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Old 21-04-16, 12:59 PM
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Default Royal air corps cap pin/sweetheart badge?

Hi all, I'm hoping you might be kind enough to help me identify this. I've looked everywhere I can think of but can't find anything quite like it. It appears to be RAC, have seen similar, either metal but without the motto, or with the motto but all in coloured enamel. Can anybody tell me more about it please?

It belonged to my great-grandmother who wore it on her beret for as long as my grandmother can remember. Her husband certainly wasn't the one who gave it to her and she wasn't the sentimental type so we wonder how and why she might have had it.
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Old 21-04-16, 01:04 PM
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Hello Tabbit, welcome to the Forum. Your account is now active.
The badge is a sweetheart type pin for the Royal Flying Corps.
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Old 21-04-16, 01:26 PM
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As Bill has said, it's a RFC sweetheart badge that's most probably all hand made from perhaps a sketch or illustration from a newspaper or magazine , here's a commercially produced example of the same type along with a cap badge, I hope this helps.
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Old 21-04-16, 03:06 PM
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Hello Tabbit.Has it any markings on the back?.Looks very much like "ABROs Sterling" example.
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Old 21-04-16, 05:48 PM
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Thank you all so much for your help! It's all so interesting...

@magpie - is it usual for there to be handmade ones? I had wondered why it wasn't quite the same as the others I'd seen. Does that likely mean that the person who gave it to her wasn't actually in the RFC? Why would they do that? Sorry for all the questions I'd just love to know more and so would my Grandma

@monty - actually there is! What does that mean?

@Bill A (and everybody really) thank you for your warm welcome and great info!
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Old 22-04-16, 11:10 AM
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Hello Tabbit.Its a common circa WW1 type brooch made by "ABros" in sterling silver,They gold plated/Gold wash`d the front of these type brooches.They are very well made types.Somthimes they have no marks or just Abros or sterling.
Please I might add the subject matter of your brooch is not common,Just the style of brooch.
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Old 22-04-16, 11:45 AM
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Wow that's super interesting, thanks Monty! I can't wait to tell my Grandma she'll be so pleased to know more about it. I wear it on my beret now and often am asked about it, now I actually have something to tell people
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Old 22-04-16, 11:56 AM
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Here are some examples of your type.The finishing would have been done by hand.
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