"Flog It" on BBC2 today featured a former member of the Lancashire Fusiliers, who was selling a collection of swagger sticks, including several from that regiment. Tolkien wasn't mentioned, but people who can might still like to catch it on iPlayer.

Edit: Trotter it starts at 44:40 and the link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... eversions-26-newcastle-20

- wellinghall