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Old 18-05-17, 03:41 PM
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I have just received a RWAAF plastic badge which measures 32mm deep x 25mm wide with blades N-S.

Is this a cap badge or a collar badge?

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Old 18-05-17, 06:18 PM
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Hi,

I’m unsure of what you mean by RWAAF, but there is a Royal West African Frontier Force headdress badge that almost fits your description, but without a photograph it’s difficult to say.

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Old 18-05-17, 06:40 PM
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Zob, my apologies, yes, it's Royal West African Frontier Force.

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Old 18-05-17, 07:41 PM
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I have just received a RWAAF plastic badge which measures 32mm deep x 25mm wide with blades N-S.

Is this a cap badge or a collar badge?

Help appreciated.

Rob

Rob, I have a metal RWAFF collar badge which measures 28mm deep X 25mm wide, so yours could also be a collar badge,even with blades.
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Old 18-05-17, 09:54 PM
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Rob,

There was only one size made in plastic and it was intended to be worn as a cap badge as well as a collar badge.

In 1995 Marcus Cotton wrote two excellent articles for the English language edition of 'Militaria' magazine. The were in No10 and No 12. He refers to this and also states that the stated manufacture run was just over 150,000 between 1942 and 1946.

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Old 19-05-17, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for your input on this, I was not sure whether cap and collar were the same size and Fred has confirmed that.

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