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Old 31-01-19, 01:33 AM
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Default RCAF 601 Squadron?? Air direction?

OK, here's another patch I have to ID before flogging it if you're able to help. It's a tall jacket crests and seems to refer to 601 SQN, the RAF mob but I can't decode it. Is that an Air Direction reference at the top? Tel for telecommunications, telephony?? Would the chain links refer to a radio chain? This one's really got me stumped. It appears to be of 1950's vintage, perhaps a bit later.

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Old 31-01-19, 01:49 AM
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601 Telecommunication Squadron, Marville France

http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/marvil...other-152.html

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Old 31-01-19, 01:53 AM
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I think it might be 601 Telecom Squadron. They were in Europe in the early-mid 60ís and moved from 2 Wing to Metz. You can find another crest here:
http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/marvil.../macrests.html
Iím sure you can find out more with this background.

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Oops, I guess Walt and I were writing at the same time. I also noticed an exact example of your patch from George Bignell at the same resource, on a different page and dated June, 1958:
http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/groste...gtcrest-12.jpg
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You guys don't miss a trick. Thanks very much.

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In the RAF, AD usually refers to Air Defence. In the communications (Comms) world the chain represents the ability to pass information, unbroken, from one end to the other - as used in this example.
http://www.rafht.co.uk/index.php/201...-signals-unit/
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Hi

I somehow missed this thread but good to see.

My Father was 601.



http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/groste...1sqn/601-1.jpg

I have his Sqn Curling Team jacket somewhere in storage. It has an entirely different patch on it. I'll see if it's handy.

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To hell with the jacket, I want that car!
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Which one?

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The one on the left. That's the one for me even though I haven't got a clue what it is.
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Cars are not really my thing but the radiator badge looks (to me) as the winged "B" of Bentley.

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Hi Guys

It's a 1946 Jaguar Mk IV, I believe.

Dad bought it from a returning-to-Canada fellow Airman for $50.

About a year later, Dad loaned it out to a buddy for a weekend Leave and he promptly wrecked in Paris. Totaled.

*I still have about 5000+ photos to go through from my parents house!! Many from my Dad's Career 1952-91.

601 RR
601 TR
601 Tel

Which was it?

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Hi

Could a Mod please move this whole thread to Canadian RCAF topic? Don't want to lose the info.

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