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Old 21-01-14, 04:11 PM
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Default WAAF cap badge

A recent purchase: a WAAF cap badge. I have been told by knowledgeable collectors on this forum that the Women Auxiliary Air Force was established 10th May 1940 along with the WAAS. I guess the cap badge must be quite scarcer than its WAAS counterpart. Full of enthusiasm I have bought on ebay what was advertised as a South African Women Auxiliary Air Force brass shoulder title, but in the event it has turned out to be a much more common WAAS title... I guess brass WAAF shoulder titles are not easy to come across!
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Old 21-01-14, 06:55 PM
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Hi, the WAAF is more scarce than the WAAS, but not unobtainable. Regards Andrew
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Old 22-03-14, 02:25 PM
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Default WAAF arm titles and a collar badge

Managed to add to the lot a couple of WAAF brass titles and, alas, a single collar badge....
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Old 24-03-14, 10:01 AM
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These appear to be bronzed rather than brass, being more of a brownish colour. They and the cap/collar badges came in both.
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Old 24-03-14, 05:48 PM
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These appear to be bronzed rather than brass, being more of a brownish colour. They and the cap/collar badges came in both.
I agree, the titles certainly look the pinkish colour of polished bronze.
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Old 03-03-19, 06:48 PM
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A bit of a late follow on really, but what type of uniform would a 1940 SAAF WAAF have worn?
Army or RAF style?
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Old 30-05-19, 09:14 AM
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Army style. Officers wore drab Bara theater jackets and skirts with f/s caps. Light khaki also worn. Other ranks wore ATS style caps in Khaki or f/s caps.
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Old 31-05-19, 11:42 PM
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Some pictures
Forgot to mention flight gear 😊 SA WAAF had pilots too.
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Old 31-05-19, 11:44 PM
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Squadron Officer Dunning and staff
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