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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-05-20, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Nichollg
Air Bomber was the official name, though Bomb...

Air Bomber was the official name, though Bomb Aimer was in common use.
Air Bomber's also assisted the Navigator with visual navigation, was trained in Air Gunnery and trained in straight and level...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-11-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Nichollg
Here are photos of the ones in my collection ...

Here are photos of the ones in my collection

I collection New Zealand Military, if you are interested my collection can be viewed at www.militarywings.weebly.com
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-06-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Nichollg
Had this information saved for this patch NEW...

Had this information saved for this patch
NEW ZEALAND ARTILLERY GUNLAYERS SLEEVE PATCH. INSTITUTED IN 1892 AND WORN IN THIS FORMAT UNTIL WWI
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-06-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Nichollg
Hi Mate, Properly no use to your book, but I...

Hi Mate,

Properly no use to your book, but I had these photos of early NZ badges saved to my computer.
I don't know anything about pre WW1 badge and the photos are not mine, but anyway for your...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-06-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By Nichollg
My collections are New Zealand centric and focus...

My collections are New Zealand centric and focus on Rank and patches and the odd uniform.
It can be viewed at http://www.militarywings.weebly.com
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 19-02-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By Nichollg
I reckon these look like a WW2 era reproduction,...

I reckon these look like a WW2 era reproduction, but as previously stated Julian Tennant will be able to tell you.
Here is a link https://juleswings.wordpress.com/
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 31-07-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Nichollg
Look at all the winged bullets. Very nice!

Look at all the winged bullets. Very nice!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 24-04-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,428
Posted By Nichollg
New Zealand WW2 Wings

Thought I would add a photo of my WW2 era New Zealand pilot wings.
One is british made the other 3 are New Zealand made.
Cheers
Gareth
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-03-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Nichollg
Fantasy brevet if you ask me, Definiately not...

Fantasy brevet if you ask me,
Definiately not Air Dispatch and not from one of the Commonwealth Air Forces
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 23-03-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Nichollg
Looks pretty suspect to me.

Looks pretty suspect to me.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 06-03-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Nichollg
Hi JON These are New Zealand made World War 2...

Hi JON
These are New Zealand made World War 2 version
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-11-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Nichollg
Hi Guzzman. I have a few RNZN uniforms post...

Hi Guzzman.
I have a few RNZN uniforms post 1990. None have any distinctive New Zealand Markings.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-09-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Nichollg
Fantastic, Thank you very much!!

Fantastic, Thank you very much!!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-09-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Nichollg
WRNS Half Wing

Can anyone ID what this wing.
WRNS half wing, but the only information I can find on it is a poster I can't read.
Someone suggested flight steward.
Thanks
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-09-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Nichollg
WRNS Half Wing

Can anyone ID what this wing.
WRNS half wing, but the only information I can find on it is a poster I can't read.
Someone suggested flight steward.
Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 13-09-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,386
Posted By Nichollg
Hi All. I collect a few things 1. New...

Hi All.
I collect a few things
1. New Zealand, Australian and United Kingdom military aircrew wings, brevets and flying badges
2. New Zealand Military Rank and Insignia post 1990
3. New Zealand...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-09-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Nichollg
Sorry, Very Bad There are quite a few of these...

Sorry, Very Bad
There are quite a few of these fakes around at the moment. They are nothing like original RNZAF wings WW2 wings.


genuine RNZAF pilot wings from my collection
155887

another...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-09-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Nichollg
They look similar to current Royal Australian...

They look similar to current Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman wing and are of similar size to there mess dress ones, though the RAN ones are metal. RAN trial or fantasy maybe?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-08-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Nichollg
Genuine and current, mate Worn on the Service...

Genuine and current, mate
Worn on the Service shirt
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-07-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Nichollg
I would assume these wings are of WW2 era. ...

I would assume these wings are of WW2 era.
Wings with pins or clips were often worn on operational clothing in the western desert theatre
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 15-06-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,385
Posted By Nichollg
Interesting comments. In my opinion the wings...

Interesting comments.
In my opinion the wings are not real. There are a few things that are wrong with them, but the crown in a dead give away. This style of crown is not one that was used on...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 03-05-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By Nichollg
The backing is not DPCU. It appears to be Multicam

The backing is not DPCU. It appears to be Multicam
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-04-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nichollg
Hahahaha. Australian stars are 6 pointed. These...

Hahahaha. Australian stars are 6 pointed. These are five pointed like the NZ flag. I am certain the illustrator just didn't add the red. So sorry, a New Zealand flag
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-03-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By Nichollg
I am not overly keen on these. I would be erring...

I am not overly keen on these. I would be erring toward reproduction.
Representing 1925-1937 RN Pilots wings.
Here is a link to mine. Attached to a Mess Dress jacket named and dated 1935...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-01-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,764
Posted By Nichollg
Hi davidwyke Copy and paste this link to...

Hi davidwyke

Copy and paste this link to your browser - http://www.raf.mod.uk/downloads/ap1358.cfm

If will take you directly to the RAF website and their current dress manual, select chapter 7....
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