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Red Cordite Carrier (Pg1 Misc)


Here we have a red shell carrier, with the Royal Coat of Arms applied to the front.

Dated around the beginning of the 20th century. Made of cork and covered in canvas and leather.

It was used on Royal Navy ships to carry cordite charges.

Perfect for use as a stick or umbrella stand.


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Merlin Ash Tray (Pg1 Misc)

Here we have a Merlin Piston made into an ash tray, these were produced during the war and sold to raise funds for more aircraft and often engraved. This one however although it follows the same pattern is not engraved.

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Crank Pliers (Pg1 Misc)

Here is a set of crank pliers by Aircraft Materials Ltd. Dated 1937


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Aerial Camera magazine (Pg1 Misc)

Here is a film magazine made by L. Adams Ltd London. Used in recon cameras.

Air Ministry marked


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Shute target rocket glider (Pg 1 Misc)

A rare World War II rocket propelled target glider designed by Nevil Shute (1899-1960), built by International Model Aircraft (IMA), 43ins long x 45ins span .

It was previously owned by a chap who had it as a child and did some dubious artwork I believe the base colour is original it also has some damage to one wing but this should be repairable to anyone with some modelling skills.

Nevil Shute, an English-Australian novelist was an experienced aeronautical engineer. During World War II he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, becoming head of engineering within the directorate of miscellaneous weapons development.

During this period Shute designed the rocket propelled gunnery practice Target Glider.

He also oversaw the Swallow Glider which was a Barnes Wallis proposed, clockwork-controlled smoke laying glider. The Swallow was to be launched from an LCT (Landing Craft Tanks) at the invasion beaches. International Model Aircraft who also made Frog models built both gliders.

They were launched from the catapult and powered by a 1" rocket. Wrens were trained to set up and fire these gliders.





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 RAF Photoflash control Mk I (Pg 1 Misc)

This is an operators control for distributor photoflash Mk I .

Ref A/M 5D/1559 Serial no 306

The photoflash was to allow the intelligence officers to establish where the aircrafts bombs made contact with the ground.
During WWII the flash was released on a time delay with the bombs.

 This gadget really has me scratching my head, all the switches, push buttons and switch covers including the push release button are wartime also the reference number 5D is an Air ministry reference for "Aircraft armament electrical stores" However I have never seen one of these, it appears to have a service date of 1962 however this is not unusual as spares from the war were often held for decades.  I have seen plenty of wartime parts with later post war service dates.

I haven't seen one of these in a Lancaster or other heavy bomber and to my knowledge the flares were released automatically with the bombs in fact I have never seen one before. The 5D reference is not particularly high and this unit is a MK I so presumably the first of its kind.

The push buttons , switch covers and switches have a good deal of value but to strip this for parts would be to my mind be a bit of a crime.

The only educated guess I have is that this was used in some sort of recognisance aircraft. The camera selection K 19 and K 24 were both wartime cameras designed and built by Fairchild. The K-19 was a night time camera I'm 95% sure this is a wartime peace but would love to find out what it was fitted to so if you have any information please contact me.

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Williamson F117B Aerial Camera (Pg1 Misc)

 Here is a  A Williamson F117B RAF Aerial Camera British made camera used by the coastal command  for low-level monitoring of shipping. This camera is in nice original condition please study the enlarged pictures.

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British WW2 RAF F24 Aerial Camera (Pg1 Misc)

The F24 camera is a 1920s British camera used for aerial reconnaissance by British and Allied armed forces into the mid-1950s. This is a Wartime version as it carries the air ministry crown.

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The outline design of the F24 camera was carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, and it was introduced in 1925. Detailed design, and most production, was by Williamson Manufacturing Company Ltd of Willesden Green, London NW.10.

The F24 was designed to be lighter and smaller than the F8 camera of 1919, but the F8 continued to be used in less demanding installations. The main component units of the F24 are a body with roller blind focal plane shutter, gearbox, film magazine, and lens cone.

 Image film format is 5"×5", on 5" wide roll film, with magazine capacity up to 250 exposures (the F8 offered images up to 8"×7.5" on 9" wide film). Shutter speed is preset between 1/100s and 1/1000s.

