Luftwaffe Flyers goggles. Missing the right side (left eye) lens...so, if you happen to know where one is, I would appreciate the lead.
WW2 RCAF Memorial Cross Group.
FO / D.E. Bennett /J12978
He was in 420 sqn killed 5 Mar 43 on an Op to Essen. Looks like they had a 2nd dickie on the trip as well. They were in a Wellington X with 6 people. The normal crew was 5. Their Wellington was the 1st type X lost on 420 sqn.
WW2 Mortar round, it's empty and has no fuse.
These are special occasion celluloid tealights, they have a thin cardboard base. Used on sideboards and around caskets with a small candle inside, not very safe, and that is why the were outlawed in Germany around 1936. I don't adhere to nor condone the Nazi ideology, I simply find the trophies that our heroic Canadian Soldiers brought back from that awful conflict.
This is a named Canadian Navy Helmet, I got it from the fellow it was issued to. He stated that when the HMCS Camrose was splinter camo'ed their helmets were as well.
I find and rescue medal groups as well. Lots have the silver component scrapped and melted. Such a shame, these guys fought and died for Canada and many family members simply discard their medals, uniforms, trophy bring-backs and gear.
A pair to a British Parliamentarian and Author. Two names, same fellow.
On the left -
Consul R.C.F. MAUGHAM
The one on the right is-
VOL: R.C.F. GRENVILLE. CIVILIAN VOLS:
A variety of Canadian Badges,
Luftwaffe WW2 Flotation Jacket.
Knight Cross Winners. I found this original press release in Havana Cuba!
WW1 Canadian marked Brodie Helmets
WW1 Era Wristwatches...military collectors call them Trench Watches.
This is a Coloured large format photo of a Canadian Officer wearing a Trench Watch with an additional Shrapnel Guard.
A closeup of the above.
A small collection of WW1 72nd Seaforth Highlanders items.
A small collection of Royal Flying Corps Sweetheart badges in Gold.
Made into a table lighter.
One cut-a-way and a selection of unfinished and finished pieces.
These are cut-a-way Mills Bombs, used for training.
Japanese Type 90 Helmet. Used by the Navy Special Landing Forces, an elite group like the US Marines.
Pacific Coast Ranger items from WW2. Although every community had volunteers, it's tough to find these items.
WW1 Canadian Cloth Cap
WW1 German Cloth Bavarian Cap
Mills Bombs. All are empty and safe.
I don't condone the Nazi Party or anything they and their henchmen did. I do however appreciate the quality and variety of the items our Soldiers brought back from that conflict.