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Serving a Nation at War - John Laing & Son.
1946 1st ed. ' Serving a Nation at War - A review of the building and civil engineering work of John Laing & Son Ltd '. Large format 375mm x 240mm, packed with illustrations showing the important work by the well known construction company during the War. Shows and some plans from projects such as the construction of the underground HQ of Bomber Command at High Wycombe to it's involvement in the fabrication of substantial parts of the Mulberry Harbour. Also includes chapters on aerodromes, ordnance ( including the ROF at Sellafield ) and aircraft factories as well as more usual civil engineering projects such as power stations, light industry and coal. Good, used condition with some marking to boards. Interesting study of a neglected area of wartime history.
Large and heavy item.

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Aeronautical Inspection Directorate Lapel Badge.
Formed during WW1 the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate was established to provide detailed inspection of all materials, the manufacturing process to which they were subjected, and the assembly of various parts into component units and of the erection of the aircraft, engines etc on behalf of the Air Board. During WW2 the AID grew exponentially taking on the inspection of all aspects of aviation from construction to repair on behalf of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. This small ( 15mm ) gilt and enamel, pin back lapel badge was worn by members of the AID staff. Manufacturer marked ' Roden ' to the reverse, in good used condition with some light marking.

Code: 11081Price: 25.00 GBP


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Child's Shrapnel Collection.
An attractive example of the fruits of a popular children's wartime pastime, a shrapnel collection. Contained in a grubby tin, the collection consists of fuze fragments, aircraft alloy and perspex, ' cooked off ' German 7.92mm case, a section of parachute mine shroud line, numerous AA shell fragments, one with it's original paint and bomb casing and short strips of window or duppel.

Code: 11080Price:


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Post Warden (London) /Superintendent's Insignia Grouping.
Grouping of official issue gold on blue insignia for a Post Warden (London) / Superintendent . Two ' Warden ' shoulder titles, two rank chevrons and a CD breast badge. All items with clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic and in good condition.

Code: 11079Price: 40.00 GBP


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Wartime 2156 (Brierley Hill) Squadron ATC Title.
Embroidered Air Training Corps shoulder title for 2156 (Brierley Hill) Squadron. This is a wartime economy example that were supplied without squadron numbers that were subsequently embroidered on issue to the relevant unit. Although faded to the obverse, the different colours of embroidery are evident to the reverse.In good used condition.

Code: 11078Price:


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Book of Wartime Recipes - Brown & Polson.
' Book of Wartime Recipes for Cornflour and Custard Powder ' compiled by the manufacturer's of the cornflour etc., Brown & Polson. 35pg booklet full of recipe suggestions with rationing and economy in mind. Good, used condition with some light marking.

Code: 11077Price:


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MTC cap badge.
Bronze, pinback capbadge for the Mechanised Transport Corps. Initially formed as the MTTC in 1939 to ' train officers for various women's organisations and render any aid '. This aid was largely centred on driving and this uniformed, voluntary Corps set about aiding the various civil defence services. Following service in France the Corps was renamed the MTC in 1940. Badge in good, used condition with rubbing to highlights. Manufacture marked ' J.R.Gaunt ' to the reverse.

Code: 11076Price: 36.00 GBP


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Wartime Mending Wool.
A card of ' Chadwick's ' mending wool. Card marked ' war - time card ' . N.O.S. with complete contents, card a little creased with some marking.
POSTFREE within UK

Code: 11075Price:


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Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester.
Red, embroidered, Home Guard shoulder title. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manchester Home Guard. The area covered by Greater Manchester was divided into zones with each zone taking a different colour shoulder title. This example in good, issued condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.

Code: 11074Price: 16.00 GBP


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' Stay Where You Are ' Leaflet.
Double-sided leaflet issued by the Ministry of Information on behalf of the War Office and Ministry of Home Security entitled ' Stay Where You Are '. Based on experience of the German invasion of Europe this leaflet was designed to keep people at home to avoid the confusion and chaos created by refugees from the fighting. In staying at home ' you will be fighting Britain's battle as bravely as a soldier ' . Good, used condition, with various crease etc.,has been folded.
POSTFREE within UK

Code: 11073Price: 10.50 GBP

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