During the Second World War, the F24 was installed in aircraft types including; Avenger, Blenheim, Catalina, Corsair, Halifax, Hellcat, Hudson, Hurricane, Lancaster, Liberator, Lysander, Maryland, Mitchell, Mosquito, Mustang, Spitfire, Stinson, Stirling, Sunderland, Wellington.

The controller for this camera is listed in controls please follow this link to find it.


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Camera film cartridge (pg1 Misc)

A cartridge for a PRU camera boxed.

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George VI Type S.A.2 Fire Extinguisher (pg1 misc)

Here we have a Fire Extinguisher with the King George VI Royal Cypher

This is a Type S.A.2 manufactured by Mather and Platt

This is Unusual as Extinguisher is Written as Extincteur (Which is French for Extinguisher) however the rest of the Label is Written in English

This is a Nice Piece with a Brass Top and Dated 1942


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De Havilland Mosquito Drinking Water Tank (pg 1 Misc)

 Mosquito's were widely used by the RAF Pathfinder Force, marking targets for the main night-time strategic bombing force, as well as flying "nuisance raids" in which Mosquito's often dropped 4,000 lb "Cookies". Despite an initially high loss rate, the Mosquito ended the war with the lowest losses of any aircraft in RAF Bomber Command service. Post war, the RAF found that when finally applied to bombing, in terms of useful damage done, the Mosquito had proved 4.95 times cheaper than the Lancaster

Here we have a 3 Gallon Drinking Water Tank from a DeHavilland Mosquito

This is is a nice piece in good condition with the Filler Cap and the Original Tap


Field Telephone Set "F" Mk.II (pg1 misc)

Here we have a Field Telephone  Set "F" Mk.II

The Telephone Set F was a portable instrument for army communication. It was not normally used forward of divisional headquarters. It provided the following facilities:

The telephone gave visual indication of a call to Switchboards UC (Universal Call) Pre war players cigarette cards national Flags (pg2 misc)tte cards national Flags (pg2 misc)y magneto generator. Visual indication of a call to Switchboards Central Battery Signalling (CBS) was given by removal of the handset from the cradle. Maximum range was 14-16 miles using D8 twisted cable or 8-10 miles using D3 cable. However, poor cable, or wet conditions tended to reduce the range, as did poor earth when using the set with an earth return. It was powered by two dry ‘X’ Cells or two wet ‘S’ Cells (both types being 1.5V cells).


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Type C Warning horn (pg1 misc)

Here we have a Type C warning horn for the undercarriage

 It was used on Spitfires, Wellington's as well as other RAF Aircraft

This Carries the Reference Number 5C/1961 and is in a Very Good Condition

This horn appears to the left of the pilots head, in a Wellington bomber during the film about 617 Sdr "The  Dambuster's". You can make it out to the right of the actor playing Barnes Wallis


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Trench Art Brass Book ends (pg1 misc)

Brass book end trench art.



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Stirrup Hand-pump had a 30 feet range could be used by fire-guards at a safe distance from heat and fire. A jet of water could be fired from 30 feet or as a spray at 15 feet.


Wartime Stirrup Pump (pg1 Misc)

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National Fire Service Helmet 1 (pg1 Misc)

The National Fire Service (NFS) was the single fire service created in Great Britain in 1941 during the Second World War

It was divided into about forty Fire Forces. These were subdivided into Divisions. Each Division had two Columns and each Column had five Companies.

The NFS was created in August 1941 by the amalgamation of the wartime national Auxiliary Fire Service and the local authority fire brigades (about 1,600 of them).

 It existed until 1948, when it was again split by the Fire Services Act 1947, with fire services reverting to local authority control, although this time there were far fewer brigades, with only one per county and county borough.

When they were on duty, n the frequent long stretches between calls, many firemen and firewomen performed vital wartime manufacturing work, in workshops in the fire stations or  adjacent to them. This was entirely voluntary, but since many of the wartime personnel had worked in factories before the war it was work with which they were familiar and skilled.

