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RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

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    Got my terminology wrong by the way. Arming FORK.


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    Mossie,

    The little figure-eight shaped thing at the bottom of your first photo is a safety plate out of the top of a No.28-30 Pistol.

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    Here are some of Whitehunters finds. I am posting the pictures for him because he is being a bit of a spaz and can't work out how to do it on his iPad. Bloody kids !!!!

    WH collected quite a few bits of marked crockery....

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    Along with a nice AM marked junction box

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    A toothbrush

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    And a No 848 base.

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    He found a lot more than this but technology is getting the best of him at the minute.

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    Initial clean of the Brass firing pin and two stainless ones,And as Steve likes the sectioned 848,I thought I would give it a little attention.

    After a soak and then some heat,It came apart nice and easy,Gentle clean and a bit of oil has transformed it nicely.
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    That is just awesome Great bit of preservation there mossie

    And the brass 28 firing pin is very unusual

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Nice I've got a few of those brackets. Will clean them up and check. Have you got a decent pic of the solenoid in place ? Can only find diagrams so far........
    Here's a link to three carriers in place with Fuzing Units fitted to the front and rear of each:

    http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviati...ckleMounts.jpg

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    Here are some of my finds from what was a fantastic dig. Many thanks to Steve for getting permission to dig and organising it.

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    Bomb release mechanism, a couple of bomb arming wires and a piece of .50cal ammo track (thanks Andy for the ammo track)

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    Merlin exhaust stub gaskets

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    Plastic coated calendar

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    Assorted airframe pieces

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    More airframe pieces

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    No.28 bomb arming pistols (middle one is a No.30)

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    No.848 fuze parts and a sectioned No.15 fuze plug(?)

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    British 4lb incendiary bomb part, 20mm link and a flare cartridge base

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    Bakelite radio parts (note 'Lockheed' on No.3)

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    Electrical connections, some Air Ministry marked

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    Lighting parts; Airfield light glass and bulb (thanks Paul for the bulb), piece of Glim light and Lucas bulb blackout cover
    What's the thing on the left?

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    Gasket (why the small cog in the middle?) and other pieces

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    Domestic items; what's Melanyl?

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    Brilliant day and looking forward to the next visit!
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Domestic items; what's Melanyl?

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    Its marking ink

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    The Lockheed cap numbered by you '3' in the Bakelite radio parts photo is actually a seal from a brake master cylinder. They are sold as kits made by Lockheed to refurbish leaking brake cylinders.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Nice bits Salzberg - the perforated steel items in pic 4 are from a bomb rack. You have a few mossie parts in there too - a rubber shock absorber from the undercarriage and the bit with the 98 prefix.

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