WW1 The Metropolitan Officer & NCO Whistle J Hudson & Co Nickel Distressed
This is a reproduction and distressed WWI 'The Metropolitan' whistle made by J Hudson & Co Birmingham. The whistle is suitably marked up with the correct War Department Arrow and markings, including the Patent Number 5727.08 on the top, 'The Metropolitan' and Date on the body including 'J HUDSON & Co 244 BARR ST BIRMINGHAM'. On the bottom is 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.
This whistle was mainly used by the Army for signalling, in particular calling men 'over the top' of the trenches. It was also carried by men who transferred from the infantry to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and later the Royal Air Force (RAF).
This whistle is made by the same company that made the original whistles, in the same factory and using the same equipment. It is approx. 80mm long x 17mm wide and made from Nickel (chrome) plated brass in distressed condition. This is the perfect whistle if you are a WW1 Army, RFC or RAF re-enactor, WW1 military enthusiast or collect WW1 related items.