RAF operations room raid block strength plaques  '0 - 9'

RAF operations room raid block strength plaques '0 - 9'

Code: Various

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Raid Strength Plaques.  Headquarters Fighter Command Reference No. B.A.  Rare 'Raid Block' plaques used in RAF Filter and Sector Operations Rooms during the Battle of Britain and beyond to display important information relating 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'.  These red plastic plaques measures approximately  1" x 0.65" / 25 x 16mm, each with a number engraved on it and infilled with white paint.  They would have been positioned on the raid block along with other tiles representing height, raid designation and so on.  They fit both the metal and wooden style blocks as shown but please note you are buying one set of ten plaques including '0' '1' '2' '3' '4' '5' '6' '7' '8' '+', the block is shown for illustrative purposes only.  These are from a number of more basically made plaques we have available, they are not as nicely finished as the printed type but totally original.  A fantastic opportunity to create a small Operations Room display.  Stock code - Various.

Note - this lot includes 10 separate plaques as shown.