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Would you please help to ID this dagger and decipher the meaning of engraving on its handle?

I gather it may have relation to RAF Third Tactical Air Force stationed in South East Asia during WWII. The knife may have been acquired / handmade locally by a RAF member while on leave at rest camp in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

What "87466992. Lac. Corke" may stand for?

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Leading Aircraftman Corke. The number is his service number. The rank is non commissioned  therefore more difficult to research. May find something on ancestry.

Paul

 

 

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Yes, it looks like a local - Bengali - market/tourist piece with LAC Corke has improved by the addition of his name and so on - not hard to do, presumably, if he was in an RAF workshop and had a little spare time.  Nice piece!

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