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    Is it the "R L" that denotes Woolwich Arsenal or...

    Is it the "R L" that denotes Woolwich Arsenal or something else?
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    The Lucas MAXLITE

    Among the things that I inherited from my father were several versions of the UK wartime headlamp mask, for air raid black-out purposes. Looking through the various designs the example pictured below...
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    Is the flat blade completely broken or can it be salvaged by grinding the end off flat?
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    How is one of these classed in the UK, i.e. as an...

    How is one of these classed in the UK, i.e. as an air rifle that any adult, over the age of 18 can buy, or is it classed as a "realistic imitation firearm" with the associated restrictions on who can...
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    The product that I normally use for chemical rust...

    The product that I normally use for chemical rust removal is phosphoric acid based. It does the job well but one has to follow the recommended safety precautions because it is an acid.
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    I saw that mixture being used to de-rust the...

    I saw that mixture being used to de-rust the inside of a motorcycle fuel tank on a TV program recently. They reckoned that it worked well.
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    Dutch M52 belt. Dutch Army M52 Webbing Belt ...

    Dutch M52 belt.
    Dutch Army M52 Webbing Belt BLT14 | Comrades
  8. In my collection of webbing Enfield slings I only...

    In my collection of webbing Enfield slings I only have one which is WW1 dated and this is marked on the brass end I believe. This sling was given to me by a UK dealer 25 or so years ago when buying...
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    The losses are sad but the lessons learnt at...

    The losses are sad but the lessons learnt at Dieppe may well have saved lives on D Day.
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    My assertion is that had we entered into...

    My assertion is that had we entered into negotiations with Germany, following the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, Hitler would have wanted something in return for any peace deal offered and the result...
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    A lot of knowledge was gained and many lessons...

    A lot of knowledge was gained and many lessons learned.
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    Could it be the attachment plate for a MK5 Sten,...

    Could it be the attachment plate for a MK5 Sten, to attach the wood stock to the receiver but with part of the metalwork (ferrule) missing?
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    Military medical staff also got bayoneted as well...

    Military medical staff also got bayoneted as well as a patient on the operating table. Have any remains of army nurses been found at Alexandra Hospital, Singapore?
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    It's been a long time since 1966 when England won...

    It's been a long time since 1966 when England won the World Cup against Germany. In 1966 when the World Cup tournament was still in "full swing" my mother went into labour, expecting my brother and...
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    I do know the difference between brass and...

    I do know the difference between brass and copper, thank-you, and I am aware of the hardness of brass and copper in relation/comparison to other metals. I have worked in the metal working industry...
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    This postcard photograph of mine is believed to...

    This postcard photograph of mine is believed to date in the time frame of the very late 1800's to the very early 1900's and so probably about 1900. Looking at your photograph, the uniform looks a...
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    For an "antique lantern" it doesn't appear to...

    For an "antique lantern" it doesn't appear to have many dings in it and knocks to it which would make me question whether it is actually a reproduction lamp as copper is a soft metal and dents...
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    I can't see anything recent online concerning...

    I can't see anything recent online concerning this story, except this thread.

    One can imagine the "reaction" that one may receive, from senior Burmese airforce officials, if one was to ask "if...
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    The go any where transport.

    The go any where transport.
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    But you are assuming that Hitler would have...

    But you are assuming that Hitler would have wanted nothing in return for a peace deal with Britain, after Dunkirk, in 1940. I do not believe that this would have been the case. Whatever sort of deal...
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    Post 4, I did state "at a later date", i.e. after...

    Post 4, I did state "at a later date", i.e. after a peace deal with Germany had been signed.

    The point that I was trying to imply and make was that I do not believe that Hitler would have offered...
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    The result for Britain may well have been...

    The result for Britain may well have been something like "Vichy France" and Germany may still have invaded at a later date when it was better prepared.
  23. Purchase Order Approval Management, possibly?

    Purchase Order Approval Management, possibly?
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    A in circle = Austin Motor Company, England.

    A in circle = Austin Motor Company, England.
  25. Thread: Guess What?

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    Steady as you go...... A plumber that I know once...

    Steady as you go...... A plumber that I know once told me, years ago, that he use to get fairly regular emergency call outs from a customer who "worked in finance" in the week but liked to have a...
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