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Old 07-07-21, 10:11 AM
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Default WW2 RNZAF Metal Wings

The RNZAF used metal wings and half wings on tropical uniforms in the Pacific theatre at the end of the war, the pilots wings often found dated 1944 and maker marked 'M & K' for 'Mayer and Keane'.

I have a set of these wings, and also an S wing, N wing E wing and AG wing, all of them in my collection for 12 years plus. I have been looking out for a B wing, but was there such an item? Or have I been looking for something that doesn't exist?

If there was such a wing, does anyone have a photo, or better still an example for sale?
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Old 07-07-21, 11:48 AM
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The RNZAF white metal wings were introduced under ADO A.261/44 of 28th June 1944. The badges introduced where pilots, navigators, air gunners and flight engineers. These are the only 4 designations that were worn during WW2. All others are post war or made in the field.
If you want to know more, including their individual stores numbers please see page 366 of my new book.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketpl...5&bof=mqCdWYwj
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Old 07-07-21, 11:36 PM
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Barry, that looks like a great book. I am planning one of my own on the Commonwealth Air Forces, primarily the RAF 1939-45, although I have some of the stores Nos, and Air Force orders for RNZAF bits.

Where can I get a copy of the book? I'm in the UK so can't use 'Trade Me'.

As for the other wings, do you have a confirmed date of introduction for the metal 'S' wing? It explains why I havent found the B wing Ive been searching for for years though!
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Old 08-07-21, 04:58 AM
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The books are $89.00 each plus postage of $67.00 to the USA and UK, $32.00 to Australia and $10.00 within NZ. (all prices are NZ dollars and I accept Pay Pal). Please PM me if you would like a copy.
I have had very positive feedback from British, Australian and USA collectors who have the book and the numbers sold to these countries is surprisingly pleasing.
540 pages, soft cover with end flaps, each book weights about 1.8 kgs.
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