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The front

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SBYRW : 29867

Unit unknown or none - A B44 Mark 1 man-pack radio which is a VHF AM man portable transceiver. It was used for communications within light Anti-Aircraft Regiments using a frequency range: 60-95MHz and three crystal controlled channels. It had an RF output of 3W, AM R/T only and a range of up to 15 miles.


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The front

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SBYRW : 29868

1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A man-pack Wireless set Number 88 (Serial number 25594) This is a wireless Set No. 88 and was a man pack VHF-FM transceiver developed in about 1947 as a replacement for the No. 38 Set. It was the first British developed tactical VHF-FM manpack set. The No. 88 Set could work to Wireless Set No. 31 and four channels marked A to D on its tuning dial correspond with those on Wireless Set No. 88 Type A. It was principally used for short range infantry communications. The No. 88 set was carried in a pouch similar to a Bren ammunition pouch, which made carrying and operation inconspicuous. The battery is carried separately in a similar pouch. Two versions were made of this set, Type A for infantry Company-Platoon use and Type B for infantry Mortar-Platoon use. Apart from the difference in frequencies and indication plate, they are distinguishable by their colours. Type A has an olive drab top panel and case, whilst Type B has a black top. Wireless Set No. 88 AFV was developed for fitting in tanks and other vehicles along with Wireless Set No. 19 for the purpose of communicating with infantry personnel equipped with Wireless Sets No. 88 Type A. The set comprised a slightly modified standard No. 88 Set Type A, powered from 12V DC by a separate Power Supply And LF Amplifier Unit No. 2. The latter also incorporated AF amplifiers raising the AF output of the No. 88 Set and vehicle harness microphones to a suitable level.


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SBYRW : 29869

Unit unknown or none - A wireless set A510 receiver (serial number 866). This was an Australian radio and the the radio set was used in Malaya together with the English made WS No.68. This is a 1943 design using octal valves, covering 3-5.2 Mcs. The A.W.A. report states that while the WS No.68 was "probably equal or better than the A510 in power and radiation efficiency, it proved at most times to be inferior in operation to the A510, because of the WS No.68 set's lack of stability, the difficulty in netting it with other sets, and because of the time it took to get it tuned and on the air". The A510 receiver has a sensitivity of 1-3 microvolts compared to 4 microvolts of the WS No.68 set. The A510 has a weight of 16 pounds which is lighter than the 34 pound WS No.68 set. With the A510 mounted on the chest in two pouches, and other gear such as ammunition, weapons, and rations carried on the back, the complete load enabled the man to stand erect. The soldier could still lie on the ground and use his weapon, with the A510 in an operating position, including whip aerial and loading coil. With the WS No.68 set and the standard metal carrier, mounted on the back with the other equipment, the soldier must lean forward to balance the total 70 pounds weight, and sways when walking.


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SBYRW : 29870

Unit unknown or none - A wireless set A510 transmitter (serial number AM149). This was an Australian radio and the the radio set was used in Malaya together with the English made WS No.68. This is a 1943 design using octal valves, covering 3-5.2 Mcs. The A.W.A. report states that while the WS No.68 was "probably equal or better than the A510 in power and radiation efficiency, it proved at most times to be inferior in operation to the A510, because of the WS No.68 set's lack of stability, the difficulty in netting it with other sets, and because of the time it took to get it tuned and on the air". The A510 receiver has a sensitivity of 1-3 microvolts compared to 4 microvolts of the WS No.68 set. The A510 has a weight of 16 pounds which is lighter than the 34 pound WS No.68 set. With the A510 mounted on the chest in two pouches, and other gear such as ammunition, weapons, and rations carried on the back, the complete load enabled the man to stand erect. The soldier could still lie on the ground and use his weapon, with the A510 in an operating position, including whip aerial and loading coil. With the WS No.68 set and the standard metal carrier, mounted on the back with the other equipment, the soldier must lean forward to balance the total 70 pounds weight, and sways when walking. (Linked to 29869)


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SBYRW : 29871

1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment - A Clansman PRC-349 which was a modern synthesised VHF/FM radio with a Frequency range of 37 to 46.95 MHz in 25 KHz spacing providing 400 possible channels and a maximum output power of 1 Watt. Frequency selection was by 3 small thumb wheel knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops. It had Clansman compatible squelch and whisper modes of operation with battery saving function. It operated from 12 VDC using 10* AA batteries inserted inside the battery cassette. The Racal Clansman PRC-349 / RT-349 is a VHF/FM transceiver intended for personal communication in combat conditions. The radio is designed to be fully compatible with the existing range of Clansman VHF equipment. This was used extensively by the Battalion in Northern Ireland. This model is marked "Beyond local repair".


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SBYRW : 29872

Unit unknown or none - A morse code key dating from the 1950s


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All the bits

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SBYRW : 29873

Unit unknown or none - Various miscellaneous items of radio communication hardware, head set and socket equipment for various types of Army radios dating from the 1950s


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SBYRW : 29874

Unit unknown or none - A Mercury Pye HF Radio telephone system. It is believed that this was once used in an army headquarters.


