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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-02-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Just a manufacturing error. I have seen a few of...

Just a manufacturing error. I have seen a few of these, both in an all metal type badge as well as an embroidered crown and laurel type. Call it human error that one placed the wrong facing bird on...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 04-02-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By RCAF_Mike
In awe at the 1967 and 1969 Red Knight patches....

In awe at the 1967 and 1969 Red Knight patches. Two I'd love to have!!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-11-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Looks more like a postwar type wing to me. Very...

Looks more like a postwar type wing to me. Very nice looking messkit! Named?
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 23-09-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By RCAF_Mike
You are correct, a fake

You are correct, a fake
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-09-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Bill is correct. I have seen some L+F Ontario...

Bill is correct. I have seen some L+F Ontario Guys wearing theirs into the 1960s
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 16-08-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Looks like a faded Canadian Tropical Eagle to me

Looks like a faded Canadian Tropical Eagle to me
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 12-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Very interesting back story. So he never served...

Very interesting back story. So he never served in the USAAF at all? His service ribbons would indicate he never opted to return to them
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By RCAF_Mike
At first it was an RCAF establishment with a...

At first it was an RCAF establishment with a minimal RCAF presence, contracted to be run by a Civilian Management company (usually a flying club). A small staff was posted with the Civil element....
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Jack, there was a BFTS program. British Flying...

Jack, there was a BFTS program. British Flying Training School. These were 6 RAF schools established in the USA, operated by contract flying schools. A whole other "kettle of fish" as it were
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Beauty badge, and one I am still looking for!...

Beauty badge, and one I am still looking for! It's not a BFTS, but rather an EFTS. Elementary Flying Training School
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-08-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Those look like really nice original pilot wings....

Those look like really nice original pilot wings. I'd have to see the backside of them to be sure, but they look to be made of a very fine quality silk. I am envious!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-08-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Its made in Canada. I have a whole set, plus an...

Its made in Canada. I have a whole set, plus an AG that is RAF with a Canadian price tag on the back.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-06-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By RCAF_Mike
And there was only one size? Isn't it possible...

And there was only one size? Isn't it possible that it may have varied by manufacturer? Any other ideas as to what this badge might be for? I can't recall having seen an RAF/RCAF badge with an...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 03-06-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Bandmaster's badge?

Greetings all. I recently picked up this oversized badge, and I'd consider it too well made to be a reproduction. Could this be a Bandmaster's badge for a fur bonnet?
Forum: Military Buttons 03-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Civil Airline button

Civil Airline button
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By RCAF_Mike
To me the hub design on the left looks remarkably...

To me the hub design on the left looks remarkably similar to the RAAF metal leading aircraftsman rank badge. Is it possible these are Australian Flying Corps badges? (I had the two subject pieces in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Better Knowledge? I know that the posted wing is...

Better Knowledge? I know that the posted wing is South African. The SA made types all had very distinctive qualities of manufacture and were usually backed with the same black mesh backing. Here is a...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Dave, the AP wing you posted from the ebay lot is...

Dave, the AP wing you posted from the ebay lot is a South African wing. They have a very distinct style of laurel wreath and thread pattern. Nice wing.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-03-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Coloured Flashes for the Wedge Cap

As the title suggests, can anyone here shed any knowledge pertaining to the use of coloured flashes in the wedge cap? I know the White one is for trainees/officer cadets and there was a scarlet o e...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By RCAF_Mike
I can't say I have ever seen anything like it....

I can't say I have ever seen anything like it. All of my references fail to mention a badge like this (even trusty old Nobbs' is coming up empty!). The Eagle is an NZ pattern though.... I usually get...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-02-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Civil Pilot Wing

Does anybody here have a copy of Gerry Steven's book on UK civil wings that could check this one for me? I am drawing a blank.
Thanks!
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 10-01-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Wayne, Yes I checked and the hallmark is on the...

Wayne, Yes I checked and the hallmark is on the lower righthand side. It is definitely from a 1967 repro set
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-01-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By RCAF_Mike
A fantastic analysis of these badges. I am going...

A fantastic analysis of these badges. I am going to have to check my '67 wing again, I never noticed a Caron Bros. Mark on there before!

In any case, well done!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-12-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By RCAF_Mike
Dave I'd love to see the back of that second...

Dave I'd love to see the back of that second one.... The "Hybrid"
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 24-11-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By RCAF_Mike
That is a wonderful little grouping!

That is a wonderful little grouping!
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