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Old 26-09-22, 02:41 PM
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Hope you have some ideas on this one. Seen on website Warstore, a Rhodesian Air Force badge. Standard pattern officer badge, gold bullion fronds and metal eagle but replacing the crown a bullion lion and tusk. It states WW2 issue but l cannot find any history or photos of it in service.
I would include a photo but frustratingly l cannot work out how to attach it from a l phone to a thread.
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Old 26-09-22, 03:33 PM
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From your description, it sounds like a UDI-period badge. Can you provide a link to the image on Warstore?
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Old 26-09-22, 03:36 PM
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Old 27-09-22, 05:29 AM
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Hi Richard
Yes, that is an early Southern Rhodesia AF officer cap badge, my example shown here for reference. Warstore is not shy with prices but if you collect WWII air-force badges, any Rhodesian AF badges would be among the rarest of allied badges and there are a few which I would consider to be amongst the rarest badges of WWII overall, such as the half wings with the lion & tusk which were only worn by one squadron, No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron.
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Old 28-09-22, 10:47 PM
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Thanks Alex, Arthur for your quick replies. lt is the badge l was wondering about. Can you confirm it worn in WW2, post war or post UDI? I’ve had a good trawl through 44 Squadron photos but could not positively ID it although l did notice what appeared to be a Air Marshals Badge with a crown and Rhodesian eagle/vulture in the background. The price is a little too steep for me at present but still a interesting item.
Thanks again for your help.
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Old 29-09-22, 05:57 AM
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I really don't know the dates that this badge was worn but all the WWII photos I have seen seem to show the standard RAF crowned badge being worn. I suspect this badge post-dates WWII.
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