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Old 25-12-13, 10:41 AM
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Default RAF Central Band Busby

RAF Central Band Busby for your attention as per similar thread 4 screw posts visable hope the photos do it justice all the best billy
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Old 25-12-13, 10:47 AM
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very nice, I have the fittings to one but never seen one for sale, Kev
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Old 25-12-13, 11:23 AM
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I caught this by accident browsing E-bay Mother in law said to put 30 as an Xmas present clicked next page and saw the Busby!
So! mothers 30 I made up the rest if! i won? fortunately I did! I think cheaply as i won it for 56 ish with postage 63.50 but have wanted one for a long time and did,nt really expect to find one!
IT is in a lovely condition but at size 55 a small fit "yes! I tried it on!" I think I was size 57?
The bloke in the RAF that I was hoping to get the badge for you was posted to London as Staff member somewhere so did,nt get it for you unfortunately!
All the best for Xmas billy
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Old 26-12-13, 01:13 AM
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well done billy
i think its a bargain.
i dont care what some people say on this forum, i love ebay. picked up some absolute bargains in the last few weeks
bc
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Old 26-12-13, 04:13 AM
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Unfortunately missing its chinstrap.

I am fortunate to own 2 - one for a bandsman, similar to that shown and another to a Warrant Officer/Bandmaster with comes with a red plume and a bullion version of the officer's badge - and worn only by the 4 WO/Bandmaster of the RAF Music Service.


Will see if I can compose the pictures and upload.
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Old 26-12-13, 08:31 AM
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Would love to see pictures of them! also how Chin-strap affixes to the Busby? then all I would have to do is locate one? saw picture of band marching and being led by RED plumed chap! cheers all the best billy
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Old 28-12-13, 11:45 AM
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Hello,

Here's the Officer's busby.

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Old 28-12-13, 11:50 AM
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Hello again,

This is the badge worn on the Warrant Officer's Busby, sorry I don't have a photo of it on its busby to hand.
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And that badge is worn only by 4 guys in the whole RAF.

There is an excellent book on the RAF Bands titled "music in Blue" by Gil Singleton, a former Warrant Officer/Bandmaster - who is now the Director of Music for the Air Cadets in the rank of Wing Commander (VRT).

I will attempt to photograph my Warrant Officer Busby and post in the next day or so.


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