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Nameplate, 219 SQUADRON with original Enamel Badge mounted in original brass surround. Ex Southern Railway 4-6-2 Pacific, built Eastleigh December 1948 and numbered directly under the British Railways scheme 34086. Allocated to Ramsgate initially, later years saw allocation to Exmouth Junction. The loco was never rebuilt and it was finally withdrawn in June 1966 and cut up at Buttigieg in Newport. The Badge is in beautiful condition and is painted on the rear '219 Squadron 34086' by the railway and complete with steel retaining band and original felt packing beneath. It carries the Squadron Badge depicting the Deaths Head Moth and the motto beneath 'From Dusk Till Dawn', to symbolise the squadron's operational role as Night Fighters. The nameplate looks face restored long ago. Note: The Squadron was formed in August 1918 at Westgate but was disbanded shortly afterwards. On 4 October 1939, No 219 was reformed at Catterick with Blenheim fighters for shipping protection duties and became operational on 21 February 1940. It soon became fully employed on night patrols and based detachments at various points for night defence. In October 1940, the squadron moved south to protect London and began to convert to Beaufighters.

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Auction: November 2007 , Lot: 230
Sold for: £22,500
Nameplate, 219 SQUADRON With Original Enamel Badge