Had another successful trip to 'my' airfield although, I have to say, I am getting less finds now simply because I have covered most of the base.
I am going to have to find somewhere new to search soon !
I found a lovely plane cast in lead.......by the aircrew ?
And i also found another German button but this one has a fantastic stamp on the back !
I also have put together a little video of me digging stuff up. I'll post a link once it finishes uploading.
Here we go. Firstly before any cleaning.........
And now after cleaning and disposal of bits of crap......
Firstly some bits and bobs. A jar of Shavello cream lather, a couple of jam pot lids, a cap off a bottle (but not sure of what.....name on the cap is 'Scrubbs'), and a Hot tap handle.
A couple of pieces I can't identify. The round brass thing looks like the back off a button. The other item has a hole at the narrower threaded end and you can just make out on the other end, a small ball bearing that can be pushed in......it then springs back in to block the hole.
And a perfume 'puffer' along with some tent rings.
A few spent bullets, .45cal and .303
Now the best two finds....
Firstly a lead plane that looks 'home-made'. It is almost certainly a Blenheim, but I could be wrong ! Did one of the RAF aircrew make it ? It would be damn cool if I could confirm they did !
Now for this little beauty.
Now normally I wouldn't get too excited about a button.
But then again it is German.
And look at the stamp on the back !! Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!
Now for the cartridges.
.50calibre first. Both unfired. One was complete before I dug it up but I put my spade through it
I moved to a different area on the airfield after a while as I was getting hardly any detections where was. I wasn't having much luck in the new location either until I got a detection near a tree. I dug up a 9mm cartridge, re-detected the hole, dug a bit more, got another one, re-detected the hole, still getting lots of 'beeps', dug a bit more.............
And so on and so on for about 45 minutes all told ! This is what I found in the 'big hole'.
Six .38 calibre S & W cartridges
Fifty nine 9mm cartdiges
And twenty one .45 calibre cartridges
I really love the plane and the Kriegsmarine button.....a couple of my best finds from this site.
My next post will be following my visit to the WW2 gunnery range in a couple of weeks time