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Here is an early WWII RNZAF Pilot wing. Its a been there condition with heavy service wear. Flat example.
Measures 3 7/8"
An RAF Officer's cap badge on woven hat band. All metal example in very good near mint condition.
A RAAF pilot wing in near mint condition, flat example with embroidered red crown.
Measures 4 5/8"
A RCAF shoulder title in good condition.
Measures 3 1/2" x 1 5/16"
A RAF Pathfinder badge, pin back with safety clasp and marked sterling silver on the back.
Measures 2 1/8" x 9/16"
An RAF Officers cap badge in wire bullion thread with a gilt eagle, padded and removed from cap.
A RAAF Enlisted Airman cap badge, lug fittings with the makers mark Amor Sydney.
Heavy leather folding map case with a celluloid window for inserting a map with compartments for pencils, navigational tools. Carried by pilots and observers while flying in order to navigate but also to observe and mark enemy troops movements on the ground which would then be relayed to the guns of the artillery. This type of map case was also carried by ground forces. I can find no markings, conforms to the standard issue type with buckles for attaching to the Sam Browne belt. It is quite likely it would be a private purchase item since prior to 1916, officers in the RFC were required to furnish all the own equipment, most probably used by the RFC/RAF. In good condition with some age scuffs and service wear.
A good clean example made by J Hallam and Sons Ltd of Leicester. The soft light brown leather typical of that favoured by aircrew of the RFC and early RAF. The interior with blanket lining with tailor's label All press studs, chinstrap and buckles present. In very good condition.
Scarce Padded Radio / Radar Operator WW2 RAF brevet.
The Radar Operator (Also known as Radio/Observer) trade brevet was introduced in May 1941 and although the name suggest the wearers were radio operators, they were in fact radar operators.
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