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RRPG RAF Dump Dig 20/10/2013

Article about: Nice cover from a Mosquito. But which part? S 98 1045 6J You can see that it has been fitted and then removed, repainted and re-stenciled.

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    Default RRPG RAF Dump Dig 20/10/2013

    First off some pics of what my wife (I'm going to pick up any old thing) found.......

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    Close up of panel.
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    Mosquito access panel.

    And now stuff I found.
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    H2S radar component.
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    Jay?

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    there on extreme relic hunters on facebook I wont be posting any finds on here anymore mate

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    Third visit this year saw a lot of foliage to battle through but the pond was dry so I ran the MD over it. Nothing of interest unless you like rusty bikes! Strategy this time was to run an MD search over the general area on high discrimination to try and pinpoint areas of likely find concentration. Turned up a few interesting bits in the odd corners of the site that haven't been searched before. Lots of finds in the vinegar at the moment and in boxes on Mrs Salzburg's patio awaiting further attention! To start with:

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    de Havilland DH.103 Hornet

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    No.848 Nose Fuze Bases

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    No.860 Nose Fuze Cover

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    Rolls Royce Merlin Exhaust Stub Gaskets

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    Carburetor Screen

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    Electrical Connectors, 10H/414 etc

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    More electrical bits & connectors

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    Part of Radar Oscillator Unit, 10VB/70

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    Mysterious bit of airframe, FB21712

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    Some sort of lid? 4D = Workshop Equipment - Workshop, Ground, Air Compression
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    Nice bit of original paint

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    Lots of these but no markings on them

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    Personal items

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    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    You may already be aware, but regarding the "Mysterious bit of airframe, FB21712", "FB" was the manufacturing code for the Bristol Aircraft Co. Any Beau's based there??

    Regards, Ned.
    '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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    I had that down as Bristol too but no Squadron-based Bristol Aircraft were here.

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Ha! Elaine found a bottom of an 860!

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    Martin,

    Some excellent finds there! Looks like you've been busy cleaning! What did you use to bring the finds up so nicely as I think I'm currently missing a trick or 2?!?

    Thanks

    Jon

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    Quote by FJR6 View Post
    Martin,

    Some excellent finds there! Looks like you've been busy cleaning! What did you use to bring the finds up so nicely as I think I'm currently missing a trick or 2?!?

    Thanks

    Jon
    Anything aluminium or painted I use a selection of nylon, soft brass and wire brushes from Draper in just plain water. Iron can go in vinegar for as long as it takes. Brass can go in vinegar for a while but the acid can turn it coppery if you're not careful. I find the thicker the brass, the more resistant it is to the coppery effect for some reason. Don't put zinc-based alloy like the 10H/414 connectors in vinegar, or any acid (or alkali for that matter), unless you want to have a just a grey sludge left by morning! Plain water and the brushes for those.

    I hope this helps and hurry up with pictures of your Field Telephone and Exhaust Stub!

    Regards

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Thanks Martin, I will try those out when I get the chance.

    Thefield phone is done, I just need to get the pics up and the exhaust stub will be ready when I get back from my travels in Dec!

    Thanks

    Jon

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