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
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.
Here we have a trio of old RAF station light switches. Brown Bakelite switch cover supported by a ceramic body stamped with the good old AM and crown logo. One day if I ever own a house I’ll hook these switches up.
These came courtesy of David Farnsworth at The historic flying clothing company. Visit http://www.historicflyingclothing.com/latest-items_pg_904 to view all his fine wares.
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.
Here is a Dearborn Co made WW2 chair that I purchased from a farmer chap out at Charleroi. In ace condition barring a few knocks and scrapes. US stamp for US government issue. I am selling it on ebay to make some space. Check out the link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121366684472?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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.
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.