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  • Home Guard improvised short sword

    Home Guard improvised short sword

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 792

    Blade form: long single-edged parallel-sided blade of flattened oval section. Tip is fashioned into crudely formed angled spear point. The blade is improvised from a long heavy steel bar.

  • Practice 8lb Shell for 3in OSB Gun (Smith Gun)

    Practice 8lb Shell for 3in OSB Gun (Smith Gun)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3307

    Second World War British practice shell which formed part of the equipment for the Smith Gun, one of the several different forms of 'pipe gun' produced in Great Britain in 1940 as rapid replacements for the large numbers of conventional guns...

  • [fighting knife - improvised from electrical conduit pipe]

    [fighting knife - improvised from electrical conduit pipe]

    part of "improvised knife with pipe cover/handle" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 712.1

    ORIGINAL. Hilt form: ingenious but uncomfortable grip formed from a modified T-piece section of electrical conduit piping. All three apertures of the T-piece are threaded, the blade tang being fitted within the top bar of the 'T' and secured...

  • pipe cover/handle for improvised fighting knife

    pipe cover/handle for improvised fighting knife

    part of "improvised knife with pipe cover/handle" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 712.2

    Short straight length of metal electrical conduit pipe, externally threaded at one end, the other being enclosed by a band of brass. Khaki paint finish.

  • tie, Home Guard

    tie, Home Guard

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10410

    Navy blue tie with stripes consisting of a thin silver and thick maroon and green stripe running down the length of the tie.

  • Defence Medal (1939-1945)

    Defence Medal (1939-1945)

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 7615

    Miniature Defence Medal (1939-1945) with ribbon. Part of a set of 5 miniature medals (OMD 7611 - OMD 7615).

  • pike, Home Guard, bayonet blade

    pike, Home Guard, bayonet blade

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 4247

    Long metal tube (25mm diameter) with an unfullered and unmarked bayonet blade (similar to that for the India pattern bayonet for the SMLE) crudely welded to one end. Identical to WEA 4245.

  • club wooden, Home Guard

    club wooden, Home Guard

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Airwork Ltd 1941-07

    WEA 2004

    Second World War period concussive weapon made by Airwork Ltd on instruction of HM Government for use in home defence against possible German invasion.

  • pike, Home Guard, bayonet blade

    pike, Home Guard, bayonet blade

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 4245

    Long metal tube (25mm diameter) with an unfullered and unmarked bayonet blade (similar to that for the India pattern bayonet for the SMLE) crudely welded on the end.

  • Defence Medal (1939-1945)

    Defence Medal (1939-1945)

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 6599

    Second World War camapign medal awarded to Robert William George Martin, Home Guard. A certificate of thanks and acknowledgement of his service (from 12 June 1940 to 31 December 1944) is held in the acquisition file.

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