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Hoot 13-09-19 01:37 PM

RAF Civilian Drivers.
 
Browsing through the Historic Military Vehicles Forum recently, another interest of mine, I came across some images of a WW2 Fordson airfield fire tender and crew which included a civilian driver. The driver is in civvies but is wearing a peaked cap with a cap badge of the eagle with seperate crown above. Does anyone know if this was an authorised badge for wear by civilian drivers or was it unofficial?. Hoot.

blueboy684 13-09-19 04:48 PM

RAF Civilian Drivers
 
This is a completely legit badge.

During my time in Hong Kong in the mid 1980's, the Commander RAF in Hong Kong had a locally employed civilian driver who wore an anodised crown and eagle on a black peaked cap. From memory he wore a white shirt, black tie and standard DMS shoes.

dragon166 13-09-19 09:21 PM

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As blueboy684 says, the badge has been worn by civilian MT drivers for many years, although I have not seen any for a long time as many MT Sections are now civilianised.
Please see the attachment.
Dave

Hoot 13-09-19 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueboy684 (Post 488301)
This is a completely legit badge.

During my time in Hong Kong in the mid 1980's, the Commander RAF in Hong Kong had a locally employed civilian driver who wore an anodised crown and eagle on a black peaked cap. From memory he wore a white shirt, black tie and standard DMS shoes.

Thanks for that, you never stop learning on this forum.

Hoot 13-09-19 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragon166 (Post 488329)
As blueboy684 says, the badge has been worn by civilian MT drivers for many years, although I have not seen any for a long time as many MT Sections are now civilianised.
Please see the attachment.
Dave

Nice one Dave, very interesting indeed, thanks for that.

grumpy 23-09-19 02:25 PM

I know what you mean but civilianised MT implies civilian drivers.

dragon166 23-09-19 04:45 PM

Yes, my error should have said contractorised.
Dave

kingsley 24-09-19 09:41 AM

Bullion QC badge on cap band
 
A while ago I got an estate lot which included a large bullion QC crown badge on band, quite new to me. I was reliably informed that it was worn in Australia by the civilian drivers for the 1954 royal tour. No doubt it was also worn in UK or places like Hong Kong as well. I will find a picture from my files if anyone is interested.


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