Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
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RAF K Dinghy Hand Paddles
Standard issue with the fighter pilot's K type single seat dinghy in WWII. These were designated with 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 pair is in issued condition with some staining to one paddle as shown. Both are stamped CQD 1096/3 1 and further stamps reading R.F.D.36;'RFD' indicating this set was made by 'RFD', which represents the company founder Reginald Foster Dagnall, who established the business in 1920. Despite not being in pristine this set gives the impression they have been issued and used so would add a touch of authenticity in an appropriate display and are priced to reflect their current condition.