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Old 31-07-14, 10:36 AM
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Excuse my ignorance on what is perhaps an easy question and a common badge, but what exactly is this?

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/britai...rowngold.shtml

It is not an FS cap badge (or is it?), as I have never seen them on an actual hat or in period photos...

Can anyone help me out here with my curiosity?

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Old 31-07-14, 04:27 PM
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Somewhere I have seen it described as being worn by civilians while driving RAF officers (presumably those of Air Rank), but I can't remember where. It may well be on this Forum somewhere.

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Old 31-07-14, 05:34 PM
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First pattern RAF officers cap badge circa 1919, short lived, very very rare and very widely reproduced.
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I wondered whether you might nail it, Phil. So was it ever used as a driver's badge?

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I wondered whether you might nail it, Phil. So was it ever used as a driver's badge?

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When I was at Scampton in '84 our driver used to wear an eagle on his cap. I never asked for a closer look but I'm guessing it was the standard A/A oficers 'chip bag' badge.
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Old 01-08-14, 08:19 AM
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I don't know, to be honest. As CGA00 has said, later they wore the standard side cap eagle and crown.

I will see if I can find the original thread on these badges.

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Old 01-08-14, 08:26 AM
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http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ighlight=eagle
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Old 01-08-14, 11:25 AM
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and thanks Phil for clearing this up and for the url, very interesting reading. An original badge must be quite an addition to the collection.
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Hello one and all,

Has anyone got any evidence or contemporary reference of this badge being authorised by the Air Ministry, or photographs of it being worn?

I have never seen anything to date to say it was worn by RAF Officers in the early years.

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Old 07-08-14, 09:14 AM
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I agree. In 30 years Ive never seen any reference to this badge being worn, regs, photos or anything else. I have seen examples with wear, but whether that's come from it being worn as something like a sweethearts, or just a collector polishing it is anyones guess.
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