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WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE DEFENCE CADET OFFICERS CAP BADGE 1939-42

Officer's chrome and enamel cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. The ADCC was absorbed into the Air Training Corps which was formed in February 1941

Code: 54903

70.00 GBP


WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE OFFICERS EDUCATION BRANCH GILT COLLAR BADGES

A rare pair of officer's small size gilt collar badges of the RAF Education Branch 1940-4

Code: 54902

80.00 GBP


ROYAL AIR FORCE WORKS AND BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT

A rare cap badge and collar badge set. Cap badge has slider in excellent condition and pair of collar badges are well polished. Circa 1921-29.

Code: 54901

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WW2 KINGS CROWN OFFICERS MESS DRESS WING

A fine Kings Crown bullion wing, small version 55mm

Code: 54802

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ROYAL AIR FORCE OFFICERS CAP BADGE

A fine E11R bullion Officers cap badge.

Code: 54709

22.00 GBP


ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND

A large bullion badge with quaint label to reverse. 115 mm heigh

Code: 54710

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WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE RAF OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE

A fine WW2 Gilt Officer's field service cap badge with blade fixings to reverse. Two part construction with backing plate.

Code: 54463

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WW2 NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE KINGS CROWN PILOTS WING

A fine scarce hardly used woven cloth pilot's wing.

Padded pilot's qualification wings. The " NZ " monogram to the centre of a brown laurel wreath flanked by a pair of oatmeal coloured wings and surmounted by the red inset king's crown

Code: 54464

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WW2 MAKERS MARKED SILVER "LATE ARRIVALS CLUB" WINGED BOOT BADGE

A fine scarce heavy solid silver hallmarked Egyptian made badge. With brooch fixing and mark to reverse.

Cairo marked and with Cat with height tail.
Egyptian Cat National Silver mark with the upright tail in the centre is very clear. This was replaced by a lotus flower in 1946.

The left hand mark would give you the assay office and the quality of the silver used but is not clear the right hand mark is the date letter which is an Arabic numeral Roman letters stopped being used in Egypt in 1940 which again validates them as post 1940 as the last letter is definitely not a recognisable A B C etc it is Arabic.

Code: 53776

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WW2 OFFICERS CZECHOSLOVAKIAN AIRFORCE PILOTS BADGE

An excellent solid silver Czechoslovakian Airforce pilots badge, by Spink & Son ltd London to revers. 50mm. With brooch fixing and chain clip.
Reference https://fcafa.com/2014/09/18/a-short-history-of-the-czechoslovak-air-force-in-ww2-and-the-post-war-period/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovak_Air_Force

During Second World War 1939–45
Fighter ace Josef František served in the Czechoslovak, Polish, French and UK air forces

Czechoslovak pilots who joined the Polish Air Force went into action in September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Many fought with distinction and 55 were decorated. Josef František was among those awarded Poland's highest military decoration, the Virtuti Militari. After the USSR joined the invasion of Poland its forces captures some Czechoslovak airmen. Others escaped as Poland fell, first reaching Romania and then going via the Balkans and Syria or Lebanon to join their compatriots who had already reached France.

At first France insisted that all Czechoslovak airmen join the Foreign Legion. Only after France had declared war on Germany did it agree with the Czechoslovak National Committee in Paris to let the men transfer to the French Air Force and restore their ranks. They needed to be re-trained to fly French aircraft, but some completed their training in time to fight in the Battle of France in May and June 1940. Of these, seven were awarded France's highest military decoration, the Légion d'honneur, and five received the Médaille militaire. 70 Czechoslovak airmen, including Josef František and Karel Kuttelwascher, were awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Code: 53771

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