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Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 28-02-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SAS1
Bill, that's fantastic and has answered a long...

Bill, that's fantastic and has answered a long held query for me.

Many thanks.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 26-02-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SAS1
Operation Polar Bear

The attached badge is that of Operation Polar Bear, an exercise during the winter of 1945/46 in the northern part of Canada, were trials of men and machine were undertaken in extreme temperatures....
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 26-02-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By SAS1
1924 Pattern cap badge

Does anyone know if there is an established date for the withdrawal or abolition of the 1924 Pattern other ranks cap badge? I am wondering if the changeover to the later pattern occurred early (say...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 26-02-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,610
Posted By SAS1
My hand made example. Far East perhaps...?

My hand made example. Far East perhaps...?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-02-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By SAS1
The whitish one of that lot is very new Herve..

The whitish one of that lot is very new Herve..
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-02-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By SAS1
Try Sally Bosley Badges. She has some of these.

Try Sally Bosley Badges. She has some of these.
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 21-02-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By SAS1
Here is an RAF mini wing which has appeared today...

Here is an RAF mini wing which has appeared today online. I have several sets of mini pilots wings, RAF, RAAF, RCAF and RNZAF and in the case of the RAF there is a common standard pattern which is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-02-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By SAS1
Parachute Regiment/Airborne Forces also use it.

Parachute Regiment/Airborne Forces also use it.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 19-02-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By SAS1
Looks like some sort of tape or title on the...

Looks like some sort of tape or title on the eppaulette too, just below the first pip.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-02-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By SAS1
In the case of printed RAF badges the material is...

In the case of printed RAF badges the material is relatively thick compared to, say, army formation badges. The latter are often colours printed on a thin white cloth and there is an element of bleed...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 18-02-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By SAS1
Although at an angle, on the photo of the AFC...

Although at an angle, on the photo of the AFC wings the centre line of the crown looks, well, offcentre. The central lettering on both looks a bit wonky too. Although the front of the AFC wing looks...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-02-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By SAS1
Well, a nice little earlier. The RAF Regiment...

Well, a nice little earlier. The RAF Regiment title went for about 90 quid with postage. Someone liked it!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-02-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By SAS1
Red in the crown is thought to signify Canadian...

Red in the crown is thought to signify Canadian manufacture (it being common on RCAF wings) so potentially Canadian made RAF Wings. Nice but I'm not sure THAT Nice!

The top set are bog standard...
Forum: General Topics 16-02-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By SAS1
Youth Training Brigade 1941 - 1946

Does anyone have any information about the wartime Youth Training Brigade, or a photo of a member in uniform? I am particularly interested to know if there was an air section or air training, or if...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-02-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By SAS1
Almost looks like a test piece (The RAF Regt...

Almost looks like a test piece (The RAF Regt title) in that the style is right but the colours wrong.

I know an RAF officer who does living history in his spare time and he mocked some up for...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-02-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By SAS1
A green on red RAF Regiment title certainly looks...

A green on red RAF Regiment title certainly looks fishy!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-02-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By SAS1
I've seen one with 'OC' or 'Observer Corps' hand...

I've seen one with 'OC' or 'Observer Corps' hand embroidered in red which I think was right, but a 2 second look at this one was enough to raise a smile! :D
Forum: Air Force 11-02-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By SAS1
Many thanks for that confirmation milhistory. ...

Many thanks for that confirmation milhistory.

I originally put out feelers on Facebook about three years ago and was told it was first patter SRAF 1930s, which might explain why i could not find...
Forum: Air Force 10-02-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By SAS1
Mike That's brilliant, thank you. I...

Mike

That's brilliant, thank you.

I looked her up and found this, which answers my query.
https://salegion.org.uk/ouma-smuts/

Haven't found anything to explain the significance of the...
Forum: Air Force 09-02-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By SAS1
Anyone know this badge?

I have this small badge, bought some time ago, but I can't remember exactly what it is. Can someone remind me?

It says '22nd Dec. 1944 - S. A. Gifts & Comforts'. Exactly what was it worn for,...
Forum: Air Force 09-02-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By SAS1
SRAF Officers Cap Badge

Just picked this up. Does anyone have any further info or even a photo of one being worn?

Thanks
Forum: Air Force 09-02-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By SAS1
SAAF Armament Instructor

Just picked up this badge after seeing this post a while back from Brian Conyngham http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45174 about the Armament Instructor Badge.

Looking at...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-02-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By SAS1
I also thought the badge had a colour wash on the...

I also thought the badge had a colour wash on the wreath and your altered photo highlights it. Perhaps painted by the airman to give as a gift?
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 08-02-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By SAS1
Although the style/pattern is of the type...

Although the style/pattern is of the type produced in Canada and America for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan/Empire Air Training Scheme, and in rayon on wool rather than silk thread as was...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-02-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By SAS1
The gold wire A's are for the loop on the rank of...

The gold wire A's are for the loop on the rank of the RN Air Branch.
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