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Old 03-08-22, 11:16 AM
Depdogcov Depdogcov is offline
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Default RAF 1918 Economy Officer's Cap Badge?

Dear Forum,
I have been struggling to find images of the reverse of this cap badge.
I have a couple of this type of badge with the blades on the reverse and would like to know do I have the 1918 economy version for junior officers, the officer cadet badge or the W.O. badge? If it is the cadet or W.O. badge is there any way of tying a date down other than between 1919 and 1952?

I have found one maker's marked example by LUDSKI and on that badge the blades were positioned lower down.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Regards,
Paul
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Old 03-08-22, 11:26 AM
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Hi
They are not WW1.
the economy WW1 is maker marked below crown and came in bronze and gilt.
These are a variation WW2 period i believe.
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Old 04-08-22, 06:52 AM
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Your badge #2 has similar blades to badge #4 in this post of mine: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=67939
This was identified as a WWI example. I haven't looked to see if mine has a MM behind the padding and don't have access at the moment. I will look when I get a chance.
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Old 04-08-22, 10:49 AM
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Thank you arrestingu and Alex
Alex, the blades on my badge no. 2 do look similar to your example and they would be fixed in the same position on both badges. The blades on the Ludski badge I saw were much lower.

A slightly more general point. I associate blades with officers cap badges and lugs/sliders with other ranks. Is this a hard and fast rule? I assume not if these badges could be W.O. Cap badges?
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Old 04-08-22, 11:29 AM
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....Alex unless yours is maker marked,in my opinion yours is interwar period.
regards Steve
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Old 05-08-22, 06:51 AM
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I'll have to have a look for a MM on mine when I get home in a few weeks.
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