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Todays Finds

Article about: Went out for an hour and a half this evening 1: 2 bits of shrapnel 2: Some good .303's 3: Flare cartridges 4: massive flare cartridge 5: Unkown item 6: Unkpown item reverse 7 Rassper Jam, an

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    Hi John,

    The cartridge base you have is a 1 1/2" J Mk IV T illuminating cartridge. The bases were 'milled' for easy night time recognition like this:
    Milled all round = Red.

    1/2 Milled Circumference = White.

    1/4 Milled Circumference = Yellow.

    Unmilled Circumference = Green.

    Hope this helps,

    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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    Thank you

    Going back today

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    love to know what pic 5 is found a lot of these on my local airbase now.Are they for fuel? I know it sounds crazy but found most near the bomb dump area thought they were from bombs myself??

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    They could well be the transport nuts off aerial bombs. However, I think they are more likely to be off drop tanks but not Bowater ones......I have 7 of the bowater drop tank filler caps and they don't look at all like this.

    Steve T

    PS SEE !! I told you Big Ned would know

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    Nice finds.
    With you finding the starter cartridges I guess you must have moved over onto the airfield where the aircraft were rather than the camping area where you got all the coins. Keep up the good work.

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