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Old 19-08-17, 03:31 AM
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Default some help with some RAF and RAAF items

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i have some questions i would like some help with.
firstly in pic 1&2) it looks to be an unfinished RAF buckle?
pic 3&4) aiguillette of the RAF/RAAF? well it was supposed to be? but why would it have italian army motifs on it?
pic 5&6) is this a genuine RAAF wing? WW2?
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Old 19-08-17, 05:30 AM
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I think it can be said with a degree certainty that the aiguillette is not RAF and the wing is completely spurious.
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Old 19-08-17, 05:39 AM
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thanks frank
what i thought but better to check than be sorry
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Hi BC, the first image with the albatross and crown is actually the central motif of a RAF officers sword guard. It would have been trimmed then inset into the guard. If you Google it, you will find multiple images.

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thanks Greg
it looks like your correct.
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Hi BC, the first image with the albatross and crown is actually the central motif of a RAF officers sword guard. It would have been trimmed then inset into the guard. If you Google it, you will find multiple images.

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Except it is an Eagle!

The shoulder strap and aiguillette look to be the type worn by some members of the Household Cavalry.

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Except it is an Eagle!

The shoulder strap and aiguillette look to be the type worn by some members of the Household Cavalry.

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I agree house hold cavalry Life guards and Blues and Royals

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