Officers World War Two Campaign Trunk For D A Kennard, Coldstream Guards Metal Lined

Mid 20th Century
Wood & Metal
92cm x 54cm x 50cm
Special Heavy/Oversize Delivery
World War Two era campaign trunk that is a good clean example of a Patented Marshall Improved Air & Watertight Chest. Painted wood and metal exterior is marked with original owners name: D A Kennard, Coldstream Guards. Metal lining and working exterior catch. Chunky carry handles to either end.
Genuine World War Two period campaign trunk in good condition. Great looking trunk with attractive patination and wear that offers a great look and a great storage. Small historical repair to front and security locks no longer work.
David Arthur Kennard was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1936 just prior to World War Two. In 1949 he is recorded in the rank of Major. The Coldstream Guards is the oldest regiment in the British Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland, in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).