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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-04-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
PICTURE 39 OF 209 FROM ALBUM RAF BADGES

Have recently come across a cutting from an Oct 1946 Commonwealth News Paper re RAF Aircrew New Rank Badges. Thought the following quote my be of interest to you " Gold embroidered badges of a...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 24-04-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
RAF WARRANT OFFICER 2 RANK

I have for some while been studying the abolishment and subsequent obsolescence of the WO2 rank within the RAF. Correspondence in the RAF News in 2008 mentioned personal sightings, by correspondents,...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-03-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By RAY WALKLING
AIRMEN UNDER TRAINING FOR AIRCREW DUTIES

RAF dress regulations in 1940 introduced 22H/403- Peaks, cap, field service:- White (Flannel) to be worn. In view of the forgoing suggest the practice of wearing coloured peaks may have originated in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-20, 04:35 PM
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Views: 2,193
Posted By RAY WALKLING
AN ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF AIR FORCE INSIGNIA

By Margaret E Nobbs (14 June 1934 - September 2005) and Charles Thomas (24 April 1928 - 7 April 2016). Recently viewed copy comprised of 148 Sheets under the authorship of Thomas and 152 by Nobbs,...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By RAY WALKLING
DUTCH PERSONNEL SERVING IN THE RAF

A slightly later order in 1941 states: Distinguishing arm title badges have been approved for wear by Dutch Officers and Airmen serving in the Royal Air Force. The arm badge for officers consists of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-02-20, 03:38 PM
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Views: 225
Posted By RAY WALKLING
WW2 ALLIED FORCES BADGES

Air Ministry Orders for 1941- Allied and Associated Forces, Uniform, Distinguishing Marks etc, Appendix: shows Kingdom of Holland, Army Personnel, left shoulder "Dutch Lion over lettering "Nederland"...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-02-20, 06:03 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
CIVILIAN FIREMEN - CAP INSIGNIA

Air Ministry regulations of 1934 show: Civilian Firemen being issued with, Stores ref 22H/331 Badge, arm, eagle and crown left (for wear on cap). Later info held at the NA shows that on 29 Oct 1951...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-02-20, 12:22 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
RAF Warrant Officers Miniature Cap Badge

Miniature badges for Officers and WOs introduced 1952 for wear on the beret (WO reference 22H/1103). Optional Field Service Dress cap reintroduced 1972 with WOs wearing gilt anodised crown and eagle...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-02-20, 07:21 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
Preliminary Flying Badge

Badges initially authorised 1949 for pilot, navigator, signaller, engineer and gunner for award to flying personnel of the RAF Volunteer Reserve who had completed the prescribed tests and...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 24-01-20, 10:15 PM
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Views: 156
Posted By RAY WALKLING
OCEAN WEATHER SERVICE

RAF Equipment Lists for 1970s and 1980s show only Deck Rating, Meteorological Rating, Radio & Radar Rating and Steward and Cook arm badges. However shoulder straps are listed for Chief Engineer,...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-11-19, 10:52 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
PHOTOGRAPH OF SCOUT MASTER CLERGYMAN

When I was a Boy Scout, many years ago, the Scout Master was always referred to as the "Skipper"
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 23-10-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
Posted By RAY WALKLING
RAF GOOD CONDUCT CHEVRONS

1934 Regulations on Airmen's Uniforms and Badges states "Good Conduct Badges (Worn by airmen below the rank of substantive Corporal only)"
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-10-19, 10:07 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
ATC FLYING BADGE

Have a look at "Flight" 1 February 1952 pages 140/141, also RAF Flying Review March 1952, in Orderly Room Jottings.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By RAY WALKLING
No. 5 RAF DRESS (OBSOLESCENT)

Further to my first msg on this subject, the remarks column of reference state "Obsolescent optional dress for wear in messes or when walking out. May be worn optionally by those who possess it while...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-10-19, 06:02 PM
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Posted By RAY WALKLING
RAF PATROL DRESS

At my first dining in night, as a newly promoted Sergeant, at the Sgts' Mess RAF Stanmore Park in Jan 1962. On the top table amongst the guests was WO Fred Joyce (from the the staff of CAS)...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-10-19, 03:21 PM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By RAY WALKLING
No. 5 RAF DRESS (OBSOLESCENT)

Page 8 of Defence Council Instructions S26/1970 (RAF) authorises the continued wearing of Patrol Dress (Home), I think this solves your query.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-08-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By RAY WALKLING
Dear Dave, Would you please supply me with copies...

Dear Dave, Would you please supply me with copies of your Collectors Guides. My email address is r.walkling159@btinternet.com.
Thanks in anticipation
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