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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Jack8
Thanks, I've now got their contact details from...

Thanks, I've now got their contact details from the internet, so I'll send them an email like I did with the Rural Flying Club.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Jack8
Thanks Dave, I did post a thread a few days ago...

Thanks Dave, I did post a thread a few days ago in the mystery section under the heading of a possible flying club badge without any success. I was led up the garden path with the red kings crown.
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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Jack8
In the case of the Gaunt badges we know there are...

In the case of the Gaunt badges we know there are four easily recognisable die flaws: two blobs which sit one above each other on the left hand wing adjacent to the chute rigging, a third blob below...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Jack8
Thank you for your interest and the item number...

Thank you for your interest and the item number of the Bob Simms wing. I did take a look at that wing, it is a strange one with the letters SC which Bob Simms describes as RAF sailing club. It also...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Jack8
Post Definitely a Gaunt other ranks badge with the...

Definitely a Gaunt other ranks badge with the partly solid reverse, nice badge and beret.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-10-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Jack8
Does this wing have any Royal Flying Corps connection

Can anyone help to identify this wing please and is there a remote possibility that the early Naval arm of the Royal Flying Corps had their own wing before the RNAS hence the red crown?

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
A quick update on this as I have now received an...

A quick update on this as I have now received an email reply from the Rural Flying Club. They have no knowledge of this wing which was as expected, due to the fact that they were only formed in the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-10-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Jack8
Left hand badge is by Gaunt with die flaws, right...

Left hand badge is by Gaunt with die flaws, right hand badge is of a different pattern, maker unknown.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
Thanks for your input and the link Terry. ...

Thanks for your input and the link Terry.

There's an email address so I will send them an email with the photos attached and see if I get a reply.

Cheers,
Jack
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
I'm still puzzled by this one, for me it's RFC, I...

I'm still puzzled by this one, for me it's RFC, I can't really see it as anything else.

I am wondering if there is any Royal Flying Corps connection, perhaps the red crown and cypher backing...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-10-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
The Rural Flying club is a possibility. I can see...

The Rural Flying club is a possibility. I can see the potential V in the cypher, there is also something strange going on below the top part of the C, assuming it is a C.

Thanks both for trying.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
Thanks Terry, both are USA though and I would...

Thanks Terry, both are USA though and I would have thought the red Kings crown would have a UK Royal connection which would possibly be Royal Flying Club, although I can find no reference of such a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-10-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jack8
Possible Flying club wing

I would be grateful for some help in identifying this wing I acquired in a job lot.

At first I thought the RFC reference was to do with the Royal Flying Corps, but that is probably unlikely. It is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Jack8
Until an identical badge with cast iron...

Until an identical badge with cast iron provenance surfaces I think your badge should be given the benefit of the doubt.

That a SF collector has offered to purchase it, there is an identical one...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
Thanks for combining the images for an easy...

Thanks for combining the images for an easy comparison.

Jack
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
That's a beauty, I'm glad you posted it thank...

That's a beauty, I'm glad you posted it thank you. I can check it of my extant list. I would leave it as it is if it were mine, nicely toned as they also say about medals.

Jack.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
It is a pity the sealed pattern card does not...

It is a pity the sealed pattern card does not clearly state if the example on it is an other ranks or officers badge ( it states 54/officers/3843 bottom right but I am unsure whether this is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are...

I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are more interested in the white metal badges with a voided crown made by Gaunt and other makers. White metal badges were intended for wear by other ranks...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-10-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
Officers badges tend to be of better quality and...

Officers badges tend to be of better quality and were mainly private purchase as far as I am aware. They were probably outside the budget of most other ranks especially the hallmarked silver...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
You could be right, the coating does have the...

You could be right, the coating does have the appearance of zinc galvanised steel. It would be interesting to analyse it.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
I've got a few of these voided crown badges with...

I've got a few of these voided crown badges with this finish which is easily removed. The nickel plated ones must have taken a bit to remove but remove it they did as you say.

What is your...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
In my opinion the sealed pattern card badge is...

In my opinion the sealed pattern card badge is similar if not identical to the Gaunt pattern badge. It is nothing like the other ranks voided crown pattern that some collectors believe was the first...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-10-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
What makes you think non voided Parachute...

What makes you think non voided Parachute Regiment badges were produced later in the war? The Gaunt officers pattern was first produced with Birmingham date letter S which apparently runs from...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-10-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
This is an interesting old thread featuring the...

This is an interesting old thread featuring the AAC voided crown badge which I believe to be a Gaunt pattern badge identical to the hallmarked example. I appreciate what has been said about footed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jack8
There is an example of a badge in forum member...

There is an example of a badge in forum member Luc's Parachute Regiment Cap Badge album that he describes as a replica voided crown pattern. In my opinion it is a Firmin pattern badge identical to...
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