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Old 20-12-21, 10:20 AM
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Default FAA Air Fitter 'I' - what was 'I'?

I recently acquired this photograph, featuring a Leading Air Fitter of the Fleet Air Arm with trade designation 'I'.

I am familiar with 'A' Airframes, 'E' Engines, 'L' Electrical and 'O' Ordnance; as well as later 'F' Fitter and 'R' Rigger. Also, have come across 'funnies' with 'C', 'D' and 'Q', but not until now 'I'.

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Old 20-12-21, 10:37 AM
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Could the "I" be for INSTRUMENTS ??
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It looks like a 'modified' Electrical "L" badge ?

"I" instructor ?

https://www.naval-history.net/ww2aaR...s-Badges61.bmp

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Old 21-12-21, 03:04 PM
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Could the "I" be for INSTRUMENTS ??
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Yes, could be a modified 'L'.

On a related note, I have a Leading Air Fitter 'D' patch, on which the 'D' looks to be a modified 'L' (see images).
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This sounds plausible.
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Is't collecting badges interesting when you have not got a clue about what you have i your hand. I posted this photoograph of "funnies" a while ago note some are FAA.

As well as collecting 1WW badges, I collect photographs of any unusual badge to do with my specialist subjects, This give credence to any unusual badge I find or confirms something.

My best guess for the badge would be instruments
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