Home made escape compass by aircrew??


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    Home made escape compass by aircrew??

    Post by Avro683 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:16 pm

    Hi Guy's, would this be a home made compass for use by aircrew? It was found during an aircraft recovery operation but it doesnt appear to me to be a standard a RAF RCAF issue item note the hand painted letters??? Also it has a compass face on both sides...


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    Re: Home made escape compass by aircrew??

    Post by kozowy1967 on Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:05 pm

    IMO this compass would have been a private purchase item and very probably custom made perhaps by a jeweler of the time worn as a necklace or possibly a watch fob
    I could not think of a better good luck token perhaps given by a loved one so that the airman would not lose his way.

    Regards Mark

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