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Unmarked case used for .32 in Model 1897/1903 Colt self-loading pistol carried by General (later Field Marshal) Sir Gerald Templer, Malaya, 1952-1954

Mahogany case with green baize, containing two magazines and a carton of Kynoch .32 in ammunition (50 rounds).

Card in case: 'The .32 Colt revolver and ammunition in this case was one of about 20 purchased by me when I was GSO I (1(b)) at GHQ, BEF. It was necessary for some of my officers to/ have a small automatic in their pockets on a good many occasions. I carried this one throughout the War, and when I was High Commissioner and Director of Operations in Malaya it never left my side. It was under my pillow every night whilst I was in country, ready and cocked.'

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NAM. 1998-01-118-2


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