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(Photos courtesy Carol Rogna, click to enlarge)

"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.

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