Hurrah, finally an Air Ministry item from close to home. This gorgeous chair popped up on eBay recently and being from nearby to me in Thornton Clevelys, I simply had to have it. The chair is in original condition with its original dark finish and is still very sturdy. There is some wear and tear but what can one expect from a chair produced in 1939 and presumably flung around an RAF base most of its life. It may have even come from a local station such as Squires gate, Weeton or Kirkham.
Stamped in the usual manor underneath with the AM and crown and also the makers name D Haines and date 1939. A lovely chair indeed. Originally given the stores reference 21B/108 this makes the pattern of chair one of the earliest in the RAF inventory.
I picked it up from the amazing Anita at ‘The Emporium’ on George’s lane in Cleveleys. Go check them out. Well worth a visit.