Army Air Corps Cap Badge 1942-1950

Army Air Corps Cap Badge 1942-1950

White metal, 46.5mm tall, 40.25mm wide, two copper loops east-west to the reverse.

A laurel wreath with an imperial crown at the apex. Within the lower section of the wreath are the letters A.A.C. bound within two arcs. On this stands an eagle with wings outstretched, facing right.

The image of the reverse of this badge is restricted to my forum album.

Oblique aerial photograph of parachutes and Horsa gliders on 6th Airborne Division’s Drop Zone ‘N’ between Ranville and Amfreville, 6 June 1944. A lone Hamilcar glider can be seen in the bottom right.

Discarded parachutes and Airspeed Horsa gliders lie scattered over 6th Airborne Division’s landing zone near Ranville in Normandy, 6 June 1944.
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 © IWM (CL 59)

Author: Mike

1 thought on “Army Air Corps Cap Badge 1942-1950

  1. Hi Mike
    I am hoping you are able to help me. I have been trying to locate & purchase original British WW2 Sergeants rank insignia (badge?) – 3 stripes & also insignia for a Staff Sergeant – 3 stripes & crown. Didn’t think it would be a problem, but you live & learn. I believe the insignia used by the GPR were the same as for other units. I am not a collector myself but am researching my fathers war service in the Glider Pilot Regiment. His rank was Sergeant 1st Pilot for Operation Mallard (Overlord) and Staff Sergeant 1st Pilot for Operation Market Garden. I have various bits of memorabilia I would like to frame for display but am lacking the genuine rank insignia. Given your contacts, any assistance you can offer in pointing me in the direction of any reputable dealers or collectors would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks
    John Mail

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