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War Saving poster (approx. 51 x 38 cm) reference number W.F.P 355 issued by the National Savings Committee entitled Going "Great Guns" For Victory.
The original poster retains good colour with just some slight damage to edges.
Lend To Defend the Right To be Free - Buy Defence Bonds poster (approx. 51 x 38 cm) issued by The National Savings Committee Ref VFP 4.
Original poster retains good colour, has been folded.
A.R.P News - National Journal of Air - Raid Precautions Volume 2 Number 5 October 1939.
30 page magazine style publication with black and white photographs and illustrations. Good clean condition with some rust bleed from staples.
Mobile VAD Royal Navy Hospital nurses cape which has been decorated by its owner D.H Cousins during the war with shoulder titles, formation signs, cap badges, buttons and cap tallies. The cape has owners name label to top, and is in good overall condition.
It was a common practice during the war for nurses to decorate their capes with badges etc from service men they treated as a souvenir.
Also for sale as a separate item (Item 50268) we have Cousins Red Cross Mobile VAD service jacket.
A good early wartime dated (1939) Glengarry and 1st pattern battledress serge jacket to 3168241 Pte A.F McTaggart 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
9x14 cm portrait photograph of McTaggart showing him wearing the jacket and glengarry, photo named and dated on back - 3168241 Pte A.F McTaggart 1st Batl KOSB. 3rd November 1940. Both the jacket and glengarry has his soldiers service number stamped inside (these are quite faint but readable due to age and wear).
Jacket is of the early pattern and retains the original KOSB brass shoulder titles, The jacket is in well used condition with a few small (treated) moth and wear damage, some field repairs and is a little grubby. Marked / stamped to inner edge, size 7, broad arrow, 39. Service number to lower waist band. Overall a good untouched been there jacket.
Glengarry is in similar condition to jacket well used and untouched original condition with service wear, broad arrow and 39 stamped with service number. Retains both tails and original cap badge.
Wartime British Red Cross, Mobile VAD nurses jacket named to D.H Cousins (we also have for sale as a separate item her decorated nurses cape). The jacket is in fairly well used but sound condition with all its original insignia. Owners name label to lining. The jacket retains its original Red Cross London brass shoulder title, Royal Naval Hospital and Mobile VAD and BRC sleeve cloth badges.
Hitchin Urban District Council - Air Raid Precautions - Air Raid Wardens Card. Issued to Mr Maylin, dated - For Duration of War, with photograph to back page. In good condition with just age wear.
RAF log book to LAC Bowerbank covers the period 1943 to 1946. He trained as a wireless operator qualified September 1942 before being transferred to a Drogue Operator serving mainly in the Middle East at RAF Gianaclis Egypt. The log is in good used sound condition with numerous entries, all correct signatures and is clearly written with some added interesting comments - a/c written off on landing, missed runway on landing, shoot up of billets after take off, fuel cap loose on take off fuel in rear cockpit !!. Main aircraft flown in Defiant, Maryland, Blenheim. Baltimore.
A well completed log comes with flying clothing card and small photograph of 1094422 W. Bowerbank.
Practical Rescue Training - A Handbook for Wardens and other Civil Defence Personnel by E.C Claxton. Published 1943 by Pitman & Sons. 128 pages card cover booklet with illustrations. In good sound used condition with some staining to front cover.
Original wartime poster (approx. 38 x 26 cm) issued by public information, for national salvage office, Ottawa - entitled Save Waste Bones - they make glue for aircraft and are used for explosives. Poster retains good colour, has some old damage to from display but this does not distract from an attractive poster.
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