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RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

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    Default RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Hi all

    My arms are absolutely killing me after all the digging today !!

    The members of the RRPG met up at the British Army dump today. Those present were;

    Steve T (+ son + son's best friend)
    Dangermouse
    Jayh
    Whitehunter
    LUCKYSTRIKE
    Davejb
    M3bobby (+ father)
    Ade Stevenson

    With 11 of us present, we had a good blast at the dump with many seriously good finds being made.

    Here are a couple of pictures of my finds, minus the contents of one bucket that we left on site ! DOH !

    I had some good finds, including a 1907 bayo, some nice Bren mags and a Vickers Muzzle booster (recoil booster). I had stopped digging at about 4pm and was just having a chat with Davejb and Ade for a while. I then decided to have one last dig so went to a spot that 381st Digger had been at on our first visit. I was pulling out Sten gun parts for a few minutes then a nice LE bolt appeared. Davejb swore at me for being so lucky and, 2 seconds later I apologised to Dave as I pulled 2 more bolts out the hole, along with a very nice No.1 barrel end piece. 15 minutes later I had amassed about 20 LE bolts and 4 really nice No.1 ends. Dave swore at me more. LOTS more. Dangermouse shouted at whitehunter that he 'said they should have dug there!!!'. I gave them all an LE bolt to stop them moaning

    Anyways, here's the first pictures of the days finds. There will be LOTS more to come !

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    Watch out for more pictures !

    Laters

    Steve T

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    This will be interesting
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    I am still cleaning out our bathroom! When I got home I saw my hair was brown and not grey anymore! We were filthy but it was a great day especially meeting everyone.

    I was surprised to find Aussie made items there: petrol tins with D/I\D (Dept of Defence) markings. I found the remains of a large Aussie tropical ration box which I would have killed for if mint. Some of the stenciled markings are visable. I also found the period glass jars and bottles interesting. Only when we got back to Steve's did we realise we had left a whole bag of finds on site. Opps!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Good old Steve, always telling me not to throw stuff away and he throws a hole bag away :P


    Dog Tag cleaned, If anybody could help me with this one please do
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    John

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Post more pictures already! I am dying to see it.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Hi John, the tag will be postwar issue, as wartime ones are pressed fibreboard. Plus the number is too high for WW2.

    The "CE" is his religion - Church of England.

    I only have listing for WW2 serial numbers sorry.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    HI Vegar, there were hundreds of these Besa 7.92mm tank MG ammo boxes on site, but I had the pleasure of digging this one for myself. It is still sealed up, but all we found contained leather strips. I will show more pics once it is cleaned up and opened.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Nice finds, Steve T/Whitehunter/Ade!
    Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    Great job!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Default Re: RRPG dig - British Army Dump - 10th September 2011

    besa boxes i'm in need of a few of those for my cromwell/centaur/churchill any chance you could dig a few up for me in exchange for a cabby in the cromwell or carrier next year

    cheers

    eddy

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