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The whole staff

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SBYRW : 29876

1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment - A Drum Major's ceremonial staff with a silver head which contains the regimental badge. It is inscribed ‘Presented by the WO and Sgts Mess to Corps of Drums, 1961’.


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The front

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SBYRW : 29879

4th Bn, The Rifles - A set of General purpose operations (desert) man's waistcoat equipment. This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 -2009


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SBYRW : 29880

4th Bn, The Rifles - A desert combat hat (size 59) . This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 -2009


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SBYRW : 29881

4th Bn, The Rifles - A pair of combat desert shorts. This type of clothing was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 -2009


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SBYRW : 29882

4th Bn, The Rifles - A combat jacket (tropical desert DPM) . This type of clothing was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 –2009. This was once worn by Rifleman Aston.

Person(s): Aston,, Rifleman;


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The case

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SBYRW : 29883

4th Bn, The Rifles - A pair of sand goggles in a carrying case with spare lenses. This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 –2009.


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The case

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SBYRW : 29884

4th Bn, The Rifles - A pair of second hand ICE 24 eyes-shields in a carrying case. This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in 2008 –2009.


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The case

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SBYRW : 29885

4th Bn, The Rifles - A pair of ICE 24 eyes-shields in a carrying case. This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 –2009; this pair is brand new


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SBYRW : 29886

4th Bn, The Rifles - A second hand pair of sand goggles. This type of equipment was used by the Battalion in Afghanistan in the period 2008 –2009.


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The front

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SBYRW : 29901

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - A complete set of ‘PLCE’ (Personal Load Carrying Equipment); PLCE is the current tactical webbing system of the British Army. It consists of a belt, yoke (shoulder harness) and a number of pouches. Associated with PLCE webbing is a series of other similar load carrying equipment and rucksacks (See ‘Components’). The purpose of PLCE is to hold everything a soldier needs to operate for 48 hours. This includes ammunition/weapon ancillaries, entrenching tool, bayonet, food and water (and a means to cook), NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protection and communications equipment. Soldiers will also often carry other items such as waterproof clothing and spare socks. The system was also adopted by the Danish Army in M84 camouflage and the Irish Army in Olive Green. The Irish Army currently use IPLCS (integrated protection and load carrying system) in Irish DPM which has replaced the 90 Pattern Olive Green PLCE. Many other countries use similar systems. PLCE replaced 58 Pattern webbing, which was made of olive canvas; this system was outdated by the 1980s


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SBYRW : 29903

1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment - A kit-bag used by a member of the Regiment about 1965


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SBYRW : 29924

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry - A ‘Camelbak’ DPM water carrying system. This was used by the Battalion whilst on operations in Afghanistan 2005 – 2006 on Operation Herrick. The system is designed to be carried on the soldier's back with a drinking tube coming over the shoulder enabling him to drink on the march.


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SBYRW : 29925

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry - A ‘Camelbak’ DPM water carrying system. This was used by the Battalion whilst on operations in Afghanistan 2005 – 2006 on Operation Herrick. The system is designed to be carried on the soldier's back with a drinking tube coming over the shoulder enabling him to drink on the march.


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The front view

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SBYRW : 29926

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry - A complete set of ‘PLCE’ (Personal Load Carrying Equipment); PLCE is the current tactical webbing system of the British Army. It consists of a belt, yoke (shoulder harness) and a number of pouches. Associated with PLCE webbing is a series of other similar load carrying equipment and rucksacks (See ‘Components’). The purpose of PLCE is to hold everything a soldier needs to operate for 48 hours. This includes ammunition/weapon ancillaries, entrenching tool, bayonet, food and water (and a means to cook), NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protection and communications equipment. Soldiers will also often carry other items such as waterproof clothing and spare socks. The system was also adopted by the Danish Army in M84 camouflage and the Irish Army in Olive Green. The Irish Army currently use IPLCS (integrated protection and load carrying system) in Irish DPM which has replaced the 90 Pattern Olive Green PLCE. Many other countries use similar systems. PLCE replaced 58 Pattern webbing, which was made of olive canvas; this system was outdated by the 1980s (This set has been used)


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The sling

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SBYRW : 29929

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - A white side drummer's sling as used by the Battalion from 1994 to 2007. The Regimental Badge is located on the front.


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1st Bn, Berkshire Regiment - A native battle shield. This is believed to be a Sudanese shield used in and later recovered from the Battlefield of Tofrek in 1885.


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SBYRW : 29941

Wiltshire Regiment - A pistol magazine webbing pouch (for two magazines) believed to have been used by an officer of the Regiment in Cyprus in the late 1950s.


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SBYRW : 29942

Wiltshire Regiment - A Bass Drummer's harness used to carry the bass drum and used by the Regiment probably in the late 1950s.


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The front of the spoon

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SBYRW : 29947

1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A large spoon manufactured by M. Hunter and son and stamped with the army number 959 – 1 Wts. The soldiers name is not known, but the unit is the 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. It is believed to date back to the 1890s.


