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Old 04-12-16, 02:39 PM
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Default WWII RCAF Pilot Wing & Ribbon Bar

Yesterday's find. The ribbon bar came with the wing.
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Rob,

Cant be many RCAF pilots entitled to the Battle of Britain clasp, can there.

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I believe the rosette for those qualified to wear the battle of Britain clasp is officially in gold, although I have a tunic to a (VERY small) NZ air gunner which has one on the 39/45 Star ribbon and it to is silver.
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I believe it was just 117 Canadian pilots.
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I believe the rosette for those qualified to wear the battle of Britain clasp is officially in gold, although I have a tunic to a (VERY small) NZ air gunner which has one on the 39/45 Star ribbon and it to is silver.
Silver rosette is for the Bomber Command Clasp.
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Silver rosette is for the Bomber Command Clasp.
Not for a ribbon bar with obvious old age to it like this one.

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Nor mine which is a period uniform and ribbon. I'd think that due to the low numbers they were not easy to find and so the usual silver was used instead!
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Or the guilding has worn off? I'm not taking it off to inspect the reverse... LOL The tangs look goldish.
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Rob:
A wonderful find. When did the military start using the "slide on" ribbon mounts vice sewing the ribbons to a bar? For some reason I thought that it had come much later in time. This one resets my time line knowledge on this practice.
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I hadn't noticed the bend over tangs/prongs. Wartime ones I've got or have come across are all sew on. Not sure about Canadian made/issue ones...
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