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A scarce padded cloth cap insignia for the Women's Air Force in good condition.
Measures 2 1/8" x 1 3/4"
The Royal Australian Air Force had an urgent need for more skilled and semi-skilled signals and maintenance personnel to fulfill its wartime commitments to the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) for local defense in Australia. On 4 February 1941, the formation of an air force women's auxiliary was approved by the War Cabinet.
This is a “shirt” size, pin back and numbered 2403. Free French Air Force wing/branch of service badge.
Used and with some surface wear to the enamel.
The wing has a star at top and shows a crest bearing the Cross of Lorraine and reading F.A.F.L. (Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres).
Measures 2 1/2" x 1 3/16"
An early period RAF Pilot Wing, used and removed from uniform, padded example.
Engineer half wing in used condition with service wear, removed from uniform.
An original issue RAF Parachute Instructor wing, padded example, removed from uniform in excellent condition. Authorized and issued in 1945
Between June 1940 and early 1946, No.1 PTS provided initial training to all 60,000 allied paratroopers who volunteered or were recruited for that role in Europe. In addition to British troops, men from many nationalities trained to jump at RAF Ringway and nearby Tatton Park including Americans, Belgians, Canadians, Czechs, Dutch, French, Norwegian and Poles. Agents of the Special Operations Executive, both men and women were also given parachute training by No.1 PTS to enable those who were to be dropped into occupied territory to do so safely. To maintain secrecy, these men and women were accommodated in separate secure premises in Bowdon and Styal and were trained in select groups.2
An original issue RAF Parachute Instructor wing, padded example.
Here is a Scarce type RAF Pilot Wing,
Padded example with a "pin Back" rear fixing in excellent condition.
An RAF Pilot Wing in near mint un-issued period padded issue in good condition.
Here we have an RAF Pilot Wing, padded version in excellent original condition. Good unusual example..
A silk escape map, zones of France second edition, dated March 1944. In good condition with some light stains, no rips or tears.
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