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Dear all

Images of items brought back by my old neighbour Jack.

As you can see a mixed bag he served with the Military Police he arrived in Normandy D-Day + 12 he was in Arnhem during the clearing up process and was involved taking the surrender and searching POW after the Rhine Crossing he returned  to my old Town of Stone Staffs during 1946.

The Gorget is a particular favourite of mine, the plaques are interesting souvenirs obviously produced to take back post war and the Kuban Shield is in great condition.

i have his Helmet given to me when I was about 5 years old well played with,along with the German  police cap badge and cockade they were originaly mint but have sufferd a young collectors hand (mine)

i have his records cap and CMP shoulder titlts 30 corp flash and his Records.

Plus many photos some showing him Searchng German Soldiers at Arnhem (dated) the ID card is to his Wife I have numerous other British items from same source WW 1 and WW2 The rest of the collection show hear were given to me by his Wife.

hope you all enjoy the photographs

regards

Stephen 

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Back of Flak Plack

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regards

Stephen 

 

 

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Stephen

Thank you for sharing your collection with us, and good for you for keeping all the items together for so many years.  Your neighbour Jack must have seen something in you that led him to put his wartime treasures in your safe hands.  You have done him a great  service by keeping the memory of him alive.

Regards

Brett

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Brett,Nicolas,

thank you for your nice comments Jack was ortiginaly a Londoner who worked on the Fish Markets.

his father died during WW1 and Jack was a memorable man on many levels.

he worked with my father and was  our next door neighbour until I joined up at 18.

he was a great storyteller and good friend to our family.

He saw me start collecting in my early days and was always interested in any new acquisitions I may have,often finding others who had badges to pass items on to me.

From a long our street I was given German WW2 Army belt and buckle,a SS letter some RLB items and a nice K 98 Sawback bayonet Dynamo torch. All items with history I still have them plus many British items.

Jack told me that although he brought these items back he dumped a Luger and numerous dress daggers over bord on his return to UK not trusting that his RMP uniform would get him through unchecked as it happend he was not checked and was frustrated in the loss of the daggers.

sadly his loss gave me custody of the above and I do try and keep items together as brought back much to the frustration of some of my palls.

I have now been collecting over 45 years.

Many thanks

Stephen

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