151 Fighter Squadron Presentation Tankard
A fine barrel shaped example, engraved "Presented to 151 Fighter Squadron by Lt. D. R. Stanley Adams, R.N. late 151 Squadron Aug. 1936 - Aug. 1938." 151 Squadron was formed in May 1918 and saw service on the Western Front but was disbanded the following year. The squadron was then reformed in 1936 at North Weald, Essex flying Gauntlets and in 1938 was the first squadron to be equipped with Hurricanes and her pilots served with distinction in the Battle of Britain. We assume Stanley Adams was a Fleet Air Arm pilot seconded to the RAF and this tankard was presented to the officers' mess when he returned to the navy. The base is stamped with various hallmarks but we cannot decipher if it is silver. It also carries the number 7112 and 41. In nice original condition. Measures 4" (11cm).