Airspeed ARP Lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel lapel badge for members of ARP teams of Airspeed Ltd. Airspeed Ltd. was founded by Nevil Shute Norway (later to become a novelist as Nevil Shute) and designer Hessell Tiltman and became a subsidiary of de Havilland in 1940. Airspeed were to become famous for designing and building the Horsa glider.
Half moon lapel fitting to the reverse, numbered and manufacturer marked... read more
Air Raid Protection Brochure.
C1939/38 ' Air Raid Protection ' brochure issued by the Cement & Concrete Association extolling the virtues of air raid protection provided by various designs of shelters. 28pgs illustrated through out with photographs, sketches and diagrams with explanatory text calculating concrete thickness and the use of materials. Good, used condition with light marking and creasing to card covers. Scarce. read more
ARP Rescue Helmet.
Black painted, 1939 dated MkII helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies for use by members of a rescue party. Size 7, 1939 dated MkII liner by Briggs Motor Bodies. Hand painted ' R ' to front and back of helmet. Good, clean condition with various minor scratches and abrasions. read more
Fire Guard's Pocket Chart
Double-sided, fold out aide memoire for the Fire Guard. Covering all aspects of the Fire Guard's role in brief from stirrup pumps to explosive incendiaries. Illustrated throughout. Heavily used but in good condition with some staining and wear to folds. Unusual but priced to allow for condition. read more
Battle Over Essex.
1946 ' Battle over Essex ' by R.J.Thompson. 80pgs primarily covering the air raids to the arrival of the V1s interspersed with the arrival of the Americans, the Home Guard and the contribution of women during the War. Illustrated through out with photographs and in good, used condition with creasing to cover. read more
Printed cotton ' SFP ' armband for use by Supplementary/Street Fire Parties as issued from August 1940. The reorganisation and subsequent renaming of the Fire Guard in 1941 caused the issue of another armlet, in the interests of economy, a printed overlay was issued for stitching over the original symbol. Good, used condition, with some light marking and stencilled issue number to reverse. read more
War Cookery Leaflet No.22 Fruit Bottling.
C1944ed. Ministry of Food, War Cookery Leaflet No.22 ' Fruit Bottling without sugar '. As with the rest of this series gives a number of simple and practical tips on bottling and preserving fruit. Good, clean condition.
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