"I( thought you might like to see what recently surfaced in
Nottingham," wrote Carlos Rogna. "It was recently offered to a
dealer from a local in Nottingham, near to Wollaston Park. Further
details are arriving in the post. The dealer who I purchased this
from gave a full guarantee of originality, and has been known and
respected in the Notts area for |
"So far," Carlos continued, " it can
only be assumed that this was given to a Nottingham resident from a
grateful 'visitor', possibly after the war, as a number returned after
hostilities ended, but of course you already know that. Will give
you any further info as and when it comes in."
Of greatest interest is the image at right which has
stencil markings as "HQ COY 508 PIR 82 AB". There is an open
question as to whether the abbreviation "COY" may be more apropos to
England than America.