RAF operations room barrage balloon marker

RAF operations room barrage balloon marker

Code: DFNB-1

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Incredibly rare barrage balloon marker as used in RAF Filter and Sector Operations Rooms during the Battle of Britain and beyond to display the position of these vital defensive measures.  The marker is approximately 10cm tall with a weighted metal base and a wire rod to which a thin steel barrage balloon silhouette is attached.  Below this a steel sleeve allows the addition of a raid plaque, in this case a blue plastic tile with the letters 'TL' marked in white.  The base has salt (?) corrosion deposits and there is other surface corrosion in places but the marker is extremely unusual and displays very well.  A fantastic opportunity to create a small Operations Room display.  Stock code DFNB-1.

NB. Map not included.