Original WW2 British Army Officer's Bamboo Swagger Stick - Mantell
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An original British Army officer's bamboo swagger stick which belonged to Captain John Campbell Mantell M.B.E. who served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Second World War and in Palestine.
J. C. Mantell was an officer with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and is listed in the October 1944 Gazette as and again in August 1945. In late 1944 or early 1945 he saved a number of men in his section whilst on a training exercise in Wales when a hand grenade landed in the trench he was standing in. He picked it up and got it clear of the trench and his men but wounded his hand in the process which meant he spent some months recovering. He went on to serve in Palestine where the regiment was involved in internal security operations during the Jewish Insurgency.
The swagger stick is typical of those carried by officers at the time in length and finish and is in good condition for its age.
This would make a good addition to any WW2 British Army officers kit collection for certain.