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WW1 Sopwith makers plate


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An Australian mate recently sent me a pic of an unusual find.


A Sopwith designed product built by Ruston Proctor Ltd. What could it be ?

A little research soon provided a likely suspect.


Lady munitionettes with a newly built Sopwith Camel, at Lincoln during WW1.   

Ruston Proctor built these planes under license at a ( recently demolished ) factory in Lincoln.

How did this lable get as far as Australia ? It was probably 'souvenired' from a plane wreck in France and taken home in an AEF back back !

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