The Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Gun

Of Swiss Design, the weapon couldn't be obtained from its original source during wartime. Charles Goodeve led the effort to get its manufacture underway in Britain.

For the full story, see the memoir.

(It was later also made in the USA. This example is on a US vessel.)

...And the model version:

This was presented to Goodeve as a memento of his efforts. It is in the form of an ashtray — although Goodeve never smoked!

It is complete with the bag for spent-shell-casings that is missing from the photo above.

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