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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Padre
Pleasure, glad it was interesting. There...

Pleasure, glad it was interesting.

There would be a couple of Fleet Air Arm Squadrons too, Nos. 804 and 808, although with regards the Battle of Britain clasp, I assume these were announced in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 09:10 PM
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Views: 304
Posted By Padre
Without writing pages of much the same material...

Without writing pages of much the same material the story is this...

The 1939 - 45 Star was originally to be the '1939 - 43 Star', and from late 1943 those entitled were issued small lengths of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Padre
It randomly changes. Ebay are sneaky in...

It randomly changes. Ebay are sneaky in everything!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Padre
Thank you Mike and Engr That's interesting,...

Thank you Mike and Engr

That's interesting, and indicates that the badge might have been worn by a son or something. In the same Lot was a 21st Army HQ/BOAR Occupying Forces formation sign, being...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-06-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Padre
Formation badge - probably an easy one!

Can anyone identify this formation badge? Probably an easy one for most. I thought it was one of the 21st Army / BAOR badges but I can't find it. It was in the effects of a highish ranking RAF...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Padre
I'd agree about the date stamp. You were well...

I'd agree about the date stamp. You were well clear.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-06-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Padre
There is some confusion over the BoB gilt...

There is some confusion over the BoB gilt rosette.

It is unique in additions, being gilt, but I have seen genuine Battle of Britain tunics with a standard silver rosette.

The confusion comes...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-06-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Padre
"Probably fell off a wheelbarrow" :D:D

"Probably fell off a wheelbarrow" :D:D
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-06-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
...and here are the 'Murphy, Sterling' marked...

...and here are the 'Murphy, Sterling' marked lapel badges...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
Mike I got a new addition to my Ferry...

Mike

I got a new addition to my Ferry Command collection today and so took the chance to remount my Ferry and Transport Command badges, and clean them etc. So I also took the opportunity to photo...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-06-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Padre
I've seen genuine Maternity jackets in better...

I've seen genuine Maternity jackets in better condition, but whilst the stripes are the correct pattern (one of two distinct styles) I'm 99.9% sure they are repro as are the wings. The image isnt...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Padre
Blimey! 22 quid was a steal!

Blimey! 22 quid was a steal!
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 14-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Padre
They can be on what appears black or very dark...

They can be on what appears black or very dark blue.

Both perfectly good badges, the top being an other ranks and NCOs shoulder eagle, the other a standard pair of pilots wings. I'd agree with...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
When Ferry Command was established it was, with a...

When Ferry Command was established it was, with a handful of exceptions staffed by civilians, and probably for that reason the pilots wing and aircrew wing have the 'Astral crown' which amongst other...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
In his book 'Eagles Recalled', Warren Carroll...

In his book 'Eagles Recalled', Warren Carroll shows these wings and notes they are marked 'Murphy, Montreal'. I'm not sure how accurate that it (as all those I have seen have been Murphy/Sterling or...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-06-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
A silver and enamel cap badge made by William...

A silver and enamel cap badge made by William Scully Ltd.

Note the makers name to the reverse and the Roman centurion helmet makers mark. Also the silver retailing nuts, also marked sterling and...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-06-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Padre
Was it you who picked up the wing off ebay...

Was it you who picked up the wing off ebay yesterday? :)

It is strange that Murphy does not really come up on an internet search, not even in relation to being taken over by another company.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Padre
It seems its actually a general aircrew wing, WW2...

It seems its actually a general aircrew wing, WW2 era.

This from the wartime booklet 'Merchant Airmen'.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Padre
Merci! I dont collect civil airline insignia...

Merci!

I dont collect civil airline insignia myself either, but BOAC did a lot of ViP flights during the war, and war related flights, using many camouflaged aircraft.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Padre
Actually, having a scout around Ive answered my...

Actually, having a scout around Ive answered my question (having not got any hits to now!) Obviously a Flight Attendant wing, the cap badge being just the lion without the wreath and crown as worn...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Padre
1940s BOAC Wing - or BOAC Stewards Cap Badge?

Can anyone give a definitive answer as to what badge this is?

I have had this badge in my collection for a number of years as a c-1940 BOAC aircrew wing, but have recently seen it on a dealers...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-06-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Padre
Interesting to see. A 'Gt. Britain' title...

Interesting to see.

A 'Gt. Britain' title is scarce to be seen won, but more the norm. England, N. Ireland, Eire/Ireland or Scotland very unusual. Wales I've never seen.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 03-06-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Padre
Although RAF and RAAF badges were made and worn...

Although RAF and RAAF badges were made and worn part voided like that in WW2, I'd agree the 'solid' one is a reproduction, the small square above the 'F' being a tell, something in the striking (or...
Forum: General Topics 27-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Padre
I bought a badge from bidorbuy a couple of weeks...

I bought a badge from bidorbuy a couple of weeks ago and the seller sent it to me in the UK in a week by DHL. The SA Post Service has been shambolic for years, with theft being a huge problem. I...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,440
Posted By Padre
It's true it was a competition amongst the units...

It's true it was a competition amongst the units members, something confirmed by several of them in more recent years.
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