Unusual Canadian made torch

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    Tankermike
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    Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by Tankermike on Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:26 pm

    Here is an unusual piece, a Canadian signal torch with a Morse code switch.

    The only way to operate the torch was to hold the Morse code switch down.

    The end cap has the following stamped "CCB" "Made in Canada" "AP16001" and a "C arrow".

    I was told these were used for beach landing operations (D-Day?), the closest I could find to matching this was a description "Admiralty signal torch"

    Apparently different beach landing zones had different light codes, this one has a blue glass filter.

    Unfortunately the bulb and spring to hold the batteries are lost.






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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by barriefield-brian on Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:44 pm

    Very cool. Have never seen one before. Cheers Brian
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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by ypres on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:56 pm

    These were used by the ARP in Canada .... (maybe the AP is Admiralty Pattern or Air Precautions ?). This type of light did see some service at Dieppe. There is a photo of a German carrying a captured one. I think this link may have an image of a similar light ... Its in this guys belt. This is not the image I remember so there may be another photo....

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/41818881@N06/8514789989/in/photostream/

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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:31 am

    Wow, never seen a Canadian-marked signal torch like this before! Very cool! 2 thumbs up
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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:32 am

    Could it be for RCN use?
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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by LSR on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:36 am


    Here is one used on D-day
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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:31 am

    I had to look really hard to see it. I thought I was looking for a pen-light sized item. WOW i was wrong.

    Interesting to see all the different kit-outs these guys have.


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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:18 am

    Yes, its a big flashlight, made from brass, it looks like it takes three D size batteries, or 1940's equivalent.

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    Re: Unusual Canadian made torch

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:26 pm

    neat piece of equipment and good photo of it on the pack

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