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Old 07-02-19, 10:51 AM
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Default Early R.A.F INSIGNIA YOUR HELP PLEASE

just picked these up an was wondering what your opinions are please ? the design is quite different to the war time examples I havethey have the look of earlier styles ?any thoughts please ?
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Odd looking eagles, the necks have more of a swan appearance!

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just picked these up an was wondering what your opinions are please ? the design is quite different to the war time examples I havethey have the look of earlier styles ?any thoughts please ?
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Having little knowledge of these badges, given the odd looking necks, I would have assumed one of two things, either:

a. They are reproductions.
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b. They are locally (bazaar) made.

Most bizarre indeed.
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Odd looking eagles, the necks have more of a swan appearance!
Hi Frank - swans my thoughts exactly and a very subservient swan ..... thanks always for your input
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Having little knowledge of these badges, given the odd looking necks, I would have assumed one of two things, either:

a. They are reproductions.
or
b. They are locally (bazaar) made.

Most bizarre indeed.
HI Phil , Thanks for your thoughts , definitely not copies , I know these were cut from a tatty service dress , and they seem machine made ? possibly commonwealth ? wil add clearer pics.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply or suggest that they are. It was just my inexperienced observation of the odd design, that if I had found them in a box or on a stall, thats what I would have thought.

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Michael can you post a pic of the backs. I think they are bazaar made looking more like Vultures and using white embroidery. They are unlike any other commonwealth badges I have seen. What was the service dress they were removed from - any labels?
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Could these be indicative of albatrosses? (The eagle v albatross polemic)?

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Can you please show me an AMWO, AMMO, AdWO or AdMO that actually contains any reference to an albatross?


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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply or suggest that they are. It was just my inexperienced observation of the odd design, that if I had found them in a box or on a stall, thats what I would have thought.

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No apology needed PHIL , ALWAYS value your opinions , sorry my self if i sounded abrupt im just convinced they are original they were salvaged from a serge L.A.C tunic that`s all I know but trust the guy who sold them me - better pics to follow !
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more pics will takea better pic of the rear in normal day light.
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Michael can you post a pic of the backs. I think they are bazaar made looking more like Vultures and using white embroidery. They are unlike any other commonwealth badges I have seen. What was the service dress they were removed from - any labels?
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HI the actual bird is in light blue cloth , i will try and get you normal light pics as the rear pic makes it look hand done .
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Amusing certainly, but, nothing whatsoever to do with what I would like to be shown, although, it does make very clear indeed that an albatross is a "bloody sea bird" and appears to look nothing like an eagle.

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