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WW2 Combined Operations formation signs. A PAIR of unused printed examples, still joined together. Red eagle, Tommy Gun and anchor printed on canvas ' tombstone ', as issued facing pair. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. Obtained with a number of other family items and his FS fighting knife (sold)
Code: 8055Price: 90.00 GBP
US Smatchet.US manufactured version of the Smatchet, a fearsome weapon that was recommended as much for it's psychological effect as it's sturdy construction. Produced both in Britain and the US and issued to special forces, SOE and OSS alike. The US versions are distinct from British productions by their squared wooden grips, the use of two cutler's rivets to secure the pommel and the two rivets to the grips. Contained in the distinctive wood and leather covered scabbard. This example in good, used condition with a slightly altered blade profile at the point and a missing snap fastener to the scabbard retainer. Light rubbing to profile and highpoints of scabbard.
Code: 8054Price: 845.00 GBP
WW1 230-H.P. Galloway B.H.P. Aero Engine Manual.1917 dated manual for the 230-H.P. Galloway B.H.P. Aero Engine. Beardmore-Halford-Pullinger (BHP) were aircraft engines used in production between 1916 and 1918.The engines were used on many notable aircraft, such as the Airco DH.4, DH.9, DH.10, de Havilland DH.15 and Avro 529 aircraft. 37pgs illustrated throughout with diagrams, sketches and black and white photos including fold out plate. Good, used condition, stamp to front cover indicating ownership by an RFC repair depot. Uncommon.
Code: 8053Price: 60.00 GBP
Wehrmacht Propagandakompanie Officer's Shoulder Boards.Matching pair of officer's shoulder boards for the rank of leutnant in the service of the Wehrmacht Propagandakompanie. Sew-in type with dove grey waffenfarbe. In excellent, clean condition.
Code: 8052Price: 75.00 GBP
WW1 Saxon Grenadiers Officer's Picklehaube PlateTwo-piece gilt and white metal Saxon Grenadiers Officer's picklehaube plate. Marked with an ' O ' to the reverse indicating manufacture by G.H.Osang of Dresden with the star retaining much of it's fire gilt finish. White metal centre piece has two bruises but otherwise an attractive example.
Code: 8051Price: 95.00 GBP
SOE/Special Forces Switch No.4 igniter.Switch No.4 ( Type 6 Pull Switch ). Widely used igniter by both SOE and Special forces employing a simple striker mechanism triggered by pulling on the rear loop. Switch has swivelling mounting bracket which enables it to be used with a tripwire and would be used in conjunction with a screw in spring snout to receive safety fuze. Good, clean condition, strippable.
Code: 8050Price: 40.00 GBP
Royal Berkshire Officer's cord boss cap badge.Royal Berkshire Officer's cord boss cap badge with 2 mounting wires to reverse. Bronze centre on red backing (commemorating the battle of Brandywine Creek, American War of Independence.) with dragon surmounting ' Royal Berks '. Circlet states ' Ps.Charlotte of Wales's '. Good, clean condition.
Code: 8049Price: 55.00 GBP
WW1 Aerial flechette.Example of a WW1 aerial flechette believed to be German in origin. In good, used condition with some patinated corrosion.
No.75., A.T. MkI Hawkins Grenade.No.75,A.T.Mk.I Hawkins Grenade. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily as an anti-tank mine this particular example would appear to have been manufactured in 1942. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. This example was previously part of an EOD library and carries their ownership number to base. Good, solid condition.
All-In Fighting - Capt.W.E.Fairbairn.1st 1942 edition of Fairbairn's seminal work 'All in Fighting' complete with the uncommonly found d/w .the book contains instructions on the use of the FS knife, Smatchet and various hand to hand combat moves from the ' back break ' to the Japanese Strangle '. This edition in excellent, used condition, some marking, foxing and minor tears to d/w.
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