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Air Ministry Coat Hanger

It is only when you begin collecting that you realise the sheer number of different everyday items that are marked up as having been used by one of the services. 219 more words

Royal Air Force


Mike Farquharson-Roberts, Royal Naval Officers from War to War, 1918-1939 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). This book is based on the author’s 2013 Ph.D. thesis from the University of Exeter, which I wish I had read while I was doing my research as there are clear parallels between Farquharson-Roberts’ work and my own. 188 more words

Royal Navy

1937 RAMC Christmas Card

Tonight we look at the first of three Christmas themed items, for the festive period. Christmas cards have been popular since the mid nineteenth century, by the 1930s photographers had realised that offering combined portraits and Christmas cards would be a popular move. 257 more words

British Army

Inter-War Military Urdu Dictionary

Urdu was the lingua franca of the Indian Army- with many different races and tribes making up the Indian Army of the Raj a common tongue was needed between officers and different men. 462 more words

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Modified 08 Pattern Waterbottle Carrier

Despite the Great War ending in 1918, the British Army’s 08 webbing sets would soldier on for another twenty years in front line service. As can be expected, during this time a continuing programme of upgrades and modifications were made to various elements of the equipment, so that on a detail level the webbing worn in 1938 was rather different to that used in 1918. 284 more words


Interwar Recruitment Pamphlet

I have quite a few recruiting booklets for the various services over the last few decades, however tonight we are looking at my newest addition and possibly my favourite. 261 more words

British Army