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Old 20-09-17, 01:38 PM
natal01 natal01 is offline
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Default RNAS observer / pilot insignia

Hi ,
Yesterday I picked up a mixed selection of badges and insignia. Included were these flying insignia. Initially I took the two eagles to be those as worn above flight sergeants stripes or worn on side caps. The winged Os had me for a while but eventually I identified them as having been worn be Observers in the RNAS post 1917. That led be to think that maybe the eagles were the RNAS equivalent of pilots rank insignia. I have never come across the crowns with wire fittings - was this significant in any way ? If my logic is correct, I should be very keen to see photos of this insignia being worn. Can anyone help ?
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Old 20-09-17, 03:24 PM
arrestingu arrestingu is offline
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lovely find !!..the eagles look like rnas issues , the crowns added for cuff insignia in 1918 when changed to raf.
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