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Old 10-05-18, 05:09 PM
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Old 10-05-18, 05:32 PM
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The upper one looks like a good condition Full Dress Wing. The other looks theatre made, possibly Indian.
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Old 11-05-18, 05:22 PM
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Thank you for your input Dave.
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Definetly theatre made .
Indian or middle East.
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I like both of those, superb examples.

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Old 12-05-18, 01:10 PM
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I like the top example in particular, a very typical brevet, the classic shape, from their introduction (you get some rather big, bold, strange looking examples once out of the 1920's with huge crowns) and worn by all those officers who wore their dress tunics until 1939, not all actually did and on occasion afterwards, post war, by a very small number of pre war officers., very difficult to date though, unless, you know the original owner and even then, you could have something made in the 1920's but bought and subsequently worn in the 1930's.
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Old 27-05-18, 03:21 PM
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They are very nice things, the example attached was worn by a founder member of the Royal Air Force who had originally been seconded from the Royal Artillery Special Reserve as a Kite Balloon Officer to the Royal Flying Corps, before becoming an Observer and finally a Pilot in the RAF, he resigned in 1929, again, that early and very classic shape you encounter in the early 1920's.
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Wow ! Superb !
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When you get into the 1930's this sort of thing starts to appear, the Mess Dress, below, gives you an idea of size.
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Would anyone care to comment on these 2 bullion wings?
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Dominique,
The silver bullion theater made wing is absolutely beautiful! That wing, when looked upon while taking into account the culture and icons of India and the angular formation of the outline of a properly set head dress, gives context to the crown for me regarding the artisan who tailored the wing. Look at the outline of the headdress of this individual and look at the crown. Indian made indeed I believe.

If you ever decide to part with this wing, please let me know, I would love to use this as the centerpiece of the discussion of Indian made RAF insignia.

Just a wonderful find and thank you so much Dominique for sharing with us and blessings in your further collecting...Mel
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Most interesting info indeed ...
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