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Old 13-04-24, 01:04 PM
hindoostan hindoostan is offline
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Default Two RAF badges for id

Just picked these up. What was thier use Both have the same serial or RAF number.
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Old 13-04-24, 01:22 PM
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leigh kitchen leigh kitchen is offline
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The serial numbers on your two badges arent the same.
One of the oval ones is offered for sale on Sally Bosley's website:

WW2 Royal Air Force war workers numbered identification badge
A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; gilded brass oval example, the centre bearing Crowned RAF eagle above a tablet with officially impressed number '90027', the reverse with maker"s details 'J.R.Gaunt. London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 34mm.

Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.

The Historic Flying Clothing website has one of the round badges:

RAF civilian worker's badge
Code: U1NIV

A scarce Royal Air Force badge worn to identify civilians undertaking official work on RAF stations etc. Circular, manufactured by 'Dingley' of Birmingham in white metal with a button hole rear fixing. Approximately 28mm diameter. These badges were individually numbered, this one being '87316'. Good condition.
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Old 13-04-24, 04:18 PM
hindoostan hindoostan is offline
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Thanks Leigh.
Posted this at the event I was at, without my glasses!! Thank you for the info,
I have not seen these badges before. Came with a RAF badge, blazer badge for The RAF Police and RAF sweetheart. The guy served in Germany post war, so a bit of genuine Nazi bits came in as well.

Thanks again
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