British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Canadian Military Insignia > Air Force (RCAF and CAF)

 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 17-12-08, 08:49 PM
jester 421's Avatar
jester 421 jester 421 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Selkirk,Mb,Canada
Posts: 4
Default Help I.D. this badge

Is it post war?
What does WAG stand for?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg WAG.jpg (23.0 KB, 13 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-12-08, 08:52 PM
Jibba Jabba's Avatar
Jibba Jabba Jibba Jabba is offline
Badge Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,339
Default

Wireless Operator Air Gunner.

Its look to be be WW2 RCAF. Hard to tell with out seeing a photograph of the rear.
__________________
Mr Kipling - Exceedingly good badge books.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-12-08, 09:11 PM
Voltigeur's Avatar
Voltigeur Voltigeur is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal,Canada.
Posts: 5,777
Default

here's a period photograph showing an officer wearing the wing.
Jo
http://flickr.com/photos/mando_gal/2...7600213288362/
__________________
"There truly exists but one perfect order: that of cemeteries. The dead never complain and they enjoy their equality in silence." -

“There are things we know that we know,” “There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.”
Donald Rumsfeld, before the Iraqi Invasion,2003.

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17-12-08, 09:16 PM
jester 421's Avatar
jester 421 jester 421 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Selkirk,Mb,Canada
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks Guys

Great picture,so the fellow would operate a radio & machine gun?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17-12-08, 09:38 PM
Voltigeur's Avatar
Voltigeur Voltigeur is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal,Canada.
Posts: 5,777
Default

Yes. His first task in the aircraft was wireless operator during the flight. If during the mission the aircraft was under attack, and one of the gunner was killed or wounded, he had enough knowledge,as a secondary task, to operate a mg.
Jo
__________________
"There truly exists but one perfect order: that of cemeteries. The dead never complain and they enjoy their equality in silence." -

“There are things we know that we know,” “There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.”
Donald Rumsfeld, before the Iraqi Invasion,2003.

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-12-08, 09:45 PM
Bill A's Avatar
Bill A Bill A is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,620
Default

Aircrew wings have been thoroughly reproduced, caution is warranted. As well, the brevets were worn well into the post war period. There are authentic new old stock wings out there. This example looks authentic.
jester 421, could you post an image of the back of that wing?
(I have a CF greens tunic dated late 1970's with an AG wing, and the fellow had the rank of major.)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-12-08, 10:18 PM
jester 421's Avatar
jester 421 jester 421 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Selkirk,Mb,Canada
Posts: 4
Default

Bill A

As reqested Back & front

So if the badge has been thoroughly reproduced,then orginals are rare?
Could you ball park a value for me please?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg WAG BACKSIDE.jpg (19.5 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg WAG2.jpg (19.4 KB, 8 views)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-12-08, 10:26 PM
Bill A's Avatar
Bill A Bill A is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,620
Default

Hi jester 421, your example looks good. Wings are not my area of specialty. The WW2 era brevets range in price, but are not scarce. I would suggest that your wing is in $15 -$25 range.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-12-08, 10:31 PM
jester 421's Avatar
jester 421 jester 421 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Selkirk,Mb,Canada
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for the help.

Regards
Jester
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-12-08, 11:14 PM
Voltigeur's Avatar
Voltigeur Voltigeur is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal,Canada.
Posts: 5,777
Default

To conclude on this subject here are two websites that can give you more informations on the different half-wings patterns.
Jo
British models.
http://www.rafweb.org/Badges3A.htm

Canadian models.
http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/canada/canadawag.shtml
__________________
"There truly exists but one perfect order: that of cemeteries. The dead never complain and they enjoy their equality in silence." -

“There are things we know that we know,” “There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.”
Donald Rumsfeld, before the Iraqi Invasion,2003.

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 30-07-09, 01:51 AM
bluemax bluemax is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3
Default

The WAG brevet appears to be a Straight Wing Pattern Variant and was issued in March 1943. One method that can be used to determine a post war issue is to put the brevet under black light and if the threads emit a bright glow then I would be suspicious that it is not WW2 issue.
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 07:17 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.