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Here is an early between the wars Observer Half Wing. A padded high wing example embroidered in beige thread, removed from uniform.
Measures 3" in the diagonal.
A used and removed from uniform, padded Observer half wing. With service wear, some nips across the top of the "O" please see images.
Measures 3 5/8" on the diagonal.
A scarce Royal Flying Corps Observer half wing in good condition, padded example and removed from uniform. Quality embroidery.
Very slight nip at the bottom left of the O and measures 3" in the diagonal.
WWI RFC Goggle Mask Flying Mark II (103 years old). Here we have a pair of Mark II Triplex Goggles good overall condition with original strap, chamois leather a little worn on the right side see images.
The strap has the initial CFP for Carroll Foster Purdy who was an American Volunteer from Pittsburgh USA.
National archive record obtained from Kew
Second Lieutenant Carroll Foster PURDY, Royal Air Force. Nature of Disability: concussion and injury to face resulting in disfigured nose.
I have no further information of CFP's service
Here is a rare and original Royal Flying Corps Pilot wing, used and removed from uniform. With age and wear (see images) The wing is 105 years old and still a great example.
A scare ATA cap badge in bullion thread. Padded example in good condition.
The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) was a British civilian organisation set up during the Second World War and Headquartered at White Waltham Airfield. Pilots woman and men ferried new, repaired and damaged military aircraft between factories, assembly plants, transatlantic delivery points, Maintenance Units and active service squadrons and airfields. Amey Johnson was a pilot with ATA.
A pair of RAF Squadron Leader slip-ons. Not quite matching one measures 3" the other is 2 3/4". Both used with age and wear.
A matching pair off tropical issue RAF Pilot Officer shoulder rank slip-on. With age, wear and grim.
A good RAF Wireless Operator trade badge in good condition, removed from uniform with slight service wear.
A scarce RAAF Bombardier half wing, flat example fully embroidered on dark blue wool in near mint condition.
Full size at 3 7/8"
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