A King's Crown die struck cap badge with two original loops and cotter pin to reverse. Some minor twisting to one lugs otherwise in lovely condition with good detail.
A fine padded half wing with “RO” to centre of wreath. Good example, removed from uniform. Actually worn by airborne Radar Operators.
In very good condition and colours bright. Red on grey backing.
In very good condition.
Two different patterns, with no damage to enamel, slight wear to gilt on high points otherwise in very good condition with original pins and fixings, fully functional.
In excellent condition with original and functional pin fittings. Circa 3.2cm tall.
in good condition with three blades to the reverse (one tip shortened).
Gilt brass button with some wear to gilt finish and traces of polish residue, a ding to one edge otherwise in good condition with fixed shank. Backmarked J Weldon & co, London. Circa 23mm in diameter.
RAF Wireless Operators Embroidered Arm Badge
In good condition. As worn on right sleeve above rank and below the Albatross by RAF and WRAF personnel. See photo of Kath McLeod who appeared on BBC new this morning (15th September 2020 - 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain). Also items 61698 and 61439 for the Eagle badge and the LAC leading aircraftsman / woman propeller arm badge respectively.
A small pattern badge of circa 1940s vintage at circa 3.3cm tall with original and functional pin fixings and clasp. Maker marked H.W. Miller Birm 18. Some light staining to reverse and touch of verdigris to lettering on bottom scroll. Enamel in good condition and intact.
The Squadron was equipped with the Supermarine Spitfire on 4 August 1938 and stationed in the UK at the outbreak of the Second World War. It was part of No. 12 Group RAF, RAF Fighter Command, during the Battle of Britain. 19 Squadron formed part of the Duxford Wing, 12 Group's 'Big Wing' formation. Later versions of Spitfires were flown until the arrival of Mustangs for close-support duties in early 1944. After D-Day, No. 19 briefly went across the English Channel before starting long-range escort duties from RAF Peterhead for Coastal Command off the coast of Norway.
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