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Original WW2 1943 Publication - Health Hints for Foreign Climates - Ministry of Aviation
Some amusing pen illustrations of the do's and don'ts of service for RAF personnel overseas in tropical climes. Paper covers, 24 pages, in very good condition.
Code: 60298Price: 10.00 GBP
No 27 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF) Badge circa 1940s by Miller
A good original circa 1940's 27 Squadron gilt and enamel badge, with motto " Quam Celerrime Ad Astra", the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. 33mm tall.
The elephant as a badge was approved by HM King Edward VIII in October 1936. The badge was based on an unofficial emblem first used in 1934 and commemorates the Squadron's first operational aircraft - the Martinsyde G100 'Elephant' - and the unit's long sojourn to India. Somewhat appropriately the squadron currently operates Chinook heavy lift helicopters!
The motto when translated means 'With all speed to the Stars'.
Code: 60296Price: 35.00 GBP
WW1 - WRAF ( Womens Royal Air Force ) 1918 First issue Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title
A rare embroidered white on black first issue (1918) shoulder title, " W.R.A.F." Disbanded 1922. In very good condition for age, hessian backed.
Code: 59831Price: 165.00 GBP
WW2 Pattern Royal Air Force ( RAF) Cap Badge
A King's Crown die struck cap badge with two original loops and cotter pin to reverse. Some minor twisting to lugs and slight traces of verdigris to one loop otherwise in lovely condition with good detail.
Code: 59830Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF) Matched Facing Pair of Sergeants Chevrons - stamped 1943
Note the chevrons travel in different directions so facing as well as matched. Each of three chevrons rank insignia embroidered on a canvas material with issue stamps for 1943 to the reverse, one more legible than the other. In very good condition.
Code: 59829Price: 45.00 GBP
Stunning Full Dress Royal Air Force RAF Master Aircrew Gilt Wrist Badge, QEII Crown
A stunning high gilt die cast two part construction badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Worn on the upper arm.
The Rank was equivalent to Warrant Officer Class 1, so one of the top dogs, but of course you did not salute them! I recall one account of an Army Sergeant questioning one of the (very old and bold) Masters as to whether he was sure that he was equivalent to a Warrant Officer! One could still hear the 're-education' 100yds away and several minutes later.
Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Officer's Gilt Full Dress Large Pattern Button
Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, semi domed and maker marked Pitt & Co Ltd, 31 Maddox Street, London. Gilt bright, in excellent condition.
Code: 59242Price: 15.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force (RAF) 43 Fighter Squadron Enamel and Brass Lapel Badge Sweetheart Brooch - The Fighting Cocks
A small and attractive enamel badge with original pin fittings and with no damage to the enamel. Circa 3.2cm tall. No maker marks. King's crown.
43 Squadron were equipped with Hurricanes and covered the withdrawal of rhe B.E.F. from Dunkirk and were then heavily involved in the Battle of Britain. They later moved to North Africa in 1942 and were re-equipped with Spitfires.
Code: 59168Price: 60.00 GBP
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Woven Cloth Pagri Sun Helmet / Bush Hat Flash
Circa 9cm in length, and 6cm wide, a good length of woven Royal Air Force pagri flash as worn on the tropical sun helmet and bush hat. Some fading from sunlight and a bit dusty.
Code: 59153Price: 15.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Flying Corps R.F.C. Other Rank's Embroidered Felt Cloth Shoulder Title
Removed frim uniform, but in very good condition despite that. This is a scarce white on very dark blue (virtually black) embroidered felt shoulder title "R.F.C." Worn early in the war. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Allegedly an economy title issued in 1917 onwards.
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