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Old 10-02-24, 02:17 PM
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Default RAF Rank Slide Epaulettes and Eagle - WW2 or post WW2?

Hi,

Please could someone advise if these RAF Rank Slide Epaulettes are WW2 or post WW2 (Badge A in pictures)?

In addition, please could someone advise:

1) if the Eagle Badge (Badge B in the pictures) is WW2 or post WW2?
2) also, what is the purpose of this eagle badge ? Am not sure if it is part of an officer's sidecap insignia or part of a post WW2 NCO aircrew chevron from a uniform?

Any guidance would be much appreciated if possible.

Many thanks and best rgds.
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Old 14-02-24, 12:46 AM
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To me the shoulder rank looks post war.
The badge could well be wartime.
Barry
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Old 14-02-24, 11:06 PM
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I would say the officer shirt sleeve material rank slides are post war also.
The WW2 worn blue shirts were not made with epaulettes & so these would be superfluous at the time. They are post war in my opinion.
The Officer's side cap badge is missing the crown from above it & is probably Canadian made, given the ' fat bird' style of the eagle, the backing plate in that material & the round fasteners attached also.
I agree with Barry, it could well be WW2. I am not familiar with the potential post war use of them at all so I can't help there unfortunately.

Best regards,
David
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Old 17-02-24, 11:26 AM
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Many thanks all for your posts.
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Old 20-02-24, 02:04 PM
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Don't think the crown is missing, the back plate is too low and doesn't have the third hole, so it's a porky eagle on it's own. I'm lost as to its purpose though, looks too new to be a sleeve eagle
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Old 20-02-24, 04:34 PM
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One for sale described as :

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Original WW2 British Royal Air Force RAF Metal Pathfinder Badge
https://www.ebay.com.my/itm/383913003122

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Old 21-02-24, 12:19 PM
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I am fairly sure this is a Canadian made aircrew NCO sleeve eagle, worn above the chevrons by sgt's and flight sgt's. Brit made ones were lugged, and as David says, the round nuts appear Canadian.
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