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New Acme Airborne Cricket Paratrooper WW2 clicker US Army USA D-Day Normandy ww2
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05 Jul, 2014 07:29:04 AEST
GBP 25.99
Approximately AU $46.15(including postage)
GBP 8.50 (approx. AU $15.09) Royal Mail International Signed | See details
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab

Signalling Device


World War II (1939-1945)

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Country/ Organization:

United States

There are no disallowed symbols on display nor do I support any Ebay disallowed organisation. Quote from Ebays rules for ALLOWED postings: * WWII memorabilia that does not bear the disallowed WW2 German markings. I will send this Cricket to USA, Europe and worldwide, so please feel free to bid! Note for Ebay Trust & Safety: This is a British made WW2 Airborne Clicker and is 100% Allowed on Ebay - Please DO NOT REMOVE

New Brass Acme Airborne Cricket Paratrooper WW2 WWII clicker US Army Band of Brothers

This clicker or clacker is brand new and comes with a free presentation box.

USA (British Made) WW2 101st Airborne Cricket: For the first time since 1944 the 'Acme' cricket is available again. This little device which was carried by the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division into France on D-Day June 6th 1944 was originally known as the 'No.470 clicker' by manufacturers J Hudson and Co Ltd of Birmingham England but quickly came to be called the 'cricket' by the airborne paratroopers. Used for signalling without the need for shouting out passwords.

After more than two years of hard work the cricket is being made once more. Not only that, they are being made by the original company, in the original factory, on the original machines and using the original dies.

These crickets are in fact original, they have just been made 70+ years after the first batch! They are made of brass and steel just as in the originals!

Do not confuse this cricket with others you may have seen for sale, this is the real thing. Your D-Day paratrooper rig will not be complete without a REAL 'Acme' cricket to tape to your helmet strap or string around your neck. This item would also make the ideal gift for the Airborne afficionado in your life. I repeat, you can buy a cheap imitation for £5 (incorrectly marked 'U.S.'), but this is the real thing, and a lot of work and effort has gone into producing this piece of Airborne history!

If you are one of the visitors to Littlecote House England on the Stephen Ambrose 'Band of Brothers' tour, yes, this is the cricket you saw there and you can now own it! If you watch the file 'The Longest Day', you will see this item used and demonstrated several times!

Like all our items you can get a full refund if you are not happy with it!

I repeat this is a post WWII Cricket made by the same firm and the same design as the originals.

Please look at our 'View Sellers Other Items' if you want to see more of the great Items we are selling!

German: Post War Cricket, die nach dem 2. Weltkrieg gemacht wird, haben sie nur gemacht worden + 70 Jahre nach der ersten Charge! USA (Briten) WW2 101st Airborne Cricket: Zum ersten Mal seit 1944 die "Acme" Cricket ist wieder verfügbar. Dieses kleine Gerät, die durch die Fallschirmjäger der 101. Luftlandedivision in Frankreich am D-Day 6. Juni 1944 durchgeführt wurde, wurde ursprünglich als "No.470 Klicker" bekannt von den Herstellern J Hudson und Co Ltd Birmingham England kam aber schnell auf die "Cricket" durch die Fallschirmjäger in der Luft bezeichnet werden. Wird für die Signalisierung ohne forshouting von Passwörtern.

French: Le cricket après-guerre qui est faite après WW2, ils ont juste été faite 70 + ans après le premier lot! USA (Colombie-Made) WW2 101st Airborne Cricket: Pour la première fois depuis 1944, le grillon 'Acme' est à nouveau disponible. Ce petit appareil qui a été porté par les parachutistes de la 101st Airborne Division en France le D-Day Juin 6th 1944 est à l'origine connu comme le «No.470 clicker» par les fabricants J Hudson et Co Ltd de Birmingham en Angleterre, mais rapidement venus à être appelé «le cricket» par les parachutistes dans l'air. Utilisé pour la signalisation sans la nécessité forshouting les mots de passe.

Italian: Post War grillo che è fatto dopo la WW2, hanno appena fatto 70 + anni dopo il primo lotto! USA (British Made) WW2 101st Airborne Cricket: Per la prima volta dal 1944 il grillo 'Acme' è di nuovo disponibile. Questo piccolo dispositivo che è stato portato dai paracadutisti della 101 ° divisione aviotrasportata in Francia il D-Day 6 giugno 1944 era originariamente conosciuta come la 'No.470 clicker' dai produttori J Hudson e Co Ltd di Birmingham Inghilterra ma presto è venuto per essere chiamato il 'grillo' dai paracadutisti presenti nell'aria. Utilizzato per la segnalazione, senza la necessità forshouting le password.

Russian: Сообщение войны крикет, который сделан после 2МВ, они только что были сделаны 70 + лет после первой партии! США (британского производства) WW2 101-й десантной Крикет: Впервые с 1944 года по крикету "Акме" снова доступен. Это небольшое устройство, которое было проведено по десантников воздушно-десантной дивизии 101-й во Францию ​​на D-Day 6 июня 1944 первоначально был известен как «No.470 зазывала" по производителям J Hudson и Co Ltd Бирмингема Англии, но быстро стали называть «крикет» по воздушно-десантных десантников. Используется для сигнализации без необходимости forshouting из паролей.

Japanese: 第二次世界大戦後に行われている戦後のクリケットは、彼らは最初のバッチの後に70年以上行われてきた! 米国(英国製)第二次世界大戦第101空挺クリケット:1944年以来、初めて「アクメ」クリケットが再入荷しました。 Dデイ6月6日1944年フランスに第101空挺師団の空挺部隊によって行われたこの小さなデバイスは、元々「No.470クリッカー」と呼ばれていました すぐにメーカーのJ·ハドソン、バーミンガム、イングランドのCo株式会社が、空気中の空挺部隊による「クリケット」と呼ばれるようになったことで。パスワードをforshouting必要とせずに、シグナリングに使用。

I accept the following payment methods:
UK Cheque
Bank Transfer
UK Cash Pickup only

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P Grant
2 Lyme Road
MK45 2LB
United Kingdom


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