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Stock No. 4790
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Royal Auxiliary Air Force 609 Squadron Pewter Tankard - Click for the bigger picture

Royal Auxiliary Air Force 609 Squadron Pewter Tankard

609 (West Riding) was formed in 1936 originally as a Bomber Squadron but in 1938 transferred to fighters and was issued with Mk. I Spitfires in 1939. 609 participated at Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain from Middle Wallop. They destroyed 46 enemy aircraft in August 1940 and by October the squadron became the first to achieve 100 kills. In 1941 they were transferred to Biggin Hill and in 1942 to Duxford, now flying Typhoons and supported the D Day Landings. The tankard features the squadron crest, Kings Crown and moto "Tally Ho"! It also features a GR VI stamp, 43 and capacity mark. Some minor dings but a fabulous souvenir from a Battle of Britain fighter squadron. Measures 5" (12.5cm)