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 historicflyingclothing.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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