Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
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RAF K Type Dinghy Hand Paddles
Standard issue with the fighter pilot's K type single seat dinghy in WWII. These were issued against stores reference number 27C/1906 and were constructed from rubber stretched over a simple metal frame.
The user would insert his hands and wrist between the paddle and the elastic retaining bands and use to propel the dinghy through the water. This is a good matched pair stamped with both stamped CQD 1096/3 and further stamps reading R.F.D.38 'RFD' indicating this set was made by 'RFD, which represents the company founder Reginald Foster Dagnall, who established the business in 1920. The reverse side is marked '35'. These are a matched pair and in excellent issued condition with just minor wear to the elastic section and age related storage marks.