A WWII RAF Steamer Trunk Metal Case
Walking round an antique shop today I was stopped in my tracks by something I thought really special.
It spoke of local tales spread far and wide - whose was it and where had it been . . .
I couldn’t help but be fascinated by this, personal/social history, local history and military history all in one black metal box . . .
It truly does speak of adventure, travel in the 1930s and 1940s always does to me, but in this case it meant untold danger as well - where was Leading Aircraftman R. Walker of Scunthorpe bound for ?
I simply cannot look at something like this and let it pas me by, it says so much and in many ways it saddens me to see it for sale but before it becomes a bit of interior design for a year or two let’s see if we can do LAC Walker a bit of justice.
R.Walker ~ 1658841
40 Gurnell Street
That’s certainly a much better start than we’ve had before in our investigations and I’ve deliberately not done any research at all so we can hopefully let it unfold if and when we can find anything out.
The case or trunk is of metal construction, a bit like a safety deposit box, roughly a metre long and half a metre deep, sturdy construction with hasp and staple.
Clearly designed for the journey by sea to some far off RAF airbase in and around the World War 2 period.
I hope you can see what I saw in this and that you don’t feel it;’s a waste of time writing it up . . .
All the best