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magpie

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  1. Its finding these guys in OZ Dave im new to this side of things, the uk gear is interesting thats why i want it
  2. dads uniform 1976 era Dads cap Dads Akubra Leather holster engraved, dads service revolver was a Llama 38 Im desperately seeking a NT cap badge dad had to hand his back in them days they were numbered and accountable items but they are out there
  3. I have an old horse brass it has montys name and his head, anyone want to trade me something for it?
  4. I am looking for Police items, era anywhere from 1930s to 1980s, the kind of things Im looking for is Bobby Helmet Plates and a Helmet, plates oxy and nickel. Cap Badges anything, Collar Badges same Uniform Buttons Uniform Number Badges Whistle the long type with chain, loose chains without whistle Any old ranks At some stage I would like to assemble a bobbys uniform somewhere around 50s or 60s, I am off course interested in any other bobby bits n bobs. I have a quantity of Aussie VietNam equipment to trade if anyones keen. I missed a set of Hyatt Cuffs too with the screw key
  5. In the pic my grand dad is in the middle, his name was Harold Pannel, he joined the South Australian Police as a Cadet in 1938, he served in various roles including CIB , he was stationed at Karoonda, in 1957 working as a Bailif appointed officer he had to go to a farm at Bow Hill to sieze property to offset a debt owed by the farmer for a motor accident, he had been to the farm several times before and had stated he thought the farmer was a bit simple, so he turned up at the farm with a truck and driver they began loading rolls off wire, the farmer came out and pop was trying to make the farmer understand why they had to take the wire, the farmer returned to his house and returned with a shot gun, pop asked why he needed the rifle he said he was going to shoot a rabbit, he then pointed the rifle at pops head and fired, pop was killed instantly the farmer told the driver to piss off, he drove to Murray Bridge and raised the alarm, when the Police arrived at the farm the farmer had no idea why they were there, pops body was found under a pile of corrugated tin, the farmer named Fisher was arrested and charged with murder, he got off on the old diminished responsibility ploy he served 7 years in an asylum, my nan is 96 and to this day never remarried she remains faithfull to her husband, both her and my mother still will not talk about pop, he was the first Policeman murdered on duty in SA history, I have some old uniform buttons of his and that is all.
  6. They did on the hat badge and things like the tie bar but not on buttons and his inspectors ranks, dont ask me why that just the way they rolled lol I have his leather holster and its got the QC,
  7. My father served in the NT Police from 1971 to 1981 this is some of his stuff Ill post up more pics later
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