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Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-11-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Looks more like a postwar type wing to me. Very...

Looks more like a postwar type wing to me. Very nice looking messkit! Named?
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 23-09-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By RCAF_Mike
You are correct, a fake

You are correct, a fake
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-09-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Bill is correct. I have seen some L+F Ontario...

Bill is correct. I have seen some L+F Ontario Guys wearing theirs into the 1960s
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 16-08-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Looks like a faded Canadian Tropical Eagle to me

Looks like a faded Canadian Tropical Eagle to me
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 12-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Very interesting back story. So he never served...

Very interesting back story. So he never served in the USAAF at all? His service ribbons would indicate he never opted to return to them
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By RCAF_Mike
At first it was an RCAF establishment with a...

At first it was an RCAF establishment with a minimal RCAF presence, contracted to be run by a Civilian Management company (usually a flying club). A small staff was posted with the Civil element....
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Jack, there was a BFTS program. British Flying...

Jack, there was a BFTS program. British Flying Training School. These were 6 RAF schools established in the USA, operated by contract flying schools. A whole other "kettle of fish" as it were
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Beauty badge, and one I am still looking for!...

Beauty badge, and one I am still looking for! It's not a BFTS, but rather an EFTS. Elementary Flying Training School
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-08-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Those look like really nice original pilot wings....

Those look like really nice original pilot wings. I'd have to see the backside of them to be sure, but they look to be made of a very fine quality silk. I am envious!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-08-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Its made in Canada. I have a whole set, plus an...

Its made in Canada. I have a whole set, plus an AG that is RAF with a Canadian price tag on the back.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-06-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By RCAF_Mike
And there was only one size? Isn't it possible...

And there was only one size? Isn't it possible that it may have varied by manufacturer? Any other ideas as to what this badge might be for? I can't recall having seen an RAF/RCAF badge with an...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 03-06-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Bandmaster's badge?

Greetings all. I recently picked up this oversized badge, and I'd consider it too well made to be a reproduction. Could this be a Bandmaster's badge for a fur bonnet?
Forum: Military Buttons 03-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Civil Airline button

Civil Airline button
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By RCAF_Mike
To me the hub design on the left looks remarkably...

To me the hub design on the left looks remarkably similar to the RAAF metal leading aircraftsman rank badge. Is it possible these are Australian Flying Corps badges? (I had the two subject pieces in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Better Knowledge? I know that the posted wing is...

Better Knowledge? I know that the posted wing is South African. The SA made types all had very distinctive qualities of manufacture and were usually backed with the same black mesh backing. Here is a...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Dave, the AP wing you posted from the ebay lot is...

Dave, the AP wing you posted from the ebay lot is a South African wing. They have a very distinct style of laurel wreath and thread pattern. Nice wing.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-03-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Coloured Flashes for the Wedge Cap

As the title suggests, can anyone here shed any knowledge pertaining to the use of coloured flashes in the wedge cap? I know the White one is for trainees/officer cadets and there was a scarlet o e...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By RCAF_Mike
I can't say I have ever seen anything like it....

I can't say I have ever seen anything like it. All of my references fail to mention a badge like this (even trusty old Nobbs' is coming up empty!). The Eagle is an NZ pattern though.... I usually get...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-02-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Civil Pilot Wing

Does anybody here have a copy of Gerry Steven's book on UK civil wings that could check this one for me? I am drawing a blank.
Thanks!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 10-01-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Wayne, Yes I checked and the hallmark is on the...

Wayne, Yes I checked and the hallmark is on the lower righthand side. It is definitely from a 1967 repro set
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-01-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By RCAF_Mike
A fantastic analysis of these badges. I am going...

A fantastic analysis of these badges. I am going to have to check my '67 wing again, I never noticed a Caron Bros. Mark on there before!

In any case, well done!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-12-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Dave I'd love to see the back of that second...

Dave I'd love to see the back of that second one.... The "Hybrid"
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 24-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RCAF_Mike
That is a wonderful little grouping!

That is a wonderful little grouping!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 07-11-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Regardless of the technicality of date the ribbon...

Regardless of the technicality of date the ribbon is the exact same for both. Besides the authorization for the CVSM was October of 1943 so this photo was likely taken sometime in 1944 onwards.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-11-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Hi There! 1939-1945 star and the Canadian...

Hi There!
1939-1945 star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM) with overseas device.

He also wears an Operational Tours wing on the pleat of his pocket, signifying a completed tour of...
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