WW2 Hand Carved Very Large Double-Sided Wooden Plaque for R.A.M.C. No.1 West African Training Wing Nigeria 1944
Here on offer is a WW2 period hand carved very large double-sided wooden Plaque, relating to the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.) of the No1 West African Training Wing, based at Enugu, Nigeria, at Christmas 1944.
The Plaque itself has been skilfully hand carved from one solid piece of hardwood, possibly African rosewood and on one side depicts the crowned badge of the “Royal Army Medical Corps” next to a tall coconut palm tree.
Also carved on it are the words:
NO1 WEST AFRICAN TRAINING WING
ENUGU 1944 NIGERIA.
On the other side is a large coconut palm tree with a crown above it and an elephant at its base.
It is also carved with a number of names:
I guess of serving nurses based out there at the time.
Along with the words:
XMAS GREETINGS FROM WEST AFRICA 1944
This is a really unusual and rare plaque that warrants further researching.
The Plaque measures 16.75” (42.5cm) high by 11.75” (29.8cm) wide and weighs a heavy 850g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country.
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