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  1. The chap did also say that there was a long stop...

    The chap did also say that there was a long stop for refuelling on the way back from Kenya. I forget where he said it was but it was hot and he wasn't allowed off the aircraft and it was very...
  2. Thread: Air theives

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    CINDERS, if you lived in the UK right now you may...

    CINDERS, if you lived in the UK right now you may well have struggled to get the police to visit you, to investigate the crime, depending on what other investigations/commitments the police were...
  3. I did state exactly that to the chap himself but...

    I did state exactly that to the chap himself but he was adamant that it was a Hermes aircraft and not a Hastings. I have stated what the chap said, not that he necessarily remembered correctly.
  4. A chap that I use to work with, sadly no longer...

    A chap that I use to work with, sadly no longer with us, served in Kenya during part of his National service. Interestingly he told me that although he had to do National Service he volunteered to...
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    Canadian Pattern 51 Web Gear

    Any thoughts on the Canadian Pattern 51 webbing anyone, please? I can't say that, I've seen or noticed it much on the UK surplus market.

    Canadian pattern 51 web gear - YouTube
  6. I would have thought that you could have...

    I would have thought that you could have purchased some of the canvas strapping "new" from a place that supplies furniture restorers or vintage car trim restorers or a similar place. I wouldn't have...
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    According to the vendor, in his reply to me, he...

    According to the vendor, in his reply to me, he was "dealing before I was born". How he can know this, since I don't publicly advertise my age online, I do not know, unless of course, he is also a...
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    I thought that there was/is, in the UK, an...

    I thought that there was/is, in the UK, an offence of not helping a policeman/woman, if asked to do so? Is there a retired policeman who can confirm this for us, please?
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    "RARE" British Army Water Bottle

    Is anyone here able to enlighten the collecting community about what is rare with this British army green enamelled water bottle, please? It is currently for sale on a well known internet auction...
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    One would of thought that the person filming the...

    One would of thought that the person filming the incident would have immediately put his phone down and gone over to offer assistance to the police officer.
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    I believe that I've mentioned before on here, one...

    I believe that I've mentioned before on here, one Goring's Mercedes limousine convertibles that made a "tour" of the UK in the 1950's for fundraising purposes. It was on display, for a time, at the...
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    Heydrich's car

    Top Nazi Leaders Car - Amazing Barn Find - YouTube
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    Any ideas on the wood, anyone? Rosewood? I bet...

    Any ideas on the wood, anyone? Rosewood? I bet that it was expensive when new.
  14. I knew that this had been discussed here before:...

    I knew that this had been discussed here before: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=60641&page=2


    A couple of years ago at an event a trader had a box of Enfield style slings for sale on...
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    If anyone finds out any further background...

    If anyone finds out any further background information to this medal please post here as I'm sure we would all be interested.
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    I use to know a chap, long since no longer with...

    I use to know a chap, long since no longer with us, who served the whole of WW2 with Bomber Command, flying in aircraft such as Wellington bombers and amazingly survived the war. When he left the RAF...
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    Sometimes it helps to give an indication of where...

    Sometimes it helps to give an indication of where you sourced the item as to whether or not it maybe genuine. For example if it was sourced on a well known internet auction site from a trader in...
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    You say it was an "Estate Sale", so most of the...

    You say it was an "Estate Sale", so most of the "punters" were probably not bayonet collector's/experts/enthusiast. Most of the "punters" were most likely general antique/curio/2nd hand goods traders...
  19. Thread: Amazing!

    by Flying10uk
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    Sometimes you have to wonder about the quality...

    Sometimes you have to wonder about the quality and or intelligence of some of the staff that some courier and shipping companies/organisations use, at times.
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    Is everyone agreed that Lawrence has read this...

    Is everyone agreed that Lawrence has read this part correctly? Any ideas on the RL, anyone, please?
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    Welcome to the Forum. It always helps to post...

    Welcome to the Forum.

    It always helps to post a picture or two as it helps people understand what you are talking about.

    Here it would appear to the casual observer that you have procured...
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    For me if I go and use the public computer in my...

    For me if I go and use the public computer in my local library I can access the Ancestry website for free. However I do not believe this to be nationwide across the UK (?) and is obviously going to...
  23. Thread: Amazing!

    by Flying10uk
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    Amazing!

    I recently purchased a job-lot of over 30 US military cloth badges on a well known internet auction site. What I hadn't bargained for when I purchased them is for them to be sent in somewhat...
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    I expect that the original sight was replaced...

    I expect that the original sight was replaced with with whatever was available at the time.

    The thing to remember about the UK during WW2 is that almost everything was either not available at all...
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    If any of his service records still exist you...

    If any of his service records still exist you should be able to access them via the Ancestry website but you would likely have to pay a fee. If his service records still exist in theory they should...
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