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Old 10-08-21, 11:36 PM
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Default SAAF Coloured Cap Bands and Peak Flashes in WW2

In the Royal Air Force in WW2 aircrew trainees wore a white peak flash to the field service cap (side cap), while officer cadets wore a white band around the bottom edge of the cap and a white armband. This was replicated in the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF. Cadets of the Air Training Corps in the UK, Canadian Air League and Australian ATC also wore a white peak flash if accepted for aircrew training, while the NZ ATC wore a blue peak flash.

I have seen photographs of South African Air Force trainees who are also wearing a coloured peak flash to the side cap, and a band around the peaked cap. I believe they were a light or mid blue colour.

Does anyone have any further information on these bands and peak flashes used in the SAAF during WW2? The colour, or colours used, exactly what for and if they have any photos (I cant seem to find one at the moment)?

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