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WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Volunteer Reserve ( RAFVR ) Brass Titles - 2 different sizes
One large and one small brass shoulder titles (as worn on the epaulettes) with two original blades to the reverse of each. Good condition. Circa 13mm tall and 11mm tall respectively. Some verdgris and tarnishing to each otherwise in good condition.
Code: 57678Price: 20.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Brass and Enamel No 3 Maintenance Unit Lapel Buttonhole Badge
A small king 's crown lapel badge with horseshoe fitting to reverse. In excellent condition including the enamel. Circa 30mm tall. 1940s. Scarce.
Based at RAF Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.
Code: 57550Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 New Zealand - RNZAF Metal Pilot Wing Made by Mayer & Kane 1944 - Scarce
A very hard to find WWII Wing of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. These Pilot Wings were the only metal type worn by Commonwealth Pilots in WWII.
Made exclusively in Wellington by the jewellers Mayer and Kane ltd they were only ever issued to aircrew in the Pacific theatre. M&K also made metal 1/2 brevet for Navigator, Air Gunner, and other specialist aircrew 1/2 wings. These were the only all regulation metal wings and brevet badges used among Commonwealth Air Forces.
Stamped on the back with "44" and "M & K, W ( Wellington )", the Wing is silver washed bronze and is circa 75mm wide and 27mm high, with two original loops to the reverse. Backing plate absent. This one has lost most of its silvered finish from service use, otherwise in very good condition.
Worn by Pilots of No 23 (Fighter ) Squadron in 1945 and in the Occupation of Japan by No 14 Squadron RNZAF.
Code: 57549Price: 185.00 GBP
WW2 Special Forces - 2nd Gilder Pilot Glider Embroidered Padded Wing
In very good condition but with paper and traces to the reverse. Yellow / Gold circle and G with light blue wings on either side, on a black background, slightly padded. Worn over the left breast pocket. Circa 7.8cm wide. Introduced in 1944.
Taylor p126 refers.
Allied Air Forces Central Europe Headquarters Enamel Lapel / Breast Badge Pin
An unusual cold war item, post WW2, large at 4cm in diameter with three original pin posts and fasteners to the reverse. Marker marked and made in Paris France. Some heavy crazing to the enamel centre but still intact. Pre 1965 as the Canadian Flag shown was replaced by the Maple Leaf flag in this year.
Allied Air Forces Central Europe was activated on 2 April 1951 at Fontainebleau in France through General Dwight D. Eisenhower's General Order No. 1. The first commanding officer of AAFCE was U.S. Air Force general Lauris Norstad, commanding general of US Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden. AAFCE reported to Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT) at Fontainebleau, which in turn reported to Allied Command Europe, headquartered at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Rocquencourt. The task of AAFCE was to control and command allied air assets in the NATO Central Region of Europe in wartime.
Code: 57339Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Volunteer Reserve ( RAFVR ) Embroidered Cloth Titles
Matching pair, with no damage or moth. Look to have been removed from a red felt background display board at some point. Scarce.
Code: 57245Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Officer 's Kings Crown Bullion Peak Cap Badge
In very good warn condition, removed from blue felt backing display board and some traces of this remain to the reverse. Circa 6.5cm tall and 6.3cm wide.
Code: 57244Price: 42.00 GBP
WW2 RAF No 250 Sudan Fighter Squadron Desert Air Force Large Lapel Badge circa 1940's
A scarce No 250 Sudan Fighter Squadron Desert Air Force gilt and enamel lapel badge, taller than usual at circa 4.1cm tall. It depicts an African Fish Eagle with motto "Close To The Sun". The pin fitting to the reverse in excellent condition and fully functional, enamel intact and attractive.
No 250 Sudan Fighter Squadron provided support to the 8th Army up to and during the Battle of El Alamein; it then proceeded through both Egypt and Libya until the end of campaign in North Africa. After July 1943, the squadron operated out of Malta against targets in Sicily prior to its invasion and then moved to Sicily to engage hostile Italian targets. September 1943 saw the Squadron moved again, this time to the Italian mainland itself. It was disbanded at Treviso in early 1947.
Code: 57243Price: 65.00 GBP
WW2 era Scarce Auxiliary Air Force ( AAF ) unmarked silver official issue lapel badge - Barrage Balloon Squadrons, Anti-aircraft Balloon Defences
The Auxiliary Air Force owes its origin to Lord Trenchard's vision of an elite corps of civilians who would serve their country in flying squadrons in their spare time. Instituted by Order in Council on 9 October 1924, the first Auxiliary Air Force squadrons were formed the following year. The pilots of AAF squadrons were generally formed from the society's elite, who in contrast to those of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) which had been trained in the RAF and left but were obliged to return to service if required. During the war, the AAF also provided manpower for Barrage Balloon Squadrons and Anti-aircraft Balloon Defences. Their achievements were honoured by the prefix "Royal" conferred by King George VI in 1947.
This is a scarce unmarked silver badge, the reverse with official Air Ministry issue number "24613". Dark toned and in very good condition, retaining original horseshoe buttonhole fitting. Circa 24mm tall.
Code: 57242Price: 38.00 GBP
WW2 RAF Recycled Aircraft Perspex Royal Air Force Cap Badge Sweetheart Brooch
Made from the perspex of crashed and damaged aircraft. The central motif looks like it has been taken from the standard RAF cap badge. So a good early example of WW2 recycling all round!
Circa 6.7cm in height from top of bar ot base of heart, and circa 5cm across, so a large item. Original pin fittings and no damage. Unusual and attractive.
Code: 57241Price: 18.00 GBP
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