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324* Revolver. A 19th century six-shot revolver probably Belgian, the 15cm octagonal barrel with rammer, with foliate scroll engraving, chequered wooden grips, heavily pitted and damage to the wood, the action appears to be working, 29.5cm long overall (1)

£70 - £100

327* S.O.E. WWII period OSS “tyre slasher”, made from a 1908 copper penny with hinged blade stamped ‘A&P’ (Alcock & Pierce), the blade seized Used by the special forces to buy time for their escape by slashing the enemies tyres! (1) £150 - £200

Freddie Clark was born in Walthamstow, Essex in 1923, he was educated at Beal Modern Boys School, Ilford. He joined No.4 Squadron Air Defence Cadet Corps (Ilford) in February 1939 and in 1941 joined the RAFVR after completing training he was posted for Flying Training with the South African Airforce. Returning to Britain in 1943 he continued with conversion training, finally flying Halifaxes with No.138 (Special Duty) Squadron at Tempsford. Clark was shot down over France and after a considerable number of weeks of evasion he was capured by the Germans and taken to Stalag Luft III on 17 June 1944, he was released at the end of the war. £500 - £800 (4)

325* S.O.E. A WWII OSS tyre slasher, made from a 1935 French 5 Francs coin, the hinged blade stamped ‘A&P (Alcock & Pierce) (1)

£150 - £200

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326* S.O.E. A collection of 5 WWII razor blades as used by the S.O.E., comprising The Fleet, Kleen, Cheerio, Paragon and The All British Razor Blade, each in original paper packet Razor blades were used to produce compass needles, the magnetized blade could be suspended from cotton at the point of balance and to dampen the rapid swinging of the blade it was suspended in water to dampen the speed of rotation. By April 1940 one in every six pack sent into prisoner of war camps were magnetized. Razor blades were also used to conceal messages. (5) £150 - £200 Each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% (Lots marked * 24% inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

328* S.O.E. A WWII RAF uniform belonging to Freddie Clark who was a pilot on SOE duties flying out of Tempsford, Clark was shot down on 1 April 1944 over Vallee de Cousee, comprising Flight Lieutenant’s tunic with RAF cloth brevet and WWII riband bar with brass King’s Crown buttons, trousers and and peaked cap plus an accompanying letter from Clark’s Commanding Officer to his family dated 10 April 1944 ‘I am sending you your Boy’s Tunic and Trousers for you to retain at home. These should normally be sent to the R.A.F. Central Depository, Colnbrook, but I thought it would best for you to have them. I am sending these unofficially and I do not want it to be known I have sent them. There is no news, alas, and I am unable to help you with any message. I only wish I could, but I will say that it is never advisable to abandon hope until there is some definitive news. I was talking to him at length the day before he was missing and he was telling me of his plans. I have not forgotten that yesterday was his 21st. birthday’. Also included with the lot is a copy of Freddie Clark written by Peter Five plus the main gyro and bomb sight recovered from Freddies aircraft and given to him after the war by the local villagers.

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res