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Old 01-04-19, 09:12 AM
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Hello everyone

I saw this badge cap that I was presented as a badge of the medical service of the R.F.C. ??........What do you think about? I do not find it in Cox's book or in K & K.

Bonne journée.

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Old 01-04-19, 09:15 AM
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Sorry

Sorry Ii was a wrong picture here is the good
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Old 01-04-19, 09:24 AM
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KK volume 2 - page 90 and 93. Royal Army Medical Corps. KK1007

I believe, but what it has to do with RFC I have no idea, it could be that the badge belonged to a soldier attached as a medical orderly. I am sure others on the site will help with further information.

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Old 01-04-19, 09:44 AM
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Thank you Steve for this rapid answer.
I am a French collector for the Commonwealth 1914-18 in the "Pas de Calais & Somme" and I do not have volume 2 of K & K. This explains that.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:48 AM
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sorry jean paul. the first badge is Medical Corps KK 1007. the second pictured badge I do not know...… perhaps someone else will. I will keep looking through my books to see if I can find it.

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Old 01-04-19, 09:57 AM
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Steve You are the best!
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I think you second badge should be on lugs as a collar.
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2nd badge is RAF Medical Services authorised Oct 1918. Worn as collar badges I believe.

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Second badge is a fake copy of a 1920 RAF medical corps collar badge. As Magpie says, it should have lugs and a voided crown.

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Old 01-04-19, 10:50 AM
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Jean-Paul

I think your 'cap badge' could be a doctored RAF Medical Services Collar badge. If you go to www.britairforce.com/raf_trade you will see the badge but it is clearly identified as a collar badge. I suspect that as a collar badge it would have lugs (loops) rather than a slider.

There is also a similar badge on e-bay described as RAF Medical Branch but this has lugs(loops).

I would have a very good look at the rear of the badge to see if it once had lugs and maybe has been changed.

I hope someone else can give more positive advice but to me this badge is suspect..... I may of course be wrong as I am new to collecting but I can not find positive identification of this badge with slider anywhere.

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et bon jour ami (hope my schoolboy French is good....)
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Old 01-04-19, 11:02 AM
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Thank you everybody!
I'm very happy for all the answers.

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Old 01-04-19, 11:43 AM
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Re bonjour.

Here are more pictures of this curious cap badge.
It looks like it was cast ... There are no traces of lugs
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I don't think real ones are that easy to find and most are fake.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=147715
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Old 01-04-19, 12:18 PM
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Ok magpie.
Y let it....
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