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Note. Under war time regulations the use of brass for non essential purposes was forbidden, and thus decorative items made from brass during World War 11 are virtually non existent, A small amount of low grade scrap brass was used for such things Ash trays , such as this, and bottle openers.
To whom it may concern. I joined kent County Constabulary on 21st June 1961, and after training school was transferred to Sittingbourne. On the 14th Nov 1961, I was posted to Chartwell in Kent, where as one of four constables I commenced duty. We were there to provide 24hour security for the Right Hon Winston Churchill. During this time we were under the control of Miss Grace Hamlin, who was private sec to Sir Winston Churchill. During this timeI was assisting Miss Hamlin in the Muniment Room in the basement and because of the help I had provided the household, she gave me a Cuban cigar and a brass ashtray in the shape of a Bulldogs face, which I believe was an un-needed gift to the family sometime previously. Yours Sincerely, Victor percy.
|Height||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|
|Width||2.00 cm||(0.79 inches)|