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Old 06-05-18, 02:13 AM
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Default My favorite pilot's wings

These wings are mounted on a tunic in my collection and is by far my favorite war vintage insignia in my collection. Love the quality. The owner of the tunic was a Halifax bomber pilot who was shot down during the war and spent a stint as a POW.
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Old 06-05-18, 02:09 PM
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Interesting wings. I've never seen a 'C' so prominent on RCAF wings before.
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Old 06-05-18, 02:30 PM
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Indeed, unique pattern. I like it. Thanks for posting
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I can see why you like them, not only a superb example of an RCAF wing, but, a provenance too, very nice indeed.

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Thanks for sharing,

Very nice indeed - well done...!

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Old 07-05-18, 12:28 AM
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I wonder if it the manufacturer simply took an existing RAF pattern and superimposed the "C". Is there anything that would indicate where the badge was made? Canada or England?
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Old 07-05-18, 11:18 AM
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If he or she did, then I would assume the red thread was also added to the crown.

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The manufacturer did indeed take an RAF wing pattern trademarked to them and added a "C." Please check the label inside the tunic, I wager the manufacturer is Austin Reed? This is a signature wing of theirs. A rare one in the RCAF variety. Nice find
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Old 07-05-18, 04:35 PM
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Very interesting wing, thanks for sharing.

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The manufacturer did indeed take an RAF wing pattern trademarked to them and added a "C." Please check the label inside the tunic, I wager the manufacturer is Austin Reed? This is a signature wing of theirs. A rare one in the RCAF variety. Nice find
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Their pattern is very distinct. Every type of this wing I have seen on a tunic (about 10 now) have all been Austin Reeds. I have both loose pilots, RAF and RCAF, as well as an RAAF RO half wing in the same pattern. The only Aircrew I think I have seen privately tailored by them!
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British version of no C and no red in crown. The RAF wing I have seen on several tunics made by Austin Reed. The RCAF I have also seen on Austin Reed. This pair from my collection.
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Nice, I hope that I can find one of the RAF wings someday.
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