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A Second War Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Duffle Bag

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A Second War Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Duffle Bag

A Second War Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Duffle Bag - Fabricated from a thick khaki canvas, screen-printed with the red, white and blue Royal Air Force roundel (which the Royal Canadian Air Force used until after the Second World War), an eagle printed in black ink above the roundel and inscribed "RCAF" in black capitals letters below the roundel, the owner's service number "R64032" inscribed in thick black marker reading vertically below the RCAF insignia, an 85 mm long vent along the seam at the top, a thick drawstring rope fed through twelve brass eyelets along the top edge, measuring 540 in height x 235 mm in diameter at the base, exhibiting the expected wear from active use, minor interruptions in the fabric, soiled, better than fine.   Footnote: Robert Hector Ramsay was from Vancouver, British Columbia and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force on March 30, 1940 in Galt, Ontario. Flight Sergeant Robert Hector Ramsay (R64032) was Mention in Despatches while with No. 424 Squadron, the recommendation issued on July 17, 1944, at which point he had served seventeen and a half months in Canada and thirty-four months in the United Kingdom. The announcement appeared in the London Gazette of January 1, 1945 and in AFRO 379/45 of March 2, 1945 (AFRO stating his unit as No. 63 Base): "Flight Sergeant Robert Hector Ramsay has displayed marked skill in his trade, and has been outstanding as a leader of men placed under his command. During times of stress when it was essential to maintain a high degree of serviceability, Flight Sergeant Ramsay obtained the cheerful co-operation of all concerned. Through his own outstanding efforts, he has set a high and fine example to his fellow men." (C:4)    
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