British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum
 

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 18-02-22, 06:26 PM
Derekc Derekc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4
Default ID RAF arm eagle?

Can anyone help with identifying this RAF arm eagle? In more than 50 years of collecting, I have never seen this type before.
The badge was found by a civilian employee at RAF base (B.160) Kastrup, Denmark in the later part of 1945.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 02A8FB64-5D2B-449A-8986-F22AE25A5E45.jpg (53.6 KB, 54 views)
File Type: jpg 4E0D74B1-1877-4BF3-8CCE-3DD955C3EE9E.jpg (51.8 KB, 26 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18-02-22, 07:42 PM
Padre's Avatar
Padre Padre is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 381
Default

Hi Derek

I'm afraid its nothing surprising! its a standard silk on rayon RAF shoulder eagle as issued from about 1941 as an economy measure over the silk on wool badges. Yours has been dyed, the silk threads picking up the dye better than the rayon which is why the eagle appears darker. It was probably on a battledress that was dyed for another reason, the oat coloured hessian back also taking on the dye.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20220218_193506.jpg (46.0 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg 20220218_193510.jpg (55.3 KB, 7 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-02-22, 08:42 AM
Derekc Derekc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4
Default Thanks

Hi Padre,

Many thanks for your reply, yes I agree, this seems to be a logical explanation. The Danes used British BD in the 40’s and 50’s and some were dyed dark or navy blue.
Thanks & best regards,
Derek
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-02-22, 11:14 AM
Padre's Avatar
Padre Padre is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 381
Default

Pleasure Derek

A vague memory tells me that POWs had dyed battledress but I may be wrong on that. Might have just been a work jacket or simply surplus given a new lease of life in some way. But it makes you wonder why they didnt bother to remove the insignia!
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 06:03 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.