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    Richard Auld

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    Norrie

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  1. 3 points
    I shoot, Deer, Foxes, Rabbits, Cows etc etc...and on one of my farms, the farmer has an open day every year....the farm is part of The Leaf group of farms, hes very interested in my obsession.... aka militaria., and asked a few weeks ago, If I would be interested in doing a display on the day...so, rather anxious as I was, I agreed, it was going to be my first full blown display......He gave me the old farm, shop to use.......which I might actual;y rent off him, its available...:) WOW !!...what a turnout...two car parks full of cars, plus a field...stuffed with cars...over 700 vehicles, and my display had well over 300 visitors....I never knew so many folks were interested in militaria !....their were a few ex servicemen and women ( one who served with my boss and my nephew who is still in) they all said they had a great time, and thanked me for reminding them of some good times and some bad too....one lady asked if I had a collection box, I said no, she said, "Well you should have one"....she wasn't the only person that asked....so, next year its RAFA getting the proceeds...:) What amazed me was the amount of "clued up" youngsters that liked my display...seriously,. 7-8 years old these wee lads were, and they were telling me about rifles, helmets etc etc...:) I and my mate ( asst) Rab, had an absolute blast yesterday...:) Roll on the next display at the local nursing home in two weeks time...:) Anyway, a few pics of the display for you chaps...:)
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    About this subject initiated on WAF by ARYEH I found an answer , the germans were award that they can emit a signal giving a warning to the clandestine station , so if it happens it means they were not perfectly trained or carefull as it was knowed by their instructors. i join a picture of page 76 of funkpeilung der kurzen wellen von orpo band 1 the radiated signal is only received around 100 m or more so very narrow to their goal the clandestine station pierre
  3. 2 points
    Telephone and line equipment: A few Aircraft radios: Some tank and armoured vehicle radios: Late war Torn.Fu's: Pre-war Torn.Fu's: the Kfz.17/1 The Kfz.17 Some reenacting with the "Aigles Vertes": Playing in the mud with the heavies: Careful where you park that thing... regards, Funksammler
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    Totally matching Auer mask made in 1940.The 1938 and 1939 dated parts have obviously been made before the 1940-dated ones, that’s how you can reasonably tell when your mask has been made.The Fe41 filter is the only thing that has been changed during the life of the gas mask and it comes with his Bakelite-laquered screw-on cap and the pressure cap on its bottom which is stamped “bwz” ,i.e. the code for Auer-Gesellschaft AG,Oranienburg plant. The mask belonged to one Ludwig Polaczech,probably a soldier of Czech origins working for a paramilitary organization at a shipyard (Werft).The typed label inside the lid reads Polatschek (germanized) and Werft (shipyard/dockyard).I can’t figure out why the place where our man worked is indicated on the label along with his name,as if he had several gasmasks scattered in all the places he went to…we’ll never know for sure.His name is scribbled with a pointed tool on the lid of the spare lenses box and on the bottom of the container,and it’s also neatly written in red on the side of the can.
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    Just saw this 1957 German film about Hans-Joachim Marseille. Very realistic film. Franco’s Spain lent original Luftwaffe equipment to the film. There was a rack mounted FuG III set, and a 5WS used by the Africa ground crew.
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    Guys, Been very busy at the moment no time to shti! I gift from a local Bundeswehr soldier. Very fragile so I will have to scan them all eventually. Some shots I have not seen before! These are just the covers (except the Genaral and the WHW production) so I will have to sort through them but when is the question. Rich
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    From my personal collection, "Afrikaners" of the DAK. The 2nd photo (Group photo) was taken at a POW camp in Arkansas,USA.