NFS Recruitment Poster

 War service meant considerable risk, and members of the NFS were called to attend the aftermath of German bombing raids and coastal shelling from France, or often whilst these attacks were still ongoing. Casualties were inevitable, and there is one record of a volunteer who died on duty aged just 19, and was awarded the Certificate for Gallantry as a result

This National Fire Service Helmet is Dated 1939 and has what looks to be a Personnel Number

The Number reads 277459 and is painted on using yellow paint

It has the area number 24 which shows that it was used by the Birmingham Fire Force

This Helmet is Size 6 3/4


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W Britain limited edition Dambuster Commemorative set (pg1 Misc)

This is stunning diorama of Wing Commander Gibson and his crew boarding Lancaster ED 932 taken from the iconic photograph. The pieces are made of heavy alloy with seven figures at 54mm scale all accurately painted. It is a limited edition  set and comes with a certificate. In excellent unused condition.



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Blood chit  (pg1 Misc)

This is an original blood chit in very nice original condition.

Blood chits were not only cloth patches. They also were cards or sometimes letters with a promise of reward directed to anyone who would assist a downed flier.

In the early days of World War II, the British routinely issued blood chits to their aircrews, including several types in 1940 to fliers in Ethiopia.

When the US entered the war, the American air services adopted the practice and they were eventually issued in all theatres of combat operations by all the western Allies.

Blood chits were duly honoured and the helpers were rewarded with money or gifts.

Later, chits were printed in nearly 50 languages, including many European, North African, and Asian tongues.

 Not all of them contained the same statements, but all were bona fide government IOUs promising to reward those who assisted Allied airmen.


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Vintage Dinky Spitfire in original box  (pg1 Misc)

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Here is a stunning vintage dinky model of the MK I/II Spitfire. Usually the top cover turns yellow but this one has been kept out of the light and is still clear. It has never been removed from its box.


Below Peter Townsend

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Framed and signed Print of Tangmere Hurricanes (pg1 misc)

This is a superb limited edition print by Nicolas Trudgian13 of 1000 signed by five Battle of Britain Pilots one of whom is Peter Townsend who was later  famously  involved with Princess Margaret.

The Hurricanes just refuelled and rearmed climb to rejoin the Battle of 1940.

I am afraid our photograph does not do this large vibrant picture justice it is in excellent condition.

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The romance between Princess Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend has been described as 'the most tragic royal love story ever'.

Townsend joined the Royal Air Force in 1933 and after graduating from RAF Cranwell was commissioned a pilot officer in 1935. His first posting was No. 1 Squadron at Tangmere where he flew a Hawker Fury and in 1936 was transferred to Singapore where he joined No. 36 Squadron and flew the Vickers Vildebeest torpedo bomber. Upon being promoted to flying officer in 1937, he returned to Tangmere where he joined No. 43 Squadron and shortly after the beginning of WWII he was promoted to flight lieutenant.

Flying out of RAF Acklington Townsend was blooded in February 1940 when he and two other pilots flying Hurricanes shot down a Heinkel 111 near Whitby. His score of claimed and confirmed continued and in April he was awarded the DFC.

Townsend serving throughout the Battle of Britain as commanding officer of No. 85 Squadron of Hawker Hurricanes. In July he ditched his aircraft in the sea after forcing down a Dornier at Arras. His exploits continued until he was shot down over Tonbridge and although wounded continued to command from the ground while recovering. In September he was awarded a bar to his DFC for his “unflagging zeal and leadership” in battle and for personally shooting down four aircraft.

By early 1941 Townsend had shot down at least 11 enemy aircraft, became an acting Wing Commander and was awarded the DSO for his “outstanding powers of leadership and organisation… and skill in air combat”.

Between December 1941 and January 1943 he was confirmed in the temporary rank of wing commander, appointed commanding officer of RAF Drem in Scotland, appointed commander of No. 611 Squadron of Spitfires, was leader of No. 605 Squadron of night fighters and appointed commanding officer of RAF West Malling in Kent.


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Framed Print of Mk IX Spitfires of 611 Squadron (pg1 misc)



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Framed Print of Bomber Command Memorial(pg1 misc)

Here is a superb framed print of the Bomber Command Memorial Located at Green Park in London


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Limited Edition Battle of Britain scene print Head to head  (pg1 misc)

A superb framed limited edition numbered print signed by the artist Thomas Gower.


