Hi Guys, looking at Bill's thread earlier which showed a box of .45 ammo. So I thought I would share this one with you from my collection.
I was doing a WW2 military display at a local museum some years ago. I got chatting to another exhibitor who was there with a display of model warships. The following day he returned and gave me this box of .45 Colt ammo. He was a retired Police Officer who used to shoot pistol until the pistol ownership ban here in the UK. He was originally given the box of ammo by an old Police college many years previous. This Officer was in WW2 a bodyguard to his Royal Highness King George VI & Queen Elizabeth. He was issued with an M1911 .45 Colt Auto. This was a box of ammo he was issued with at Balmoral, one of the Royal estates. It is dated 1940. Due to the pistol ban, he decided to shoot off the rounds rather than hand them in for destruction. He said they all shot perfectly.