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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-03-20, 02:25 PM
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Views: 206
Posted By dragon166
Since the introduction of the brass badge, in...

Since the introduction of the brass badge, in 1919, the design was unchanged until the 1950s when the Queens crown replaced the Tudor kings version. The WWI cap badges were of a completely different...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By dragon166
I think this is the wing that DougSA refers to. ...

I think this is the wing that DougSA refers to. It forms part of a lot on ebay. I have never seen it before but it does look as if it was worn at sometime.
Dave
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-03-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By dragon166
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-03-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dragon166
The trades in each Wing changed from year to...

The trades in each Wing changed from year to year. From 1965 the Only band used at Cosford was green/yellow for all apprentices. I have written a book about these and other trainee insignia. Free...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-03-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dragon166
Mike, the cap bands did not indicate the trde...

Mike, the cap bands did not indicate the trde being trained in, they indicated which training School/Wing the boys were at. Red/Lt Blue/yellow -RAF Halton. Brown/white - RAF Compton Bassett etc....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-03-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dragon166
I have all the Dress Regulations from 1935 - 2018...

I have all the Dress Regulations from 1935 - 2018 and the only official mention is for the white version, both for the RAF and the ATC. However other such embellishments, like cap bands and shoulder...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 03-03-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By dragon166
The issue badge was flat during WWII with padded...

The issue badge was flat during WWII with padded versions private purchase. They do vary a little, some lightly padded and others heavily padded. The colour of the threads do vary according to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-03-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By dragon166
The top item I have never seen but maybe an...

The top item I have never seen but maybe an airline badge. The lower one is a fabrication, most probably for a sweetheart, using a shoulder title attached to an Officers cap eagle and then brooched....
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 02-03-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By dragon166
The scrolls are representative of Soviet medals,...

The scrolls are representative of Soviet medals, probably awarded to the unit.
Dave
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-03-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By dragon166
The ATC Chaplains do not wear uniform Steve. The...

The ATC Chaplains do not wear uniform Steve. The small badge is for wear in civilian clothes and only one is worn. The larger badge is for wear on their scarf. Sorry!
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By dragon166
I suggested it was New Zeaand due to the eagle...

I suggested it was New Zeaand due to the eagle pattern. The Australian version was Womens Australian Auxiliary Air Force (WAAAF)
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-02-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By dragon166
New Zealand WAAF, WWII???

New Zealand WAAF, WWII???
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-02-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By dragon166
It is a WO badge. I also have one and believe it...

It is a WO badge. I also have one and believe it could be for the Royal Australian Air Force, in WWII, as most of their cap badges were "bronzed".
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-02-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By dragon166
Bronzed versions were worn by the R Australian...

Bronzed versions were worn by the R Australian Air Force during WWII.
Dave
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 14-02-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By dragon166
Yes I believe they are all genuine. Dave

Yes I believe they are all genuine.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By dragon166
In general they are the same. They can be found...

In general they are the same. They can be found in Gilt, gilded brass, brass and black plastic. WO hats and badges were service supplied whereas Officers were made by tailors and therefore their...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-02-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By dragon166
It was introduced in 1949, in line with the...

It was introduced in 1949, in line with the authorisation of the miniature Officers badge. These badges were not for the FS Cap but for the beret replacing the eagle and crown previously worn. ...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 13-02-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By dragon166
I would suggest that the large wings were used on...

I would suggest that the large wings were used on the 1930s Full Dress and the smaller version for Mess Dress
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-02-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By dragon166
Here are some pics showing the badge being worn. ...

Here are some pics showing the badge being worn.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By dragon166
Now only worn by by qualified members of the...

Now only worn by by qualified members of the University Air Squadrons At one time they were also worn by the R Aux AF.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-01-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By dragon166
Looks to me to be a modern fake which has been...

Looks to me to be a modern fake which has been artificially aged yet the melton background appear to be in perfect condition. As Steve says the embroidery is very coarse.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 24-01-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By dragon166
Thanks Ray, this is my understanding also. Dave

Thanks Ray, this is my understanding also.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 23-01-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By dragon166
Ocean Weather Service

I thought I had seen all the OWS ratings arm badges but I was recently told there was also a badge for Engineers (Fabrication of the subject item attached).
Does anyone have an example of this...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-01-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By dragon166
Flat versions of these flying badges are always...

Flat versions of these flying badges are always difficult as the design is basically the same today as when they were introduced. Padded versions are not much easier except that the type of backing,...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-01-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By dragon166
Yes it looks like a Mess Dress cummerbund. The...

Yes it looks like a Mess Dress cummerbund. The badges, rank and the engineer wing would be for use on tropical mess dress white jacket. It is unusual to see the crown shown as a shape, which is...
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