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RAF operations room plotting marker

RAF operations room plotting marker

Code: M21698a

Dimensions:W: 3.5cm (1.4")H: 11cm (4.3")

SOLD

Incredibly rare 'Raid Block' marker used  in RAF filter and sector Ops rooms during the Battle of Britain and beyond to display important information relating to the strength of an enemy raid.  The raid block itself was normally positioned at the head of the plotting path and provided information such as  strength, height and whether the aircraft were 'hostile', 'friendly' or 'unknown'.  This marker is manufactured in some form of early plastic and is riveted to a metal stem.  It would have been positioned on the raid block along with other tiles representing height, raid serial number and so on or on a separate base.  Please note you are buying one single marker.  Other markers, the block and map etc are shown for illustrative purposes only.  We have a small quantity of numbers available.  This is in distressed condition with corrosion on the stem and wear to the plastic.  A fantastic opportunity to create a small Operations room display.  If you are lucky enough to own a Sector clock then this is a must have item.  Stock code M2169a.