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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-07-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By zorgon
another 3 post eagle

Here's another 3 post eagle I recently picked up. Die cast in a single piece. It weighs in at 5.3 gm, width about 2 1/8"
Do the 3 posts, de facto, define it as RNAS? Thoughts Steve?
Forum: Forum Operation 12-03-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By zorgon
Hi GTB I'll throw in my two bits too. I...

Hi GTB
I'll throw in my two bits too.
I understand how annoying problems like this can be but it does sound to me like the problem is possibly with your computer system. It could be a glitch...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-03-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By zorgon
Hi Mike: It is silver but recently polished...

Hi Mike:
It is silver but recently polished and quite reflective. You are correct, it is a photographic issue. It's very hard to take decent pictures of recently cleaned, polished silver. It's...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-03-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By zorgon
Interesting CAF (1920) Officers cap badges

I have observed there are two major variations of the CAF badge with the free floating crown for the forage (peaked cap), with motto, used in the 1920-1924 era and either referred to as the ď2nd...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-03-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By zorgon
Found another example of this wing. 103mm, a...

Found another example of this wing. 103mm, a touch over 4" wide. Somewhat better detail than the first reported in this thread, and a bit flatter.

Nothing profound.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 20-02-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By zorgon
Early 428 Ghost Squadron patch variations

As Canada entered the post-war jet era, RCAF 428 Squadron flying CF-100’s was reactivated at Uplands in 1954. It was only around for a short time, to be permanently disbanded in 1961. The first...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-02-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By zorgon
I'll add a couple of pictures related to this...

I'll add a couple of pictures related to this topic. The first is of Walter G. Preston, an Australian Lt. who served with the AIF, RFC and RAF. The portrait shows one bar but there would presumably...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-02-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By zorgon
For a short period of time in 1918, the rank bars...

For a short period of time in 1918, the rank bars were worn on the caps for ranks 2nd Lieutenant, Lieut. and Captain as a result of AMWO 617/18 and Air Force Memorandum 2. The bars on my example...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-02-17, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By zorgon
WWI or WWII cap badge?

This one has me stumped so perhaps the Forum can offer opinions. We have an unusual cap badge crown but it's on a band with rank bars suggesting a 1918 RAF issue. I know nothing about cap bands;...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-02-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By zorgon
I have to thank all of you: Bryan, Pete, Alex &...

I have to thank all of you: Bryan, Pete, Alex & Simon for your comments. There's certainly much more going on in this category of badge that I had been aware of before I purchased it. I really do...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-02-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By zorgon
Comments on a RNR cap badge please

I took a gamble recently and picked up this item on eBay. It struck me as having very fine, relatively uncorroded bullion for its age. It is similar to one ďRCNĒ posted back in 2008 in the thread,...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 09-12-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By zorgon
Douglas Bader and the Canadians

Hi Steve:
Your fascination with Douglas Bader can easily be understood. I have a great audio clip taken from a talk at a dinner he gave in the 1970's I think, about his first meeting with the...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-12-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By zorgon
In digging deeper, I found a collar where it is...

In digging deeper, I found a collar where it is definitely a "G" in the REG for Registered, as Phil says.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-12-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By zorgon
Hi Mike Nice example of a Canadian made cap...

Hi Mike
Nice example of a Canadian made cap badge. Your post made me check out my own Roden badge. I note that my copy has stamped the Makers Mark in a different position. In looking at a...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-12-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,176
Posted By zorgon
Yukon WWII era RCAF jacket patches by Crest Craft

One of the finest examples of the patch-makerís art has to be those manufactured by Crest Craft of Saskatoon with the Golden age of his products being in the 1940ís and 50ís. Representative of the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-11-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By zorgon
Hi Spode. Thanks for showing this interesting...

Hi Spode.
Thanks for showing this interesting and unusual example. It certainly has cheery colours; perhaps itís a Christmas wing. Iím no expert on RFC wings either and Carroll is also my best...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-11-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By zorgon
1918 RAF cap badge?

Iíd like to ask the Forums thoughts on this cap badge. I canít find a lot of similar examples either on the Forum or elsewhere. I picked this up last week on eBay. According to the seller, it came...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-11-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Mike. I'll show a few more 3 AWF OTU from...

Thanks Mike. I'll show a few more 3 AWF OTU from that era, all made by Crest Craft I think. The CEPE/AETE might date from the early 60's, I'm not sure on that one so if anybody knows...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 10-11-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By zorgon
Cold Lake Weapons Practice Unit (WPU) patch

RCAF station Cold Lake Alberta was established in the mid 1950ís. Its existence was in part due to a surrounding large (approx. 4,500 sq. miles) restricted area around Primrose Lake designated for a...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 02-11-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By zorgon
Examples of RCAF Kingís (Tudor) Crown Heraldic Patches

I should start with the caveat that most of this post is based on opinion and observation as much as documented fact and should not thus be taken as gospel. Please feel free to express your own...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-10-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By zorgon
Hi Honora. Welcome to the Forum. I would be...

Hi Honora. Welcome to the Forum. I would be interested in learning more. I've sent you a Private message (top right of this thread).
Thanks,
Zorgon
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 25-10-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By zorgon
Smile mutant chickens?

Darrell:
I too wondered about the mutant chickens they must have had to produce eggs that fit the large end of the egg cup and it was only a few days ago someone told me that the large end was a...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 22-10-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By zorgon
RCAF insignia on Medalta Pottery

This post is not strictly about badges but it does involve insignia in a general way so perhaps our Moderator will allow it to remain in this category.

Several manufactures have made tableware for...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 21-10-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By zorgon
Hi Ed: I see I wasn’t clear in my initial post....

Hi Ed:
I see I wasn’t clear in my initial post. It’s only the single screw post eagle that I meant to suggest is pathfinder and SWW vintage. I agree with you that the other three are probably...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-10-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By zorgon
I'll go with WWI era RAF eagles but like you, I...

I'll go with WWI era RAF eagles but like you, I figure what do I know. I'm not clear on whether they should be paired with the crown or not. Steve (arrestingu) will have an accurate and useful...
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