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Hi my name is Shawn from Durban South Africa and i am a collector specializing and interested in the ww2 North African and Italian campaign.

It started with inheriting some war memorabilia from my parents, my great grandfather fought and died at the battle Delville wood in WW1, my uncle was a SAAF pilot in the North African campaign in WW2 and my father was a lookout for U boat activity off the coast of Durban in KwaZulu Natal during WW2.


My uncle Lieutenant Andy Van Aardt(SAAF) who was seconded to RAF 112 Squadron in Sicily and Italy 1945.
He flew a Mustang P51, featuring the aircraft nose art with the shark mouth design and was shot down twice and survived the war with a steel plate in his head.
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Thanks to the internet i have been able to research the items i have and along the way managed to learn a great deal of history and a deep respect for the role they played in these conflicts.
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