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Officer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - Click for the bigger picture

Officer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder

One of the famous bases in the RAF, Cranwell was established in 1916 as a RNAS training establishment for aircraft, kite balloons and airships but became an RAF base in 1918 and remains the center for training, both air and ground crew, up to the present day. One of the most recent graduates was HRH Prince William. The menu holder is heavily made from Elkington plate and is stamped to the base "29057" as well as various other manufacturing marks. The circular menu holder is surrounded by laurel leaves and is engraved "Officers' Mess RAF Cranwell". The item is hard to date but no doubt it could tell many stories of Cranwell mess dinners in days gone by. An ideal Christmas gift for the aviation collector in your life? Height 2" (5 cm)