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Old 08-06-19, 04:49 PM
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I have bought a nice little homespun sweetheart shaped as the letter E with a tiny mm sized eagle on the corner. It looks very much like the RAF eagle but given the teeny tiny size of it, if RAF, what would it originally have been?

And on a not unrelated note, apart from Hobarts book on RAF badges & uniforms, is there a more comprehensive resource available? I desperately need a good reference book.
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Old 08-06-19, 05:06 PM
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Letter "E" for a person's initial, eagle cut from a RAF button?
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Old 08-06-19, 05:34 PM
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For reference you could start with my various albums. Go to the albums page and search for RAF. Here's one to get you going
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=1234
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For reference you could start with my various albums. Go to the albums page and search for RAF. Here's one to get you going
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=1234
Thank you, I have been doing that, but you know how it is, I need a book

Yes Leigh, I figured the sweetheart began with an E, very intricately removed from a button though, I'll have another look.
Oh some other help please, I've stuck this thread in the Canadian section, if someone could relocate it to the right place I would be grateful.
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Old 08-06-19, 06:00 PM
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Sorry, I thought I'd better spell it out, bearing in mind you're not a pukkah Cambs native..........
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Sorry, I thought I'd better spell it out, bearing in mind you're not a pukkah Cambs native..........
Well neither are you! Would rather be an Essex girl anyway.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:28 PM
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I think you are right about it coming from a button by the way. Well done.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:43 PM
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You've seen the light (somebody must've opened the Capri door?)
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What is the Canadian connection and what is the material from which it has been made?

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I have bought a nice little homespun sweetheart shaped as the letter E with a tiny mm sized eagle on the corner. It looks very much like the RAF eagle but given the teeny tiny size of it, if RAF, what would it originally have been?

And on a not unrelated note, apart from Hobarts book on RAF badges & uniforms, is there a more comprehensive resource available? I desperately need a good reference book.
Many thanks
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Just read post four, but, my second question remains, is it Perspex?
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Just read post four, but, my second question remains, is it Perspex?
It is Frank, Its rather sweet. Shame it isn't an A though.
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A rather strange 'E'. Could it possibly be a conjoined F & L (or L & F), the initials of an RAF sweetheart?

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Foreign Legion maybe?
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A rather strange 'E'. Could it possibly be a conjoined F & L (or L & F), the initials of an RAF sweetheart?

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I dunno. To quote Eric Morecambe, you can't see the join.
It is an odd E but it is as clean as a whistle no evidence of it being 2 letters. Maybe he was going to add the eagle on the bottom part of the E but then something went wrong. Who knows? I like it anyway. Its a bit different.
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Old 09-06-19, 02:17 PM
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I think I misled with the word conjoined. I never intended that the letters were in some way joined, as by solder, brazing, superglue etc. buy rather as a crafted one-piece item. The explanatory word escapes me. If one places an F on top of an L (or vice versa) and traces the outline, the resultant shape will then be the template.

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