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compass; (Type 06A), liquid-filled, with built-in illuminating torch, and luminous sight

6A/1248 TYPE 06A No 51289H (inwhite on the rim) MANU unsigned circa 1944? unknown [UK] This hand held observers compass was used by the Navy and the RAF. The floating compass dial is incribed in reverse, suggesting that it was intended to be viewed in a mirror. The luminous paint on the sight is significantly radioactive.