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Old 10-04-24, 08:41 AM
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Default Opinions RCAF Nav brevet WWII or Post WWII KC

Hi Team

wondering where this brevit wing fits into, WWII or Post WWII-1953 KC.

Differant shape and embroidery of wing and has mercerized cotton that shiny look.

I have a US Airborne oval worn by 11th Abn Div HQHQC c 1946-48 period and a friend mentioned the shining threads are mercerzsed cotton.

Also is this Canadian or British made?

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Phill
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Old 10-04-24, 11:38 PM
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Hi Phill,

Looks like a WW2 Canadian made wing to me. I suspect it was worn well after WW2 also but the Canadian collectors will know more on that than me.

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David
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Old 11-04-24, 05:50 AM
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Thank you David for your input.

I have no experiance with RCAF brevits so any help is appreciated.

cheers

Phill
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Old 11-04-24, 05:53 PM
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Hi Phill:
I believe this is one of three Canadian styles of Wings found from late 1944 into 1945. It's generally called, "Small curved pattern". Warren Carrroll has more in Eagles Recalled on pages 116-118. It was an issued wing at graduation here in Canada. As David suggests, I suppose some wore it post-war until they were told to take it off!
Some other small curved examples are attached.

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Old 11-04-24, 06:43 PM
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Thanks Wayne

Much appreciated for the detailed reply.

I'm still navigating (Pun intended!) my way with WWII Canadian cloth insignia as you know Canadian cloth can be hard to distinguish from 1944-1953 with KC unless you have spent years of collecting handling cloth patchs, wings etc...

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