig, and a couple of others, are on the recovery section of the Spitfire spares website here:
    SpitfireSpares.com - Model Aircraft
    None of the items recovered have or are offered for sale, the site owner just enjoys recording the events!

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    Thank you Ian for posting the link to a very interesting dig, I felt I was there viewing the pictures. Some nice relics were recovered to the memory of the crew. Thanks to Fighterace for originally saying about this.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Quote by fighterace View Post
    the chrome tool looks to have come from a navigators kit.
    Hi what part of a navigators kit do you think this came from?

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    I went back today for a few hours and found quite a bit, I'll post the cleaned finds soon. But whilst there I took a few as found pictures but not really enough, but it'll give you a idea.

    I was surprised to find three different types of relic airfield matting. Ive taken pictures but the Sommerfield mat type track was so twisted and the isometric mesh (like large chicken wire) was also a little misshappen.

    First is the Pierced Plank type steel track.

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    Next is Sommerfield, it was very tangled and twisted together.

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    This picture shows the isometric pattern wire similar to large chicken wire, its hard to make out so Ive marked it X and arrowed it.

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    This picture shows one of the steel angled picket pegs used to peg it to the ground.

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    This is my favourite type the Bar and Rod track.

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    An interesting oil filter, still very clogged. I have no idea what its off perhaps aero it's quite large. I didn't keep it.

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    A few more pictures will follow.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Nice pottery sherd

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    I like this its another aircraft (accumulator) battery box cover, it is very well marked on the inside with RAF etc etc but has not been cleaned yet. Could it be from a Spitfire? It looks very similar to pictures I've seen.

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    The final picture shows a completely sealed glass container full of its original contents. But what is it? The only way to get it out would be to break it. Its fist sized and would be easy to throw, but what ever it was I exercised extreme caution. Photographing it and then reburying it deep under ground inside a tin. Any ideas what it could contain? I noticed the jar had a patent reference embossed on it but was so faint I couldn't make it out in the poor light.

    I'll be posting pictures of my finds once they're cleaned.

    Thank you.

    LUCKYSTRIKE
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    Ive got a funny feeling this could be one of those glass portions that went into a sticky bomb and the acid is still inside, only a suggestion

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    Lucky i found a couple of little glass balls like that but mine were broken. I was told they were full of some sort of chemical that could clear fog. so when aircraft were expected back home and it had come down foggy these would be borken to clear it. Now i have never found out if this was true or not but it kind of made sense. Hopefully someone on hear will know for sure.
    Andy
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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    Next up is what I originally thought was a hand torch, but as you can see it has a braket on the side. So perhaps was used either as a mechanics head torch or an unusual style of bicycle lamp?

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    Think I spotted this lamp - see: WWII British Airborne BSA Folding Bike

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    Here's the last lot of finds from the weekend search, Im very pleased to discover that I had another aircraft dial


    An unidentified buckle and perhaps a pull clip, my hand for scale.

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    A very robust and heavy box clip?, its around 4 inches long.

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    LUCKYSTRIKE
    The buckle is from a RAF No1 Jacket Belt, still in use but made of plastic now.
    The heavy box clip is common to many boxs, I've seen them used on Small arms boxs but I'd imagine they would be used on Aircraft component boxs too.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=300481499828

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