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    Whats missing here, thank goodness, is the stench, particularly if they have been left for a bit of time. Rich
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    Excellent display! A lot of work too! Well done, glad it was appreciated. Rich
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    At work this morning...in the canteen, I was yard based in stead of out on the road driving my tanker...so,at 8am, my boss walked in, said to me, any use to you??? And put this on the table in front of me...:) A WW2 Italian Carcano bayonet..unfortunately,. no scabbard..its been sharpened on a stone.. but looks to be done in theatre...and from what I'm told, probs brought back from the Middle East campaign, when the ITalians capititulated....I dont have an Italian Bayo in the collection...BUT, I do now...:)
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    So I have a tie belonging to a member of the exlusive Caterpillar Club, which for those who dont know is an informal association of people who have successfully used a parachute to bail out of a disabled aircraft, mostly made up of WW2 RAF airmen (about 70 of them). I listed this tie as a collectors item on eBay and within 2 hours have recieved an offer for £30 for it, so I'm thinking I may have jumped into the deep end without actually researching it's worth beforehand. Can anyone help me with this? Link included for photos and more information.Link for photos Thank you!
  13. 2 points
    Guys, My Russian spy thing, for eaves dropping and such like. One of the tapes is used with a pencil note(see pic). Not as good as our stuff of the day? Rich
  14. 2 points
    LOl....Will do ...but, tomorrow, when i get in from the display I'm doing...they are in the attic "museum"....:)
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    Guys, As stated above. Rich
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    When I was a young soldier with a family to support, I never had much pocket money and these were never very expensive back then as the internet was not active. I would take whatever was cheap and chearful. With the internet now evrything is more focused these days. Rich
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    Thanks for posting some great photographs of the antenna tubes, they are certainly not lacking on this particular bunker! You will have to remind me about measuring the angle in the couple of weeks, at the moment I am moving around part of the collection, suffering from poor access and lack of time at the moment... regards, Funksammler
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    Hi everyone, I made few pictures of the Verschlußkopf on top of the local Battalions-Gefechtsstand. For displaying the antenna would be nice to have such a part connected to a frame with a clear acrylic tube as Antennenführungsrohr to put the antenna in or maybe even better, make a copy of the Verschlußkopf in plexiglass as well. As we can see in pictures in D-1790-3 This tube is 108 x 3.75 nach Din2448 with a length of 2.3 m. You see the end of this iron Antennenführungsrohr in the Verschlußkopf in the last picture . I never saw a picture in wartime with this antenna, only wire antennas. For HF, wire antennas seem a better option to me also because those can be used with lot more power and low profile and why not use a dipole for VHF? Maybe the 3 whips made it more broadband? Still in the publication "Funker im Bunker!" it says in second line already "Ist eine Festungsantenne eigebaut, dann verwendest Du diese!" What we can see in the placing of the Verschlußköpfe on top of bunkers is that many times 2 are close together and never could not be used at the same time, even for just receiving, because the whips would touch each other. What would be interesting is testing the working of the antenna. I am thinking of trying to make a solid type of the Antennenspreizkopf. What I need to know is the angle of the whips when spread. What I measured in all the drawings that would be around 155° with the vertical axis, so that's about 65° to the horizontal. I hope Funksammler can confirm this. regards, Kees
  19. 2 points
    Guys, Not sure how to display these, I was thinking of something similar to the water bottles on a long wire but obviousley these are heavier?! Rich
  20. 2 points
    I use Renaissance wax on my stuff, .some say NOT to use it, but I've found it enhances the colour, and does protect the metal.......its great for leather too.....:)and, if museums use it.........:)
  21. 2 points
    Norrie, Lets see the drawing, I do enjoy any talented artist, particularly if a military theme! Rich Norrie, Lets see the drawing, I do enjoy any talented artist, particularly if a military theme! Rich
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    I love all hand crafted items like this and trench art etc, think of the time it would have taken! Most of these things are under valued for what they are. Rich
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  25. 1 point
    I must say, that rarely does a nice item like this come up, and a good price was paid for it.
  26. 1 point
    If you ever need help to ID just let me know. Better safe than sorry, especially at the high cost of these.
  27. 1 point
    @Norrie Theres a book out on cap badges, for the life of me cant think of the name, I gotta get a copy as I have little knowledge On cap badges! And I know what I just stated helps you "Not" lol sorry mate!
