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Air Ministry chess / backgammon board

Code: M20456

Dimensions:W: 38cm (15")H: 38cm (15")


By R. Turner Ltd.  Stores reference 293/KC/42.  Folding board approximately 38 x 38cm constructed from linen covered wood.  One side is coloured for use as a chess/draughts board, the reverse for backgammon.   Gold blocked with manufacturer's details, Air Ministry King's crown, reference code and 1941 date.  Shows use and wear  - mostly to the outer side (chess/draughts), the inner being protected when not in use.  A very unsual find.  Picture this on a RAF station being played with as the pilots await a scramble or 'Op'.  The only example we've ever seen.   Please note that the playing pieces shown in some of the photographs are not included in the sale.  Stock code M20456.

Air Ministry chess / backgammon board