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WW2 airfield barracks - Latest visit - more great finds !

Article about: Hi all Well after the excitement of my last visit I had high hopes of finding more German gear. I was dead chuffed with the finds on the day and not only DID find more German stuff, but also

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    the two small disks may be tool tags to keep track of tools so as they dont get left in the aircraft, we use the same system today in the aircraft maintance industry
    regards mad_ideas

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    Brother Tobias
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    A wild punt on the bent ha'penny. It was common for erks in quiet moments to fashion tiny aircraft models...spitfires and hurricanes...out of coins, as sweetheart brooches , fund-raisers, or whatever. The first step was to anneal the coin and fold it in half. The edge of the fold was then clamped in a vice and the sides of the coin folded out, so the wings/tailplane could be filed away. This could have been a first stage...

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    Brother tobias

    Welcome to the forum!

    Many thanks for your post. I find that very interesting as I find numerous bits of deliberatly cut and shaped cartridges on this site as well, along with a small lead Blenheim, obviously made by one of the RAF chaps

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Ste, as you know I recently found also Blank .303's..... why would they have blanks around? What were they used for? Training?
    (this isnt a silly question folks, im trying to learn about ordnance) lol

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    Hi Dan, blanks were used for training and grenade launching.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    <-----points to Ade's post and nods his head.



    Steve T

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