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Bolton Paul Defiant Night fighter print (pg1 misc)

A stunning framed print of the Bolton Paul Defiant night Fighter from an original painting by Wilfred Hardy


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Limited Edition RAF Manston TB752 Spitfire Signed Print (pg1 misc)

Here we have a  stunning Limited Edition of 50  framed print of Spitfire TB752 'LZ-F'

This is signed by The Ten Surviving Pilots of 66 Squadron Who Fought in the Battle of Britain

It has it's Certificate of Authenticity

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Framed Robert Taylor "Memphis Belle" (pg1 misc)

Here we have a Limited Edition, Framed Robert Taylor Print

This has Original Signatures of Robert Taylor and Col Bob Morgan, Pilot of Memphis Belle

This Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity


This print turns the clock back to World War II when Colonel Bob Morgan and his crew took on the flak and fighters of the Luftwaffe deep over enemy territory. Today this famous bomber rests in more peaceful surroundings of the West Memphis Airport, lovingly restored to her former glory.



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Framed Robert Taylor "D-Day" (pg1 misc)

Here we have a  Framed Robert Taylor Print Depicting Operation Neptune on June 6th 1944

Robert Taylor’s portrayal captures the very essence of that Herculean battle on the first day. The painting contains over 30 craft of all types and is dominated by one of the many large transport ships, lowering her landing craft under bombardment from shore batteries. Barrage balloons flying, this massive fleet sailed into the teeth of the German defences, to land its invasion forces against all odds.

Each print carries two small prints of pencil ‘remarque’ drawings on the tint border, depicting a DC3 Dakota dropping paratroops, and a patrolling Spitfire



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WWI Silkwork Memorial Picture (pg1 misc)

Here we have a  Memorial for a soldier that Fell at the Battle of Loos in 1915

It has the Middlesex Regiment Insignia over two flags

On the Right Flag looks to be  Destinations that the Regiment Visited during the war

The Bottom Reads

In Loving Memory of my Dear Brother

There is also a Photo of a Soldier and Underneath is written

Killed at Loos France 1915



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Study of a Seaplane Water Colour (pg1 misc)

Here we have a  Water Colour by Barry K Barnes

This is Signed by the Artist and Framed



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John Player RAF Badges Cigarette Cards (pg1 misc)

Here we have a  Collection of Cigarette Cards Issued By John Player

These were Released in 1937 

The Collection of 50 Cards is Complete and in Good Condition


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Original Fighter Pilot drawing 1  (pg1 misc)

A stunning original drawing (not a print ) a one off picture of an RAF fighter pilot signed by the artist.

Measures 320mm by 170mm.


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Original Fighter Pilot drawing 2  (pg1 misc)

A stunning original drawing (not a print ) a one off picture of an RAF fighter pilot signed by the artist.

Measures 320mm by 170mm.


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Spitfire Fund Lapel Badge (pg1 misc)

These Were Given to those who made a donation to the Spitfire Fund

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Sweetheart Badge India 1944 (pg1 misc)

This is a lovely piece made from Ivory, they were brought by members of the R.A.F for their wives or girlfriends back home

It is from India and is dated 1944 and the name inscribed into the bottom of the badge is Ruth



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George VI Scramble Bell (pg1 misc)

World War 2 Scramble Bell - stamped with the Kings Crown and GviR

Very large, so very heavy - weight is approximately 8kg

  Size: overall height base to shoulder is 10 1/2", diameter is 9 1/2" at Bell opening and 4 1/2" diameter at the top.

Used by the RAF at squadron bases to alert air crew into action.

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This comes complete with the 'clapper' attached to the Bell. There are no cracks but there are a few marks on the outside at the of the bell


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WW2 Baby's Gas Mask (pg1 SAS)

This looks like a deep-sea diving helmet but is in fact a gas mask for babies, dating from World War II. In 1938, the British Government gave everyone, including babies, gas masks to protect them in case the Germans dropped poison gas bombs on Britain.

