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Old 24-02-21, 03:13 PM
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Default RAF at Sea?

Hi all, just a question out of curiosity, When the Invincible class carriers were in commission, they had an RAF Harrier force embarked, along with significant numbers of RAF personnel in support, did they ever wear any distinguishing insignia to denote "Sea service"? Additionally, did they wear naval n0 4 Action working dress onboard?

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Old 01-03-21, 08:53 AM
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No, however, Officers had to wear 'Red Sea Rig' in the Ward room that included a unique combo of No.2 Trousers, White RN Shirt with RAF shoulder boards and a Sqn Cummerbund. The shoulder boards are interesting if you can find them.
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Old 09-03-21, 06:13 PM
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No, however, Officers had to wear 'Red Sea Rig' in the Ward room that included a unique combo of No.2 Trousers, White RN Shirt with RAF shoulder boards and a Sqn Cummerbund. The shoulder boards are interesting if you can find them.
Thanks, that's interesting!

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Old 11-03-21, 03:44 PM
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Default RAF Officers serving in units of the Fleet Air Arm -1925 to 1940

To further my studies of the above subject can any member provide me with a copy of a photograph of the 1925 arm badge being worn by an RAF officer? If so it would make an old man very happy!! Thanks in anticipation
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Old 11-03-21, 07:49 PM
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To further my studies of the above subject can any member provide me with a copy of a photograph of the 1925 arm badge being worn by an RAF officer? If so it would make an old man very happy!! Thanks in anticipation
I have a reproduction one of those, and put a post on here several years ago asking about it? I'm sure someone posted a picture of an original being worn!
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Old 11-03-21, 08:11 PM
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To further my studies of the above subject can any member provide me with a copy of a photograph of the 1925 arm badge being worn by an RAF officer? If so it would make an old man very happy!! Thanks in anticipation
Ref my last post, Members Fearnaught and Royston provided me with answers and the picture below, don't know of they would be able to provide anything further photo wise, but the best I can do.

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Ref my last post, Members Fearnaught and Royston provided me with answers and the picture below, don't know of they would be able to provide anything further photo wise, but the best I can do.

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Helps if I post the picture, Sorry!
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Old 12-03-21, 12:02 AM
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Salorbear, attached is a pic of the actual badges and a modern repro. These are most probably well known by Ray Walkling. He is actually seeking a picture of Officers wearing the badge above their rank braid.
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Old 12-03-21, 03:25 PM
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Default RAF Officers serving in units of the Fleet Air Arm 1925 - 1940

Many thanks Sailorbear for your efforts. Dave is quite right in what he says what I really seek is a picture of the badge being worn on an RAF OFFICERS uniform. My studies have uncovered numerous historic recollections of the badge being extremely unpopular with the RAF Officers who served in the units of the Fleet Air Arm, hence I presume the scarcity of photographs.
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