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  • British Army 264 (SAS) Signals Squadron Clock

    Superb Cold War era military clock that was designed to be used in the field, by The Royal Corps of Signals; one of the combat support arms of the British army. Signals units are among the first into action, providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all operations:
    The clock is mounted in a heavy duty square faced cast aluminium alloy case with bronze mounted carry handle and has a front aluminium cover plate to provide waterproofing and protection to the clock face when needed. This removable front panel is then fitted to the back of the clock case when not required. The clock face is covered with a window of shockproof perspex. It is calibrated in 24hr local time with an additional Greenwich Mean-time dial for annotating signals with GMT. Made to military specification by English clock makers Smiths, it has an eight-day wind up mechanism with winding key attached and stored internally next to the clock face. Circa 1955.
    For decorative purposes the aluminium case has been stripped of it's enamel paint and polished to a mirror finish.

    This clock came from 264 (SAS) Squadron who provide dedicated communications support to 22 Special Air Service. Often deploying alongside the Sabre Squadrons, these signallers ensure that the SAS can communicate in a secure and reliable fashion not just within the Squadron's area of operations but also with Hereford, their home base.
    The men of 264 (SAS) Signals are part of the Royal Corps of Signals and although they have not gone through SAS selection, they do have to pass the Special Forces Communicator (SFC) selection course. 264 (SAS) Signals includes a Communications Troop and four signal troops, each of which attaches to one of the four 22 SAS Sabre Squadrons (A,B,D or G).

    Dimensions: 29 cm/11⅜ inches x 29 cm/11⅜ inches x 11 cm/4⅜ inches.
    Weight: 9 Kg/19 lb 13.4 oz
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    Price £5,000-10,000

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