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Posted: 12/14/2013 5:44:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 5:44:44 AM EST by kentucky_smith]
Going through my grandfather's stuff and found this. Papaw was MP in USAF from 1950-1954. I don't think it was Air Force issue, but seem to remember something about a bobby giving it to him while he was stationed in England for most of his service. Most of his that he escorted military prisoners across the English Channel. I have a couple of reams of his case files as well.

Anyone recognize it? Anything of note? He always kept it near the front door in the coat closet.


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:55:23 AM EST
it appears to be made of some sort of wood.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:57:13 AM EST
This is a ww2 era South African baton, for reference.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:58:44 AM EST
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This is a ww2 era South African baton, for reference.

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/181/981181_091116161914_DSC04467.JPG
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Groove profile is different.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:00:07 AM EST
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Groove profile is different.
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Originally Posted By shade_1313:
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
This is a ww2 era South African baton, for reference.

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/181/981181_091116161914_DSC04467.JPG
Groove profile is different.


Here's a British one.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:06:55 AM EST
Nice skull crackers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:10:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
Originally Posted By shade_1313:
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
This is a ww2 era South African baton, for reference.

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/181/981181_091116161914_DSC04467.JPG
Groove profile is different.


Here's a British one.

http://www.belowstairs.co.uk/acatalog/Antique%20Rosewood%20Police%20Trunecheon%20PT­60.jpg
Looks pretty close.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:24:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
Originally Posted By shade_1313:
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
This is a ww2 era South African baton, for reference.

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/181/981181_091116161914_DSC04467.JPG
Groove profile is different.


Here's a British one.

http://www.belowstairs.co.uk/acatalog/Antique%20Rosewood%20Police%20Trunecheon%20PT­60.jpg

Looks right. Bobby's stick?

Found this on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/British-Original-Vintage-Truncheon-Leather/dp/B00655DHXQ



Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:29:05 AM EST
Where was he stationed? My Dad was Air police during that time. I believe he was stationed at Laken Heath. It was a SAC base.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:30:43 AM EST


What knockers!!!


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:37:33 AM EST
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Where was he stationed? My Dad was Air police during that time. I believe he was stationed at Laken Heath. It was a SAC base.
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Sounds right. I'll have to drag the paperwork out.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:41:22 AM EST
That right there is hickory shampoo.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:49:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 6:50:20 AM EST by Windustsearch]
Here's one from the good old US of A.



It was my dads. He wasn't much of wash, rinse, and repeat kind of guy. But if he hit someone in the shin with it, they usually went down like he wanted them to. He got a thicker plastic one a little later and used that one much longer.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:52:10 AM EST
Batter up!
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