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SBYRW : 29949

Wiltshire Regiment - A brass bed plate used by the Regiment before the 1st World War. This plate has not been allocated and, as a result, is a blank copy apart from the Regimental Badge.


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SBYRW : 29951

66th Regiment - The remains of the colour staff pike head for the Regiment's Colours that were discontinued in 1872. The Colours that followed were lost at Maiwand.


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SBYRW : 29961

1st Bn, Berkshire Regiment - A dervish hair comb recovered after the Battle of Tofrek on the 22nd March 1885.


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The front of the clock

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SBYRW : 31457

Unit unknown or none - A carriage clock presented to Colour Sergeant Welch, by members of the Sergeant Mess, 52nd Light Infantry, on his retirement from the service in April 1911. It is believed that this soldier had some sort of connection with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.

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SBYRW : 31866

4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A carved stick produced by an inmate at the Belson concentration camp after the liberation by British Troops in 1945. The Battalion assisted and the headquarter company carriers assisted in burning down a number of huts. It is believed one of the inmates carved this as a thank you.


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The whole mace

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SBYRW : 31973

5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Drum Major's mace. It exhibits the cap badge of the 10th London Regiment as that was its designation until 1936. At that time the London Regiments were affiliated to Line Regiments, in this case they became the 5th Battalion.


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The head of the mace

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SBYRW : 31974

4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A Drum Major's mace presented by Lieutenant Colonel G. Wort in 1956. This mace is not in good order.

Person(s): Wort, G, Major;


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The head of the mace

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SBYRW : 31975

2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A Drum Major's mace presented by Mr and Mrs R.G. Sutton in 1948. This mace is not in good order.

Person(s): Sutton, R G, Mr;


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The head of the mace

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SBYRW : 31976

Royal Berkshire Regiment -A Drum Major's mace used by one of the Battalions after the 1st World War. It lists most of the Regimental battle honours both on the head and down the shaft. The mace is in bad order.


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The whole mace

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SBYRW : 31977

7th Wiltshire Regiment - A Drum Major's mace presented to the Battalion by Lieutenant Colonel KPO Oliphant in 1941. The Battalion was a war raised unit and did not see active service as a unit, although many men who served in the Battalion did. The mace is in poor condition

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The whole mace

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SBYRW : 31978

Wiltshire Militia - A Drum Major's mace used around 1879.. The mace is in bad order with the top missing.


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The head of the mace

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SBYRW : 31979

1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Drum Major's mace used around 1925.. The mace is in bad order.


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The head of the mace

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SBYRW : 31980

2nd Volunteer Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Drum Major's mace used around 1900.


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The bugle

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SBYRW : 32418

2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A bugle, together with the original dress cords, carried and used by 2406 Private A. Gibbs who was attached to the Battalion's Mounted Infantry Company. He can be seen with this bugle in Object number 32416

Person(s): Gibbs, A, Private;


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The gasmask case

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SBYRW : 33265

Unit unknown or none - A civilian 2nd World War respirator issued in the county of Wiltshire for use in potential gas attacks. This one is a small size issued for a child and used by a Master Keith Newton.

Person(s): Newton, K, Mr;


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The gasmask case with instructions for care

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SBYRW : 33266

Unit unknown or none - A civilian 2nd World War respirator issued in the county of Wiltshire for use in potential gas attacks. This one is a medium one size issued for a child and used by a Miss Mary Newton.

Person(s): Newton, M, Miss;


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The compass case open

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SBYRW : 33267

Wiltshire Regiment - A webbing compass case carried sometime in the 1950s


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SBYRW : 33273

4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - An identity disc for W. Archer, whose regmental number was 3130. It is believed that he rejoined for the 1st World War after many years of service in the 2nd Battlion having retired in 1910 as Sergeant 1255 William Archer.

Person(s): Archer, W, Mr;


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SBYRW : 33274

2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A canvas kitbag belonging to Sergeant 1255 William Archer. It is marked up with a station of Portsmouth which is from where the Battalion embarked for South Africa in 1899.

Person(s): Archer, W, Mr;


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SBYRW : 33992

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A canvas holdall containing six assorted scalpels, one mini hammer, one pair of tweezers and a metal prod. It was in the effects of Sergeant 9877 (should be 9277) Frederick Reginald Siney. It is marked within with the letters RBR and the number S332055. It clearly has Regimental connections but its use is not clear at this time. [NOTE – its possible it could be connected to his later Home Guard service]

Person(s): Siney, F R, Sergeant;


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The goggles case

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SBYRW : 34036

3rd Bn, The Rifles - A pair of AVS Goggles Gen 3, a type used by men of the Battalion in Afghanistan in 2010


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The front armour

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SBYRW : 34037

3rd Bn, The Rifles - A set of Osprey Body Armour cover DPM Desert Mark 2 of a type used by men of the Battalion in Afghanistan in 2010


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SBYRW : 34038

3rd Bn, The Rifles - A set of Osprey Body Armour fillers (front and back) of a type used by men of the Battalion in Afghanistan in 2010.


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