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Old 29-02-24, 06:04 AM
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It's been emotional.
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Old 29-02-24, 10:46 AM
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It's been emotional.
Leigh, if it's affected you and feel the need for help and support I believe that Alan & mike run a help line for issues like this.
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Old 29-02-24, 11:24 AM
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Thanks,that's good to know, I'll try to soldier on with just a little self medication.
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Old 29-02-24, 02:37 PM
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I have had numbers of RFC and RAF badges that have quite a range of toning. I don't doubt the 'bronzed' appearance of Force 136 attributed badge but I follow the logic that even OSD badges if vigorously polished will return to a GM brass base metal rather than copper.

Its only a badge and everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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Old 29-02-24, 04:30 PM
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Not toned but bronzed, the RAF with remains of a slider was found under a bush in a garden but not buried.
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Old 05-03-24, 01:35 PM
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Default RAF Bronze & Copper cap badges

Hi all,

Continuing with the theme of this thread.

Here are my versions of RAF KC Other Rank Bronze (8.34g) & Copper (9.01g) badges I have in my possession. The Bronze one was sold to me as such.

Also, attached for interest are Bronze & Copper RAF KC WO badges. These both have hexagonal rear fittings.

I assume that both bronze versions would be late WWI era onwards.

Any comments most welcome.


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Graham
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Old 05-03-24, 02:32 PM
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The RAF cap badge on the left is a Marsh repro, see post #11 here.

Personally I don’t like the other one much either.
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Old 06-03-24, 01:41 AM
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Default Some more RAF cap badge examples

These are some of my RAF cap badges with sliders & other non-slider badges with a darker tone to them.
I'll be honest, I had never heard of the Marsh fakes until some months back on this forum but it would explain some 'RAF' badge creations I have seen offered for sale in the past & some of these unfortunately (hopefully not all) may be their work too? I just picked these badges up over the years as they looked a bit different to the standard RAF cap badges. I had also heard there was an early RAF cap badge issued but nothing definitive & every day is a school day.
I would be interested to hear what others think of these as being original to start with please.
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Lets just summarize by stating this - IT AINT A BRASS BADGE. IT IS NOT YOUR A-TYPICAL POST 1920s BRASS RAF BADGE. THAT WAS THE POINT ALL ALONG. The deep inner core of the metal of the badge IS NOT YELLOW BRASS! Is that really important? NO ITS NOT! The general appearance of the badge, the man who wore it, and the dates surrounding that man and the badge are what is important. So, in the end, I just brought this forward because I thought collectors might want to know this info. If I find a guy making reproduction copper alloy darkened bronze-colored lugged semi-domed RAF cap badges in the backwaters of Vancouver, I will be sure to let y'all know.
This is most of the group I received...Not sure why these are sideways??
Just out of curiosity, if he was RFC/RAF from 1916 to 1919, I fail to see what the connection is with the group photo.
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Old 20-03-24, 05:02 AM
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I think what people forget is that veterans often don't really care about the badges like we do and can lose them / give them to kids to play with etc. Then one day they see a badge at a market and buy it as a memento, and voila! A suddenly obscure yet 'genuine' veteran badge.
As mentioned here many time before, buy the badge, not the story.
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