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Old 07-03-22, 11:25 PM
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Does anyone have a positive ID for this plastic RAF button?

Its almost identical to the RAF Yacht Club but without the 'YC' lettering.

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Old 08-03-22, 02:39 AM
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Had them on my Battle Dress jacket in the RAF Regt. D.J.
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Old 08-03-22, 06:00 AM
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Are you sure they were Kings crown with the ribbed base, and not Kings or Queens crown with smooth base?
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Old 08-03-22, 11:16 PM
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Are you sure they were Kings crown with the ribbed base, and not Kings or Queens crown with smooth base?
Oops, Sorry I jumped to conclusions! Just dug it out and smooth with E11R crown! Seems the air over here has shrunk it Because I can only get one arm in it! But it’s still in great shape considering it was issued to me in 1961 I will now pay penance by including two pics I’ve just taken.
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Old 09-03-22, 03:45 PM
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Hi

No problem!

I have only seen these (ribbed) buttons on things like the RAF Yacht Club, which I think are the same but with 'YC' on them. Although very early 1920s there were bronzed and leather buttons still in use, I've not really found black plastic until mid-WW2, when they were made specifically for the Tropical Service Dress, but these were Kings Crown with a smooth base. I've had similar use attached to the ribbed version and 1920s but nothing to confirm it.
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My first thought when I saw it was RNAS. The officer buttons had a rope border, and I thought it looked like it might be a ratings button. Don't know if they used them though?
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Old 11-03-22, 03:34 PM
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Hi Alex

RNAS ratings just used normal RN buttons.

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Old 11-03-22, 09:10 PM
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I would say this is pressed horn, not plastic
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Old 12-03-22, 06:27 AM
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RNAS ratings just used normal RN buttons.

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Old 12-03-22, 04:26 PM
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To the esteemed Gentlemen who posted above. I always assumed that the R.N.A.S. Was that which amalgamated with the R.F.C. To form the R.A.F. After that, Aircraft carriers and the “Air” types aboard were referred to as belonging to the “Fleet Air Arm” or is that terminology purely a colloquialism? Regards, D.J.
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Old 12-03-22, 07:54 PM
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There’s a great timeline of the Feet Air Arm at

https://www.fleetairarmoa.org/fleet-...story-timeline
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Old 12-03-22, 10:09 PM
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Wow!! That is some impressive read. Thank you for posting that link. Best regards, David J.
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