Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another tidbit arrives

I was reminded today about the utility of maintaining this blog, as a European visitor and collector of LRDG/SAS insignia and other memorabilia wrote to me via email.

We exchanged several emails across the day, and he shared some interesting facts with me regarding Sadler. It seems that this visitor has corresponded closely with Jonathan Pittaway, co-author of "LRDG Rhodesia". I've corresponded with Pittaway as well, and gained some resources in the process.

With luck, this contact will put me closer to finding closure to a number of questions.

I also ran across an Ebay auction for a Howard Sun Compass that offered a copy of azimuth tables that I have been looking for a long time now. Hopefully, I will be able to score a copy of that, even though it only covers 30 deg N to 30 deg S in latitude.

Today's research drifting also came across a posting on Military from Kuno Gross. he seems to have come across a working replica of a Bagnold Sun Compass, so now I am on the hunt to see if he has information regarding his source. Hmmm, an interesting day indeed.