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    jholl72
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    Latest Pick ups.

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:34 pm

    Hey guys,
    Picked this stuff up before Christmas but just got it in today. Some pretty neat stuff in this one that I didn't have in my collection before. The Dutch English dictionary, soap dish, chocolate ration, sterilization kit, can opener and the parachute for the parachute flare are the items I needed for my collection.
    If anyone can fill me in on the acronyms from the inside of the dictionary I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Post by ledfut on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:01 pm

    Nice pickup!

    If you would consider possibly selling the beret, PM me.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:19 pm

    Awesome find as usual! I may have to move to Ontario soon hmmm pretty dry around here.


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    Post by jholl72 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:03 pm

    Hey Dale,
    If you ever make it out here, I will take you around to my favourite spots. This is my first buy since the auction load, a hit from my wanted ad.
    Turns out the grenade pin is from a sticky bomb, courtesy of SMP on WAF.


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    Post by jholl72 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:06 pm

    Sticky Bomb or Grenade, Hand, No 74 Mark I

    An anti-tank bomb developed from November 1939. Glass body covered in sticky material and containing a nitro-glycerine based explosive. Metal protective covers. An early poultice (or squash head) charge. Hand thrown with a 4 second fuze.

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    Post by Darrell on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:44 am

    Hi Jeff

    You wrote:...If anyone can fill me in on the acronyms from the inside of the dictionary I would greatly appreciate it.

    Don H. Moore's Regimental Number (G-17218) falls within Military District #7 (NB) and was amongst the number block assigned to the Carelton and York Regiment. No idea if he stayed with them.

    As for the other writings:

    HqRS is obviously Headquarters and CAAE seems to be his way of saying he was Canadian Army (Active) in Europe. "CASF" or "CA(A)" were, I believe, more official ways of putting it.

    No idea or hits as to what the others are. 2nd C.B.R.G. or D.A.P.M's BR. is.

    Bearing in mind he was likely in Holland at the end of hostilities and could have been part of some sort of immediate post-war repatriation organization as either a repat or repatter. Farley Mowat even created his own Unit in Holland while awaiting re-pat!! :lol:

    Hope that is of some small help.

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    Post by Bill on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:48 pm

    The one abbreviation may be C A A F, which would be Canadian Army Active Force.
    D.A.P.M. Br. is Deputy Assistant Provost Marshall Branch.

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    Post by Darrell on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:42 pm

    Hi

    I guess it is an "F" then. Good eye. :)

    And thanks on the DAPM Br too. New one for me.

    Guess he was a long way from the Carleton and Yorks!!

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    Post by jholl72 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:48 pm

    Some great information, there guys. Thanks Bill and Darrell! 2 thumbs up


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    Post by Bill on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:14 am

    Found another explanation for the DAPM. District Assistant Provost Marshall.
    And, it may be Headquarters, 2 Canadian Base Reinforcement Group? (The source I have indicates Depot? but?)

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    Post by George G on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:08 am

    Hello,

    Is that a flare with the parachute? How was it fired?



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    Post by jholl72 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:15 am

    Hi George,
    The flare was attached to the parachute, it is no longer there. The flare and chute were packed inside the mortar round which you see in the pics. The round is then dropped into the mortar and it is discharged like a normal mortar.


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