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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Trenchart Souvenir & two related original photographs - JUPP

A unique souvenir of the Great War, a small spanner with three spent bullets (two believed to be German) and a small cap sized RFC button (no maker's mark). The spanner has been neatly engraved in upright capitals " 1 A.M. W. JUPP 104030 R.F.C. " on one side and with " 1.A.S.D. B.E.F. FRANCE 1918 " on the other. The property of 1st Class Air Mechanic W. Jupp of the 1st Aircraft Storage Depot, France.

There are also two original postcard photographs, a portrait of an RFC airman and a group photo of some RFC airman all with cigarettes in their mouths. They all came together so reluctant to split.

Checking the RAF records this could be him, shows he joined RFC in November 1916:

www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/ID/?7000061437


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Code: 57915Price: 75.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Fibre Dog Tag / ID Disc and two related original photographs - GROVES

Identity disc is stamped H.A. Groves 18848 RFC CE

Two original photos of an airman in the RFC, one portrait and the other the same airman with presumably family members, both blank to the reverse, the postcard sized image is of French origin. In good condition.

From a check of a number of online sources, he appears to have joined the RFC in January 1916 and was still serving when it became the RAF in 1918. See his records at:

www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/groves-h.a

The items came together so reluctant to split.

Code: 57914Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Original Brass Other Ranks Cap Badge

A good stiff badge with sharp detail and with two original lugs to the reverse.

Code: 57900Price: 28.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC / RNAS / RAF ) Ruston Aircraft Makers Plaque - Lincolnshire and Aviation History Interest

This is a good quality mahogany wall plaque (circa 16cm tall and 15cm wide with attachment for wall mounting) decorated with the Company logo of the Lincoln Imp with biplane wings. The plaque remains a good rich colour with some crazing of the varnish finish and two small nail holes the reverse but otherwise a great pre 1918 plaque (On 11 September 1918, the company amalgamated with Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham to become Ruston and Hornsby Ltd).

In World War 1, the Ruston company made around 2,750 aeroplanes and 3,000 aero engines. The 1000th Sopwith Camel (B7380), built at the plant in 1917, was named "The Wings of Horus". Ruston's built around 1,600 Sopwith Camels, 250 Sopwith 1 Strutters, and 200 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2s.

One of the directors, Frederick Howard Livens, had a son who was an army officer on the front line. Captain William Howard Livens was sent to Lincoln, where he developed the Livens Projector and the Livens Large Gallery Flame Projector.

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Code: 57896Price: 95.00 GBP


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Original WW1 Photograph - Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Portrait of an Airman

A full length studio portrait taken, according to the pencil comment on the reverse, near Tewksbury, Gloucestershire. Wearing the so called maternity jacket. Cloth shoulder title clearly visible. Good condition.

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Code: 57895Price: 8.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) early 1915 Bomber Postcard

Postally used and carrying Field Post Office and passed by censor stamps. An informative message from a father on active service dated 27 May 1915, to his son. In his message he draws attention to the bombs strapped to the side of the fuselage, but also notes that these are small by comparison to the bomb payload of a Zeppelin which carries bombs of over 250lbs and five foot in length. In very good condition with only minor corner wear.

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Code: 57894Price: 10.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Matched Gilding Metal Collar Badges

A scarce pair of RFC collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each. In very good condition. Each circa 3.2cm tall.

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Code: 57893Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Translucent Enamel Sterling Silver Sweetheart Brooch

A very fine quality silver and pale blue translucent enamel rare First World War brooch, the reverse impressed " Sterling Silver " . Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. Diameter 29mm. Fitted with safety chain.

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Code: 57892Price: 75.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Volunteer Reserve ( RAFVR ) Brass Titles - 2 different sizes

One large and one small brass shoulder titles (as worn on the epaulettes) with two original blades to the reverse of each. Good condition. Circa 13mm tall and 11mm tall respectively. Some verdgris and tarnishing to each otherwise in good condition.

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Code: 57678Price: 20.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Brass and Enamel No 3 Maintenance Unit Lapel Buttonhole Badge

A small king 's crown lapel badge with horseshoe fitting to reverse. In excellent condition including the enamel. Circa 30mm tall. 1940s. Scarce.

Based at RAF Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.

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Code: 57550Price: 25.00 GBP

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