  28. 1 point
    $900(US Dollars) Nice Original boots. Not a matched pair but great for display. Size is about a 9-91/2 US. Heel irons are replaced, and some modification was made with the addition of an extra piece of leather near ankles. You will be hard pressed to find any Tropical/DAK boots at this price. . Thanks! May consider trades for other DAK/ tropical gear. My cat needs extensive surgery so boots need to go. I except paypal only. Shipping in USA is $20 Priority mail. Overseas figure at least $61 Ships from Sunol California, USA
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    These lovely boots are still up for grabs. May consider trades for other DAK/topical gear.
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    Looks like a cracking event, some nice big boys toys there! Rich
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    You did have lot of fun i see, @Funksammler
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    Good Luck with the next display Norrie, I am sure the old folk luv it, gives them some memories to think of....of maybe happier days! I congratulate you and wait to see some images of your special day to help others. There are not many people like you Norrie who are prepared tp be kind like this and give their time.....Very Best Wishes to you & Your Wife, IanB
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    Italian? Dropped once and never used? Rich
  34. 1 point
    I love this badge......thanks for posting @Desert Rat
  35. 1 point
    @Norrie, show your NV goggles, let's ID them!
  36. 1 point
    @Desert Rat Hi Ian, yes I did buy it! Thanks for finding it! Its missing the back clip but with these being so rare, I couldn't pass it up. Im sure I can fix it to be mounted on helmet. Thanks again for your diligence ! 😉 Cheers Tony
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    Lovely Hat Tony, really good/ exceptional condition....Thanks for the images and hope you sell it, good price though. Bon Courage Mon Ami.......Ian
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    Apprecited the pictures Guys. I think the tin is currently residing in the loft or its gone walkies! best Waffy
  39. 1 point
    I will sort something, I think they need a bit of gun oil looking at the pictures!
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    LOL...My bro in Nottingham is a car boot freak too, he buys as much stuff for me, as I do...LOL...:)
  41. 1 point
    Very nice helmet Norrie, Well Done...I wish I could find such items down here in the Sassenach country!!!!! Best to you....Ian
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    WOW.....Norrie what a long shift, I hope you found some good items and that ...you are not too tired? Well Done for what you have found and hope you find some more fantastic items in your search.....Please show us on MCN. Very Best Wishes....Ian/ Desert Rat
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    Same as me Rich..I love trench art.......I have an original pencil drawing done by a member of the H.L.I going over the Rhine into Germany in 1945 ( I think it is) ..its ( to me) stunning, and will soon be framed up properly. I'll have a look see if I have a pic of it...:)
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    Hello Norrie, I meant to say....Have a good relaxing Bank holiday weekend, get out to those boot fairs and find some more....Fantastic items! Best wishes.....Ian/ Desert Rat
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    No Idea Val! Its just something Russiian, I can't remember if I bought or got it in a swap. It is not very portable in todays terms at about 7 or 8 Kg LOL. There is what looks like a covert mic with it but I suppose that is just part of the inventory. Rich
  46. 1 point
    For the sake of completeness! FFE!
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    I guess it is a personal thing, I don't know my English grammer so I have no chance with the German. Still passed my tests though. Rich
  48. 1 point
    That was my trade back in the day, very well made. They are of course 155mm as designated (typo) and the DM106 is now a white shell with black letters , I don't know if earlier they were green? Good ammunition system made by 'Zee Germans' and much better than the US M107 system. Same with the L15 but it is British and you know when one of those goes off. If you ever see another set at a fair price I would be obliged if you could let me know. Best Rich Edit I would be happy with just an L15 as I had a spot of luck in 1994 and survived one of those bad boys in Canada, sadly two other lads did not. Edit again it is the 105 that is a white Illum shell, we never got to check the colour when they landed, that was the business of the 'breech creatures'!
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    HI Ian, sorry my friend haven't been on here in ages. Hope your well. I'll be posting a couple things this weekend I promise! Cheers
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    Have to agree, those are very nice and very unusual, and for that price a total bargain
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