Can you hear me? Over! ……

Here are a couple of telephone receiver head boxes for the receivers that were popped in many an RAF flying helmet. Amazing how such a mundane piece of history has survived. Attention to detail even on such a tiny box is lovely. These were purchased from David Farnsworth at the Historic flying clothing company. Check his items out at



Time to put my feet up.

Here is a chair I purchased from a sale at RAF Lyneham after it’s closure a couple of years ago or so. I have 3 stickback chairs. These are made by e gomme and were made in 1940 as can be seen by the stamp underneath. In the top right corner of the pic can be seen the AM logo stamp too. I love these chairs. Probably one of the nicest things in my collection. Who knows what bums might have sat on theses. Lyneham during ww2 was a maintenance unit and was home to flying units 511 and 246 squadrons with liberators and Albermables primarily used in a transport role.

Anyway time for a brew.




Time for Tea my dear!

After a hard days doing nothing other than a wander to the old oak for lunch there’s nothing better than feet up with a brew.

Here is yet another folding chair dated 1940 and with original manufacture brass I’d plate. Also a pre 1941 RAF mug produced by Soho pottery ltd with RAF monogram to outer body.







Bombs Away chaps, target dead ahead!

Here is an old target map used by RAF aircrew in the war.34 x 48cm.

April 1942 dated. R.A.F. Target Map No.6 (d) (vi) 95, Railway Marshalling Yard, Stettin, Germany. Scale 1 :63.360. Intelligence map of the marshalling yards at Settin. Marked with concentric rings around the centre of the target, each ring being 1 mile apart. Marked in chinagraph pencil to top left corner ‘Dummies’ and with 4 red circles. Also marked with map coordinates.

Lovely old piece that I’m going to frame and pop on my wall.





Edward Barnsley tastic!!!

Voila! Here is a chair I found on gumtree. An Air Ministry stamped chair designed by Edward Barnsley.

With shaped arms and scratch reeding backs and slats and with drop-in seats, designed by Edward Barnsley for the coronation of Edward VIII, 1936. The design remained in production for Government offices and Ministries.