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Forum: Air Force 14-04-15, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,806
Posted By beaufighter30
See the link - Diving Eagle SAAF Finial - and you...

See the link - Diving Eagle SAAF Finial - and you may be on the right track as to what was worn on the helmet perhaps?
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 14-04-15, 12:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,608
Posted By beaufighter30
The Air Board did issue an order (I am unable to...

The Air Board did issue an order (I am unable to locate copy at present) which required the caps to be handed into stores before trainees left Canada. However with all things military there are...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-02-15, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By beaufighter30
And sometimes you get lucky and find a maker's...

And sometimes you get lucky and find a maker's name on the reverse of the eagle for these type of badges - names like Firmin and others!
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 29-12-14, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By beaufighter30
AG Wings

I suggest the middle AG wing is Canadian made Replacement type - melton is black rather than RAAF blue and the white "feathers" are in fact shorter than Australian made wings of the period.:mad:
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 21-11-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By beaufighter30
Actually it is not RAAF specific. It was worn by...

Actually it is not RAAF specific. It was worn by personnel seconded to all three services, who were all employed by the Department of Homeland Security. If allocated to RAAF they were issued with a...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-09-14, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,918
Posted By beaufighter30
Photo

The bottom two are shoulder titles worn by the Australian on greatcoats - I still have the set that were issued to me in the early sixties. The greatcoat withj which I was issued came complete with...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 22-08-14, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By beaufighter30
Yes, the role was specifically created to allow...

Yes, the role was specifically created to allow operations of the HS748 on overnight trips.

As stated they were ground crew techs who were granted part time flying status.
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 22-08-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By beaufighter30
Yes, the Canadians made a blackened/oxidised...

Yes, the Canadians made a blackened/oxidised badge to issue to the guys who were commissioned "off course" as Pilot Officers.
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 28-02-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,729
Posted By beaufighter30
As one who attended this school for a short...

As one who attended this school for a short period this badge was worn by cadets to the rank of Staff Sgt on hat khaki fur felt. The CUOs and WOs wore a gilt version (without the enamelling)!
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 05-02-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By beaufighter30
There was a Commandant's badge listed on eBay...

There was a Commandant's badge listed on eBay last week, but disappeared quickly no doubt after someone offered a price seller couldn't resist!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-02-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By beaufighter30
And that badge is worn only by 4 guys in the...

And that badge is worn only by 4 guys in the whole RAF.

There is an excellent book on the RAF Bands titled "music in Blue" by Gil Singleton, a former Warrant Officer/Bandmaster - who is now the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-02-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By beaufighter30
Did you buy it (Tanman)? I saw the listing...

Did you buy it (Tanman)?

I saw the listing on eBay, but after discussing with a UK collector friend decided to pass on it.

I am fortunate to own a busby badge, and to have seen a real busby...
Forum: General Topics 15-01-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By beaufighter30
Well done, a good cross section of Aussie and...

Well done, a good cross section of Aussie and Scottish regiment badges.

I suggest you acquire a suitable reference boo(s) to assist you in identifying those that are not readily identified.
...
Forum: General Topics 03-01-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By beaufighter30
Nice to see the collection!

Nice to see the collection!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 26-12-13, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By beaufighter30
Unfortunately missing its chinstrap. I am...

Unfortunately missing its chinstrap.

I am fortunate to own 2 - one for a bandsman, similar to that shown and another to a Warrant Officer/Bandmaster with comes with a red plume and a bullion...
Forum: General Topics 01-12-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By beaufighter30
Sorry I am unable to get photo to upload at this...

Sorry I am unable to get photo to upload at this stage.
Forum: General Topics 01-12-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By beaufighter30
The RAAF introduced the Principal Air Chaplain...

The RAAF introduced the Principal Air Chaplain badge circa 1954/55 (first PAC having been appointed 1952 as to Skypilot - The history of Chaplains in the RAAF), and remained in use until 1972...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 18-11-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By beaufighter30
Hi Badgecollector, Definitely not Aussie,...

Hi Badgecollector,

Definitely not Aussie, wrong colour wreath and the use of lurex - fortunately we have not succumbed to using this horrible material as yet!
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 14-11-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By beaufighter30
Yes, it is a nice group of badges!

Yes, it is a nice group of badges!
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 05-11-13, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By beaufighter30
Well done, can't imagine too many survived. Any...

Well done, can't imagine too many survived. Any flying in PNG of that period carried a high risk factor for the balus and the pilot and passengers!
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 03-11-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By beaufighter30
Smile there is a 2 page spread in today's Air Force...

there is a 2 page spread in today's Air Force News on the training for this mustering.

http://airforcenews.realviewdigital.com/
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 01-11-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By beaufighter30
These guys are not JBACs (which is the new...

These guys are not JBACs (which is the new designation for what was Air Traffic Controllers).

The badge is worn on the left breast - and also doubles as the beret badge.

The two pictures in my...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 28-10-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By beaufighter30
No. The RAAF or DMO no longer allow maker's marks...

No. The RAAF or DMO no longer allow maker's marks on the reverse of badges, the only recent exception to this of my knowledge is the Army A wing as this was done by the Regiment direct with maker, as...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 26-10-13, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By beaufighter30
RAAF Combat Controller

This is a new role (part of Special Forces) and they have acquired their own "wing" and beret (aircraft grey).

Interesting in that the "wing" is also worn as a badge on beret - a big change for...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 26-10-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,314
Posted By beaufighter30
Red face That question needs to be directed to DMO. ...

That question needs to be directed to DMO.

Some YEARS ago I had confirmation that were 52 pairs in the RAAF stores system.

At this stage I can say I know 4 pairs live in 3 collections that I...
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