B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation Silver Lapel Brooch

B.O.A.C. British Overseas Airways Corporation Silver Lapel Brooch

Silver, in the style of a BOAC Pilot’s wing. A winged blue shield bearing a winged lion passant. Above the shield an astral crown. Turner & Simpson (T&S) Birmingham hallmark for 1959. Width 46.4mm, height 14mm

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the British state-owned airline created in 1939 by the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd., and one of the four airlines that merged to form the new British Airways in 1974.


BOAC Flight Attendant Cap Badge

Above: BOAC Flight Attendant Cap Badge. In brass, a single winged lion’s head.

BOAC Speedbird Brooch

Above: A BOAC ‘Speedbird’ design brooch in blue enamel and chrome. The 1932 designed corporate logo was originally used by Imperial Airways, re-used later by BOAC and British Airways.

The crew of a BOAC De Havilland Mosquito confer with RAF flying control officers at Leuchars, Fife, before starting a night flight to Stockholm Sweden.
© IWM (CH 10666)

Mechanics overhaul the Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines on a Douglas Dakota of BOAC in a hangar at Whitchurch, Hampshire.
© IWM (CH 14331)

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