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WW2 RAF/SOE Collar Stud Escape Compass

A WW2 RAF/SOE shirt collar stud, 'Escape Compass'.

A clever idea of hiding an escape compass, issued to some RAF Aircrew.

The Compass glass face would have been painted white, so as to hide it.
If the compass was needed, the paint would simply be scraped off using a finger nail.

This example has half the covering paint remaining to illustrate this.

It comes with a wartime RAF, Air Ministry marked shirt collar for display purposes.

Compass is in a working condition.