This gas mask was for children up to two years old. The parents placed their baby inside the mask so that the head was inside the steel helmet and the baby could see through the visor. Then they wrapped the canvas part around the baby's body with the straps fastened under its bottom like a nappy, and its legs dangling free below. The canvas had a rubber coating to stop gas seeping through the material, and the straps were tied securely so that the mask was airtight.

There is an asbestos filter on the side of the mask, and this absorbed poisonous gases. Attached to this is a rubber tube shaped like a concertina with a handle. This was pushed back and forth to pump air into the mask. With the baby inside the mask, an adult could start to use the hand pump.

Health Visitors and Child Welfare Centres gave lessons on how to use the mask. Despite instruction courses, few parents were totally happy with encasing their child in an airtight chamber. In fact there was some question over its safety. During demonstrations there were reports that babies fell asleep and became unnaturally still inside the masks! It is likely that the pump didn't push enough air into the mask and the babies came close to suffocating. Luckily, they were never put to the test in a real situation.



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Rubber band powered Spitfire 2 (pg1 misc)

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Rubber band powered Spitfire 1 (pg1 misc)

A traditional balsa wood kit Of a Spitfire with a 27" wingspan . Tissue covered and powered by an elastic band

Rubber band powered Spitfire 2 (pg1 misc)

A traditional balsa wood kit Of a Spitfire with a 18.4" wingspan . Tissue covered and powered by an elastic band

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Kiel Kraft glow fuel powered control line Hurricane (pg1 misc)

I wonder how many of you spent hours trying to get one of these started in your childhood ? This is a classic Kiel Kraft Hurricane to be flown by control, line made some time in the 1970s. It is complete except for its missing canopy. The engine turns over and even its original recoil spring starter works although I never used it myself  . The fuel and even the glow plugs are still available today and if you have the patience to get one going they are pretty impressive with an immense amount of power for a tiny engine.


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Vintage Model Vosper RAF Tender (pg1 misc)


Vintage Victory Industries Vosper RAF Crash Tender believed to date to the 1950's . A Really nice clean example,  looks unused, clean battery compartment with instructions. Good box (some minor age wear) with inner packaging. The brass rudders and props are really bright and turn freely. From looking at instructions there is a small plastic push in aerial missing, the front plastic mast has a bend from age - it has not been tested for operation but is sold as untested.

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This collection contains 19 original pictures, the brass bed plate, three pass books and service record and discharge.

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Pre war RAF Levies in Iraq collection (pg1 misc)

This is a fascinating and historically important collection of the between wars operations of the RAF and includes original Photo's , pass books, service records and brass name plate to Alfred Moss. The Iraq levies were raised in 1919 and became the responsibility of the RAF in 1922, maintaining law and order by means of light aircraft and armored cars. The force was disbanded in 1955. These items date from 1924 to 1928 the Discharge papers are dated 1936.


P38 Lightening trench art (pg1 misc)

WWII trench art these ashtrays were given as mementoes to the P 38 pilots at the end of the war  who operated in Australia in WWII. The Australian shaped ash tray lists every base that the P38 operated from. A unique and attractive pierce of historic wartime art. Its unused and has no staining.

Dated 1946

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DeHavilland Mosquito Brass Trench Art (pg1 misc)

Here we have a Trench Art Mosquito made from Brass

It is approx 2.5" high to the top of the cockpit and 6.5" from nose to tail. 

The wingspan is approx 8.5". It weighs 896g

It is Set on its wheels and it has Moveable Propellers. There is a Hole on the Base so it Could be Set on a Stand


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Focke Wulf Fw-190A of Jagd Gruppe 1 at Deelen in 1943

Deelen, photographed on 17 Apr 1943 by a Spitfire of 541 Sqn RAF

Deelen airfield Luftwaffe landing marker  (pg1 misc)

This is a stunning piece ideal for using as a paper weight and makes a great conversational piece. It has superb provenance and was purchased on our trip to Arnhem . These markers were placed along the runway to allow the night fighters to find the runway. Of coarse to have anything luminous would alert allied aircraft to the airfield and mark it perfectly as a target so these small bricks were painted with a light reflective material and illuminate only when light from the landing lamps of the aircraft are switched on. They were found in a pile on the edge of Deelen airfield after the person that originally dug them up as a child recovered them some 60 years later. In excellent condition a superb piece of history.

