Headphones set from RAAF Flying Officer M D Freudenstein 640 Squadron RAF

Accession Number REL25326
Collection type Technology
Object type Aircraft component
Physical description Metal; Bakelite; Canvas.
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

The headphone set was used by Flying Officer M D Freudenstein RAAF, who served with 640 Squadron RAF (Wellington Bombers) during World War II 1939-1945. The set was used with flying helmet type C, 1942 pattern and type C general purpose pattern.

History / Summary

RAF Headphones and microphone set for use with flying helmet type C 1942 pattern and type C General Purpose pattern. Set consists of a metal microphone (on/off switch), two bakelite headphones, and a plug and switch component. All are connected to one another by a textile covered cable. Markings: 'REF. No./ 10A/12570/ ON/ OFF' is stamped on microphone, words 'A 'crown' M ', switch' LOW/ HIGH/ A 'crown' M/ 10A/13163' are stamped on headphone.