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Old 19-09-11, 03:40 PM
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Interesting notes. Are these direct quotes from dress regulations or Air Ministry Orders?

I ask as I question the use of the larger badge on the service Dress and smaller on the mess dress. The badge was introduced on February 22nd 1940 under Air Ministry Order (AMO - what is AMWO, its not a term Ive seen before?) 116/40, and abolished under AMO 368/48 of June 14th 1948.There was no mess dress during the war, it having been abolished for the duration, only being reintroduced about 1947. Therefore, for most of the badges life there was no mess dress for it to be worn on.

I have a pair of EO collar badges given to me by a wartime EO, and these are the small type, which he wore on his Service dress, while all photos I have seen of RAF EOs show the smaller version worn on the service dress collar. Its possible that the ruling of large for SD and small for MD was made after the war, before the badge was abolished, but its otherwise something that goes against all the evidence.
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