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WW1 Royal Flying Corps Other Ranks RFC Brass Cap Badge.

A good original First World War period 'Royal Flying Corps brass cap badge' convex example with fine detail. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin.
Height 44mm.

Code: 57256Price:


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WW2 Royal Air Force War Workers RAF Officially Numbered Identification Badge by Dingley Birmingham.

A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; gilded brass quatrefoil example, the centre bearing Crowned "Per Ardva Astra" RAF eagle on translucent red enamel ground, officially impressed with low issue number to the front "2151", the reverse with maker"s details "Dingley B'ham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the red enamel, minor wear to Royal, gilt finish with service wear.
Height 30mm.

Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.

Code: 57146Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Air Force War Workers RAF Officially Numbered Identification Badge by J.R.Gaunt, London.

A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; gilded brass oval example, the centre bearing Crowned RAF eagle above a tablet with officially impressed number "40059", the reverse with maker"s details "J.R.Gaunt. London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 33mm.

Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.

Code: 57145Price: 30.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Air Force War Workers RAF Official Low Numbered Identification Badge by Dingley Birmingham.

A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; circular nickel example, the centre bearing a King George VI Crown above a tablet with officially impressed very low issue number "653", the reverse with maker"s details "Dingley B'Ham". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting in gilded brass, minor edge knocks.
Diameter 28mm.

Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.

Code: 57144Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps Officer's Service Dress, RFC OSD Bronze Collar Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Royal Flying Corps officer's bronze collar badge' convex example with fine detail. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin, colour remains good, an excellent example.
Height 34mm.

Code: 56952Price: 25.00 GBP


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WWII Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF Aircrew Silver Memorial Cross.

A scarce original 'George VI' period 'Canadian Memorial Cross' awarded to widows and mothers of World War II servicemen; the reverse officially named "R61529 F/SGT. L.T. FULCHER” with additional pin fittings half obscuring the "Sterling" mark. Very good condition, silver now toned.

R61529 Flight Sergeant Louis Thomas Fulcher was born on the 3rd November 1918 at Melton Constable in Norfolk, England. Emigrating to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. he volunteered for service in the RCAF in December 1940. Selected for aircrew he trained as a Flight Engineer and was posted to the UK, where he joined 467 (RAAF) Squadron operating the Avro Lancaster Bomber. He was crewed with the B Flight Commander a New Zealand Pilot Squadron Leader A.M. Paape DFC & Bar who was known to the Squadrona as “First Back” Paape. This is believed due to the efficiency of his crew he was always the first to return after an operation. On the evening of the 3rd April 1943, Fulcher and his crew was briefed for an operation to Essen. Climbing into their Lancaster T for Tommy they took off from RAF Bottesford at 19.34 hrs over Essen they were shot down and crashed within the target area, all the crew were killed and were buried on the 7th April.

Code: 56909Price:


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Greetings Fom The Guinea Pig Club Opaque Glass Souvenir Dish, RAF Related.

A scarce original circa 1970's opaque glass pin dish or ashtray, which depicts a surface transfer of a winged guinea pig and inscribed "Greetings Fom The Guinea Pig Club". Very good condition, no chips or cracks, two small scratches to the back of guinea pig not affecting the appearance.
Width approx 124mm.
Height approx 95mm.

Guinea Pig Club consisted of only 639 members, they were very badly burned Royal Air Force aircrew who received pioneering plastic surgery from the famous surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe at the hospital in East Grinstead.

Code: 56905Price:


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Royal Air Force Air Ministry Official Issue Whistle and Chain.

A scarce original circa 1940's RAF 'Air Ministry whistle and chain'; white metal tubular example impressed with 'Crowned A.M' followed by the numeral and initial "293/A A./22 CON. 14C". Complete with steel chain with spring clip and leather button tab. Good condition, small kink in chain.
Length 80mm.

Code: 56858Price: 60.00 GBP


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Royal Air Force circa 1950's 'Air Gunners Association' AGA Lapel Badge.

A very scarce original circa 1950's RAF 'Air Gunners Association' lapel badge; gilded brass example representing a winged bullet with the embossed initials "AGA". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 18mm.
Width 31mm.

The 'Air Gunners Association' was formed in March 1949 as a result of an advertisement in 'Air Mail' the 'Royal Air Force Association' magazine . The first news sheet entitled ‘THE TURRET‘ was produced in May 1949, stating that "Application for membership is open to any person, serving or ex-service, who has been awarded the A.G. or W.A.G. brevet in any of His Majesty's Air Forces." Their Latin motto being "Vigilantia et Virtute" (Vigilence and Valor).

Code: 56857Price:


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Auxiliary Air Force 'AAF' Officially Numbered Lapel Badge, Barrage Balloon Squadrons, Anti-aircraft Balloon Defences.

A scarce original 'Auxiliary Air Force AAF unmarked silver badge', 'AAF' within a circle surmounted by a 'King's Crown' and resting on a 'RAF' eagle, the reverse with official Air Ministry issue number "24737”. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 23mm.

'Auxiliary Air Force' was formed in 1924. It became the 'Royal
Auxiliary Air Force' in 1947.

Code: 56852Price: 45.00 GBP


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Royal Auxiliary Air Force 1947-1953 RAuxAF Silver Pin Badge.

A scarce original 1947-1953 'Royal Auxiliary Air Force badge' 'RAuxAF' within a circle surmounted by a 'King's Crown' and resting on a 'RAF' eagle. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Height 23mm.