Airfield Deelen (Dutch: vliegveld Deelen, vliegbasis Deelen, or Militair vliegterrein Deelen, also known as Fliegerhorst Deelen, Deelen Air Base or Military Aviation Terrain Deelen, ICAO: EHDL) was an air base north of Arnhem.
The airfield opened as an auxiliary airfield in 1913 to support flying operations of the Luchtvaartafdeeling (LVA) in Soesterberg.
Along with the airstrip at Nieuw Milligen, it was intended to suppport patrols along the Dutch-German border during World War I.

The original airfield was situated north of the Vrijland estate.
Its unpaved runways were ploughed under in early 1940, in order to disable them for possible use by invading German troops.

The German occupying forces greatly expanded the airfield to the north, partly in the municipality of Ede, and partly in National Park "Hooge Veluwe".
They renamed the airfield "Fliegerhorst Deelen" (code named Alster) and built an 'A'-shaped runway system and facilities, adhering to the most modern standards of the Luftwaffe.

It included measures such as bomb protection and far going camouflage (the so-called "Heimatschuetz"
From 1942 the Fliegerhorst had it's own railway connection, the so called "bomb-line", which connected the line Arnhem-Utrecht with the Fliegerhorst.
On the south side of the airfield two storage halls and loading and offloading platforms were constructed.
A branch ran into the "Hooge Veluwe" park, where fuel and ammunitions were stored, another branch split off to the Grossraum-Gefechtsstand "Diogenes", the German Air Defense bunker (type Ceasar).
Between 1940 and 1945 the following units were stationed at Fliegerhorst Deelen:
4e Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 (Focke-Wulf Fw 190)
3e Zerstörergeschwader (Messerschmitt Bf 110)
2e Gruppe Nachtjagdgeschwader (Junkers Ju 88)
4, 7 and 12 Flak Gruppe

In the build up to Operation Market Garden (The "Bridge too Far) the Fliegerhorst was bombed several times, causing the Luftwaffe units to leave the airfield.
It remained open however, for use as an auxiliary field, and to store V-1 flying bombs.
By March 1945 all military activities at the airfield had come to a halt.

Deelen, photographed in September 1944. A large number of craters is visible on the tracks, making it very clear that German air operations could no longer be performed from this airfield

Between 1945 and 1950 the airfield was used as storage area. Mostly Canadian (Canada left some 37,000 vehicles, motorbikes and trucks at the airfield), American and English war supplies but captured German stocks could also be found.

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RAF Egypt souvenir (pg1 misc)

This is a stunning hand embroidered table mat  with the Kings crown RAF motif  and souvenir from Egypt  dated 1945, this would look stunning framed. The RAF operated in extensively Egypt  from soon after WWI all the way through WWII.



Stereoscope viewer (pg1 misc)

WW2 USAAF Stereoscope type B3 Scarce to find an American version of the Stereoscopes which were used to look at target photos, etc pre and post bombing. The viewer folds flat and is fully adjustable and very sturdy. Fully marked  it also has scratched into the paint a name 'Col. R. D. Hughes'

PRU Spitfire were also used to take pictures before and after bombing. This high flying unarmed spitfires of the PRU were fitted with huge cameras able to take highly detailed pictures. The Spitfires used in this role were painted in unusual colours from blue to pink;


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Fire Ex Bottle (pg1 misc)

Fire extinguisher  bottle used for putting out engine fire's whilst airborne. This is a system fitted to most heavy bombers including the Lancaster. This bottle is well used and has many stamps. The earliest date I can find is 1943.


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SE5A WW1 Fighter Model (pg1 misc)

A nice hand made metal model of the WW1 SE5A. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a proved to be the most successful of the British single seat fighters. Armed with a fixed Vickers gun and a tilt able  Lewis gun above the wing.


Filler tube (pg 1 Misc)

This is a Pee tube to allow the Pilot to relieve himself in flight.

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