info on binocular case

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  1. Hello, new member trying to find out if anyone can idetify these letters/numbers on a ww1 binocular case.

    Sergeant F D Johnson 514 or 314 AAS/L CO, RE (T)

    Any help much appreciated,

    Lockesboy out.
     
  2. Anti-aircraft Searchlight Company, Royal Engineers?
    From 1915, they were used in the London area to search for Zeppelins and other aircraft.

    (T) = Territorial?

    http://www.remuseum.org.uk/corpshistory/rem_corps_part14.htm


    Possibly a tenuous link, now in WW2 (no reason why a WW1 case wouldn't find it's way into WW2):

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/allied-units/19936-34th-queens-own-west-kent-searchlight-regiment-ra.html


    More info on Royal Engineer searchlight units: http://www.skylighters.org/otherunits/britsl.html
     
  3. Hi puttesinmyhands,

    yes I thought the letters AA reffered to Anti Aircraft and RE for Royal Engineers but was stuck on S/L and T.

    Many thanks for your help on the matter,

    Lockesboy.