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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 19:26 pm 
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Picked up a gas rattle - one of the haughty wooden ones with the metal plate on the side, and its stamped..

R.C.D. 1944 IV

Does anyone know what the RCD stands for? All I can find is the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and some Spanish Football club...!!

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Have seen similar before. Not sure about the "R" but would assume the "CD" refers to Civil Defence.

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Ah you know now you say that -thats pretty obvious!! Can't believe I didn't think of that.

So in theory RCD could be the initials of a local Civil Defence service - the R could be any county, town, district etc, that begins with an R!

Though my mate whos had a look at it, thinks it may be R.G.D. rather than R.C.D. but I cant tell if the bit of the G is part of the letter, or a coincidental groove in the grain.

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Ah you know now you say that -thats pretty obvious!! Can't believe I didn't think of that.

So in theory RCD could be the initials of a local Civil Defence service - the R could be any county, town, district etc, that begins with an R!

Though my mate whos had a look at it, thinks it may be R.G.D. rather than R.C.D. but I cant tell if the bit of the G is part of the letter, or a coincidental groove in the grain.


Take a trawl of the web and you can find similar examples also marked "RCD". So it is not a G in the middle.

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Hello,
RCD will be the makers of this rattle.
In this case I believe (guess!) that it was made by the Royal Carriage Department of The Woolwich Arsenal. Hope this gives you a start to research from, and prove me right or wrong.

All the best,
Andrew,
Homefront / Civil defence reenactor and collector.


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Hello,
RCD will be the makers of this rattle.
In this case I believe (guess!) that it was made by the Royal Carriage Department of The Woolwich Arsenal. Hope this gives you a start to research from, and prove me right or wrong.

All the best,
Andrew,
Homefront / Civil defence reenactor and collector.


Fine pedigree for it. Could be correct too. May be worth checking patents as I'm sure they would have posted one for this if they prodiced it.

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