Code: 56851Price: 40.00 GBP


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Presented By P.B.Cow & Co, for Continuing Production During Air Raids, Officially Numbered War Workers Badge, RAF Barrage Balloons.

A scarce original Second World War period chromium plated badge in the form of a shield bearing a parchment style scroll inscribed "Continuing Production During Air Raids" with further inscription "Presented By P.B.Cow & Co"; the reverse with makers details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham" and impressed with official issue number "1240". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor manufacturing flaws, in the form of black specks in the white.
Height 28mm.

'P.B.Cow & Co' factories were in Streatham, Stanmore and Slough and specialised in the production of rubber and plastics equipment for the Royal Air Force including Barrage Balloons.

Code: 56842Price: 80.00 GBP


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WW2 Barrage Balloon P.B.Cow Ltd, War Workers Identification Officially Numbered Pin Badge.

A scarce original Second World War period example worn by a worker in the 'P.B.Cow Ltd Factory London', in the form of a chromium plated shield depicting a barrage balloon over a silhouette of St Pauls Cathedral and Battersea Power Station with Latin scroll below "Sursum Corda" (Lift up your hearts); the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham" and impressed with official issue number "2619". Very good condition, retaining unusual pin fittings, enamel perfect, minimal wear, an excellent example.
Height 26mm.

'P.B.Cow & Co' factories were in Streatham, Stanmore and Slough, they specialised in the production of rubber and plastics equipment for the Royal Air Force including Barrage Balloons. A logo advertisement appears in Flight International Magazine on the 25th July 1940.

Code: 56841Price:


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WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force Operational Tour RCAF Silver Gilt Wing Award Badge by Birks, Housed in Original Box.

A scarce original wartime issue 'Royal Canadian Air Force operational tour wing' with a second award bar; the reverse impressed "Sterling and with Canadian maker's details "Birks". Very good uncleaned condition, retaining original screw posts backing plate and nuts and all of its gilt finish, housed in original 'Birks' of Canada cardboard box as awarded.
Width 38mm.
Height approx 14mm.

The 'Royal Canadian Air Force Operational Tour badge' was officialy awarded by the RCAF during WW2 to aircrew who completed an operational tour against the enemy. The additional bar indicating that a second tour of operations had been completed. These were officially worn on uniform.

Code: 56784Price: 160.00 GBP


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F.G.P.C. Friends of the Guinea Pig Club RAF Related Badge by Fattorini & Sons.

A very scarce original circa late 1945 to early 1950's 'Friends of the Guinea Pig Club' brass and enamel badge. This well designed badge depicts a winged guinea pig over the title "F.G.P.C." on pale blue enamel and enclosed by a laurel wreath, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld. Bradford Works Birmingham (this pattern 1945–1954). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress or damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Width 28mm.
Height 16mm.

Guinea Pig Club consisted of only 639 members, they were very badly burned Royal Air Force aircrew who received pioneering plastic surgery from the famous surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe at the hospital in East Grinstead.

Code: 56718Price:


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WW2 Royal Air Force Official Aircrew Pathfinder Wing Badge.

A rare original Second World War period 'RAF Pathfinder badge'; gilded brass eagle wing nicely toned and retaining the correct original tube joint pin fitting and flat-rolled catch. Very good condition.
Wingspan 53mm.

The RAF pathfinder badge was worn above left breast pocket. It was strictly forbidden for aircrew to actually wear this badge when on operations in case they fell into German hands, taken prisoner and identified.

Code: 56318Price: 150.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Flying Corps Other Ranks Brass RFC Cap Badge.

A scarce original First World War period brass 'Royal Flying Corps cap badge' the reverse retaining original two loop fittings and minor verdigris. Very good condition, minimal service wear.
Height 43mm.

On the 13 April 1912 King George V signed a royal warrant establishing the 'Royal Flying Corps. The 'RFC' and the RNAS 'Royal Naval Air Service' merged on 1 April 1918 to form the 'Royal Air Force'.

Code: 56143Price:


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Royal Air Force Wing RAF Chaplain's Collar & Breast Badge by J.R.Gaunt London.

A scarce original circa 1940's period 'Royal Air Force Chaplain's badge'; gilded brass wing mounted with a black Cross Paty bearing a gilt laurel wreath with "RAF" letters within; the reverse impressed with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and an "S". Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, old replacement hook, gilt finish with minor service wear.
Width 55mm.

Official Regulations states that the RAF Chaplain's badge is worn on the collar in service dress and mess dress and immediately above the centre of the right breast pocket of bush shirts.

Code: 55751Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Air Force War Workers RAF Officially Numbered Identification Badge by Dingley Birmingham.

A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; Crowned silver plated example bearing RAF eagle on green enamel ground, officially impressed number to the front "36473", the reverse with maker"s details "Dingley B'ham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Height 36mm.

Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.

Code: 55217Price: 40.00 GBP


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Royal Air Force Other Ranks RAF Post 1953 Anodised Cap Badge.

A very good original example of a post 1953 other ranks anodised 'Royal Air Force cap badge', Queen Elizabeth II Crowned laurel wreath bearing 'RAF' monogram to the centre; the reverse retaining original two loop fittings and split pin. Very good used condition, minimal service wear.
Height 43mm.

Code: 55051Price: 8.00 GBP

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