Well.............I've been at it again ! This time I returned to the airfield itself and not the barracks.
To begin with the day started slowly and I switched locations on a number of occasions until, I struck WW2 relic GOLD !
I have put together a short video of me digging some of the items up. Go take a look !
YouTube - WW2 Relic hunting on English WW2 airbase
So here we go with the pictures.
Firstly before any cleaning......
And then after cleaning......... (which took longer than actually digging them up !)
First of all a squashed 20mm cartridge 'tip' and an unidentified item, which looks like it has come off a razor of a set of hair clippers.
Now a buckle off British battle dress, part of a lock, and a switch that really is too small to be a standard light switch. Could it be off an aircraft ?
Here are some buttons, a spent 45cal bullet, a base nut off a British grenade (why on EARTH was this on an airfield ?) and an unidentified item that 'feels' like it's missing a piece.
The remains of a wing mirror ?
A strange item that I haven't got a clue what it is but was found at the same depth as all other items...
Now these items are totally GORGEOUS ! Tea ration tins in an unbelievable condition !
Two bomb kidney plates. Both dated 1953 but both wonderful examples. Both found within 2 feet of each other.
A 50cal and a 303 cartridge.
A 50cal bullet and the tips from two 50cal cartridges, cut off the main cartridge .
And now on to the bonanza ! This pile of 20mm and 50cal cartridges were all found in ONE hole.
A closer look at the 50cal's............
......Some of which had headstamps of a type I have never seen before in 50cal cartridges. Both are made by the Remington Arms Company but they don't follow the usual nomenclature of 50cal headstamps (i.e. 1-2 letters denoting the manufacturer, 1-2 numbers denoting the year).
And now the 20mm cartridge cases. A close up of the headstamps is shown on the right of the photo.
Not a bad haul for a 4 hour visit !
Hope you like them