British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-05-21, 12:09 PM
Dominique's Avatar
Dominique Dominique is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Brittany
Posts: 404
Default KC RAF officer's beret badge ?

Dear Forum,
Is this a WW2 era officer's beret badge?
Thank you,
Dominique
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P_20210509_133914.jpg (69.3 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg P_20210509_133937.jpg (58.6 KB, 7 views)
__________________
Gremlin56
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-05-21, 12:21 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 7,220
Default

Just from the photographs, I would think that is an original example, but, with the discolouration to the gilt.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominique View Post
Dear Forum,
Is this a WW2 era officer's beret badge?
Thank you,
Dominique
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-05-21, 12:32 PM
Dominique's Avatar
Dominique Dominique is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Brittany
Posts: 404
Default Thanks.

Thanks a lot.
A beret badge then.
Am I correct about the time frame ?
Regards,
Dominique
__________________
Gremlin56
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-05-21, 12:47 PM
Pembird Pembird is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 432
Default

This badge was in worn till at least 1953. Probably not worn during WW2.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-05-21, 12:50 PM
Dominique's Avatar
Dominique Dominique is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Brittany
Posts: 404
Default

Input appreciated.
Thank you,
__________________
Gremlin56
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-21, 12:50 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 7,220
Default

I always associate them as being very popular post war, you will see much news footage from the late 1940's and 1950's of them in ware by aircrew.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominique View Post
Thanks a lot.
A beret badge then.
Am I correct about the time frame ?
Regards,
Dominique
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-21, 12:59 PM
Padre's Avatar
Padre Padre is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 82
Default

These badges were introduced in 1947, basically being a small version of the peaked cap badge (the same applied to the Warrant Officers cap badge too).

The one-piece wool beret in blue/grey was first introduced for the RAF Regiment in May 1943 and began to be general issue by about 1946/47. To that point both officers and Warrant Officers wore the same two-piece eagle and crown badge as worn on the side cap.

As mentioned, this badge (above) was worn until 1953 when the change of crown began appearing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-21, 02:40 PM
Dominique's Avatar
Dominique Dominique is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Brittany
Posts: 404
Default Grateful.

Much interested information.
Many thanks to you !
__________________
Gremlin56
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-05-21, 02:42 PM
Dominique's Avatar
Dominique Dominique is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Brittany
Posts: 404
Default Oooops

Please read "interesting".
__________________
Gremlin56
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.