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My xmas gift from uncles loft!

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    Hey everyone, A long time ago my uncle gave me his National service battledress blouse and beret which I have had on display for a while here:

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    Just before Christmas he then said that the trousers must be in the attic somewhere and said that I could go up have have a look.

    I found one suitcase that had the following goodies which I have been very kindly given:

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    I also found this:
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    when I questioned why the grammar school cadet patch, he said that he " had then been an officer of the cadets during the 60's and had forgotten completely!! so there must be another case up there with that uniform too!!"

    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Very nice pieces, its the first time in my life that i see a collection stored in a toilet

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    Well at least the gas mask will come in handy

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    Great score from the family...may you treasure it always, thanks for showing!
    cheers, Glenn

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    I take it you spend a lot of time in the loo.---lol.

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    I always like items like this that cost nothing in terms of money but have great value to the owner.

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    Many thanks everyone for your comments!
    heres a couple more bits from my uncles service.
    he's second from left on the bottom row.

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by FrankBooth View Post
    I always like items like this that cost nothing in terms of money but have great value to the owner.
    yes indeed, probably not worth much to us collectors, but I will never sell it!!!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    p.s. im a little suspicious about the tin lid, and my uncle cant ever remember being issued one....
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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