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An RAF survival escape map reference K1/K2. Details North Africa, Italian Libya, Tobruk, Cyrenaica. In very good un-used condition.
Measures18" x 20"
A good period original RAF officer cap badge, used, removed from cap with service wear and ageing to the bullion thread..
Measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
A scarce plastic economy Airman Cap Badge in near mint condition, maker marked A.Stanley and Sons Walshall and has blade fittings Good genuine example.
A Kings Crown 23 Squadron lapel badge in good condition, pin back, maker marked H.W.Miller B'ham.
Douglas Bader was a member of 23 Squadron when he crashed carrying out low level aerobatics, losing his legs in the process. He went on to become one of the highest scoring aces of the RAF in WWII
Channel & North Sea 1939–1940*, Fortress Europe 1940–1944, North Africa 1943*, Sicily 1943, Italy 1943–1944*, Anzio & Nettuno*, France & Germany 1944–1945*, Ruhr 1944–1945.
A scarce RAAF Airman Cap Badge silver finish, maker marked Amor Sydney, lug fittings and in good condition.
A good flat type, RAF Air Gunner half wing in un-issued mint condition.
A good E half wing, flat type in un-issued condition
A late war RAF Signallers half wing, lightly padded example in good condition.
A used and removed from uniform RCAF pilot wing.
A flat example some bits of damage to the edges, please see images.
A scarce RAF 26 Squadron Patch. Fully embroidered on wool quality work. Measures 4 1/2"
By the outbreak of the Second World War, the Squadron had been equipped with Westland Lysanders and in October 1939 it was moved to France. When the Germans invaded Belgium in May 1940, No. 26 was forced to move to Lympne where it flew reconnaissance, bombing and supply missions over northern France. Coastal patrols began in June and training with the army occupied most of the Squadron's time for the next few years. In February 1941 Curtiss Tomahawks began to arrive to replace the Lysanders for tactical reconnaissance missions. In October 1941 the Tomahawks began to fly low-level ground attack sorties over northern France but January 1942 they were replaced by North American Mustangs. The tactical reconnaissance and day intruder missions continued until July 1943, when the Squadron moved to Yorkshire and then in March 1944 to Scotland. In preparation for the Normandy landings, No. 26 trained in spotting naval guns, a task it carried out on and after D-Day. For this role the Squadron was equipped with Supermarine Spitfires although they reverted to Mustangs in December 1944 for reconnaissance missions over Holland In April 1945 the Squadron was spotting for French warships bombarding pockets of German resistance before being transferred to Germany in August. No. 26 remained here until 1 April 1946 when it was disbanded
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