|Date/Report Number ..120612.FN21HY.04 Item: 1939 BRITISH CROWN AIR MINISTRY WATCH BOX|
|Description of item:
VINTAGE 1939 BRITISH CROWN AIR MINISTRY OFFICIAL WWII BRITISH MILITARY TIMER WITH
LEATHER FOB & RAF 28TH FOB & THE 1939-1945 STAR & RCM BADGE & 1939 RCAF
PILOT PHOTO IN A MINI MILITARY WATCH BOX
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00
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YOU CAN NOW HANG THIS BEAUTY ON YOUR WALL THE CASE OPENS FROM THE FRONT SO YOU MAY REMOVE THE TIMER TO SHOW AND UTILIZE A FEW EXTRA ITEMS THAT DATE THIS WONDERFUL TIMER WILL ONLY ADD TO THE BEAUTY AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE TOTAL GSW MILITARY WATCH BOX
NOTE THE UPPER RIGHT IS SIMPLY AN ILLUSION FROM THE LIGHT
MARKED WITH 60 SECONDS
THE CASE BACK IS AWESOME
DUAL CASE BACKS
7 JEWEL MOVEMENT
BOTH CASE BACKS CLOSE TIGHT
28 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps was formed on 7 November 1915. Initially a training
squadron it became a fighter squadron equipped with the Sopwith Camel. After the end of
World War I No. 28 was disbanded. It had claimed 136 victories. It numbered eleven flying
aces among its ranks, including future Air Vice-Marshal Clifford MacKay McEwen, William
George Barker, Harold B. Hudson, James Hart Mitchell, Stanley Stanger, Arthur Cooper,
Percy Wilson, Thomas Frederic Williams, and Joseph E. Hallonquist.
Post World War I; World War II
114 Squadron RAF in British India was renumbered as No. 28 and became an Army co-operation
squadron. Remaining in Asia, during World War II it flew the Lysander and from December
1942 the Hawker Hurricane fighter-bomber. By 1943 the squadron was operating in Burma
until 1945 when it started to re-equip with the Supermarine Spitfire.
TWO RCAF PILOTS ENGLAND 1939
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
In 1939 Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand agreed
to train aircrew for wartime service. The training plan, known as the British Commonwealth
Air Training Plan (BCATP), was administered by the Canadian government and commanded by
the RCAF. Training airfields and other facilities were located throughout Canada.
Although some aircrew training took place in other Commonwealth countries, Canada's
training facilities supplied the majority of aircrew for overseas operational service.
ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
The Royal Military College of
Canada or RMC, WAS modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point. AND
opened 1 June 1876 with 18 cadets, staffed by British military officers and one Canadian
civilian. Iis the military academy of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting
university. RMC was established in 1876. RMC is the only federal institution in Canada
with degree granting powers. The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, 1959
empowers the College to confer degrees in Arts, Science, and Engineering. Programs are
available at the undergraduate and graduate levels on site through traditional studies and
by distance learning through the Division of Continuing Studies. The RMC mission is to
educate, train and develop Officer Cadets for leadership careers of effective service in
the Canadian Forces-Canadian Forces Air Command, Canadian Forces Maritime Command and
Canadian Forces Land Force Command. Many former cadets held high military rank during
WWII, INCLUDING 4 GENERALS.
The 193945 Star was a
campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War.
The medal was awarded for operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September
The 193945 Star is a sixpointed star of yellow
copper zinc alloy, with a height of 44mm and maximum width of 38mm.