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Date/Report Number …..120612.FN21HY.04 Item:  1939 BRITISH CROWN AIR MINISTRY WATCH BOX
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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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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED
WARRANTED
REMOVABLE
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

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

 

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11 x 9 INCHES

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NOTE THE UPPER RIGHT IS SIMPLY AN ILLUSION FROM THE LIGHT

MARKED WITH 60 SECONDS
AND A THIRTY MINUTE UPPER SUB DIAL

 

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THE CASE BACK IS AWESOME

CROWN
A.M.
[CROWN AIR MINISTRY]
6B/117
[Air Ministry Stopwatch]
2632/39
[Watch Number /Year]

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DUAL CASE BACKS
WITH
INNER DUST AND MOISTURE

 

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BOTH HINGED

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7 JEWEL MOVEMENT

FULLY OVERHAULED

 

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BOTH CASE BACKS CLOSE TIGHT

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World War I

No. 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

No. 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.


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TWO RCAF PILOTS ENGLAND 1939


The Second World War

The outbreak of the Second World War saw the RCAF fielding eight of its eleven permanent operational squadrons, but by October 1939 15 squadrons were available (12 for homeland defense, three for overseas service).

There were over 20 types of aircraft at this point, over half being for training or transport, and the RCAF started the war with only 29 front-line fighter and bomber aircraft. The RCAF reached peak strength of 215,000 (all ranks) in January 1944.

By the end of the war, the RCAF would be the fourth largest allied air force.] Approximately 13,000 RCAF personnel were killed while on operations, or died as prisoners of war. Another 4000 died during training or from other causes.

During the war, the RCAF was involved in three areas: the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), home defense, and overseas operations.

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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.[29] 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.

Schools included initial training schools, elementary flying training schools, service flying training schools, flying instructor's schools, general reconnaissance schools, operational training units, wireless schools, bombing and gunnery schools, a flight engineers' school, air navigation schools, air observer schools, radio direction finding (radar) schools, specialist schools, and a few supplementary schools. The BCATP contributed over 130,000 aircrew to the war effort

Overseas operations
Forty-eight RCAF squadrons were involved in overseas operational duties in Britain, northwest Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. These squadrons participated in most roles, including fighter, fighter intruder, reconnaissance, anti-shipping, anti-submarine, strategic bombing, transport, and fighter-bomber. RCAF squadrons often included non-RCAF personnel, and RCAF personnel were also members of Royal Air Force (RAF) squadrons.[32]

The RCAF played key roles in the Battle of Britain, antisubmarine warfare during the Battle of the Atlantic, the bombing campaigns against German industries (notably with No. 6 Group, RAF Bomber Command), and close support of Allied forces during the Battle of Normandy and subsequent land campaigns in northwest Europe. RCAF squadrons and personnel were also involved with operations in Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Malta, Ceylon, India, and Burma.

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ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
MOTTO
TRUTH - DUTY - HONOUR

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.

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The 1939–45 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 1945.

    Army personnel had to complete 6 months service in an operational command. Airborne troops qualified if they had participated in any airborne operations and had completed 2 months service in a fully operational unit.

    Air Force personnel had to participate in operations against the enemy providing that 2 months service had been completed in an operational unit. Non-aircrew personnel had to complete 6 months service in an area of (overseas) operational army command.

    Naval personnel qualified if they completed 6 months service, and at least 1 voyage was made through an operational area.

    Royal Observer Corps personnel for service of 1080 days.

The 1939–45 Star is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy, with a height of 44mm and maximum width of 38mm.

The obverse has a central design of the Royal Cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The 1939–45 Star'.

The reverse is plain, with the recipient's name impressed only for Australians and South Africans.

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