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Hi,

A friend has a piece of trench art from WW1 which he wants to find out about. It has 'AIEUPORT' engraved along the bottom and the top has 'Remembrance JC Branch'. The J and C are inter-twined so it could also be also possibly be CJ Branch.

Anyone able to shed any light on this ?

Many thanks

Sorry I meant to add that on the sides there is a circular bugle shape with the number 1 inside it.

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I can't think of any Aieuport. As well as the plane there's also Nieuport (now Nieuwpoort) in Flanders

Edit 18.30 I put Nieuxpoort instead of Nieuwpoort (thanks Mick !)

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If you Google 'Aieuport', every reference turns out to be a mis-transcription of 'Nieuport', usually from a poor copy of a contemporary newspaper article.

I would guess that an engraver was given the object to inscribe, with the intended inscription written on a piece of paper, and he mis-read it. Perhaps his customer never noticed.

Could you post a photo of this item.

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Something called Jaarboeken van het koningrijk der Nederlanden has the following entry under 1815 Geteekend, P. J. Holvoet, Voorzitter ; Fr. de Aieu. port, kommandeur, M. J. van Gobbelschroy , Vicomië Vdnderfosfe , dOnyn de Ciattre , Baron de Peuthy - so possibly our Dutch members may know?

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