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Old 25-05-19, 04:32 AM
MAA202 MAA202 is offline
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Default Norwegian pilot wings.

Got these two since yesterday. It was a gift.
They came together with some red cross patches.
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Old 25-05-19, 05:11 AM
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My understanding they were used as hat badges rather than breast wings
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Old 25-05-19, 08:13 AM
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I have found some photos of them being used on their caps indeed.
They are unmarked, i am curious who made them.
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Old 05-08-19, 05:59 AM
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They are indeed Norwegian ww2 hat badges. Often marked sterling and a makers mark on the back. Without a makers mark I don't see how it would be possible to find out where they were made. But the Norwegians had such made in Canada and the US, and possibly in the UK.

PS I am always on the lookout for Norwegian ww2 items if anyone has anything for sale.
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Old 05-08-19, 06:21 AM
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. But the Norwegians had such made in Canada and the US, and possibly in the UK.
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Yes - this pattern was also 'probably' manufactured in the UK by JR Gaunt - two pairs were included in a board of Free Norwegian badges held in their archive. I say 'probably' because the board included some cloth items, and I don't think it is confirmed that Gaunt made cloth ... any thoughts appreciated.

I too, also have an interest in Norwegian and other Free Forces badges of WW2 - the scope of such French, Dutch, Belgian, Norwegian, Polish and Yugoslav insignia never fails to surprise me.

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