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A scarce origin Gerrman Air Force Jagdbomberstaffel 431 Sqd.Tiger-Meet patch in very good condition given it is 47 year age. Embroidered on felt.
Measures 5 1/4" x 3 5/8"
The NATO Tiger Association or the Association of Tiger Squadrons was established in 1961.
The USAFE (United States Air Force Europe) 79th TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron) took the initiative and on 19 July 1961 they invited No. 74 Squadron RAF and EC (Fighter Squadron) 1/12 Provence of the French Armée de l'air to Woodbridge in England. France was then a full military member of NATO.
The squadrons included in the Association are 24 full members, 10 honorary members, and 7 disbanded members, all of which have a tiger as part of its squadron crest. As well as being opportunities for NATO air forces to share ideas and experiences, the ‘Tiger Meets’ are also public relations exercises for NATO. NATO aircraft are often brightly painted with tiger stripes.
A good scarce Tiger Meet 1971 Patch for the Fairford meet. Fully embroidered.
Measures 4" x 3 3/8"
A rare early 1950's RAF Pilot Wing, padded type in excellent condition.
An issue RAF Pilot Queens Crown used and padded with four snap fit poppers on the back for easy removal from uniform. Used with wear to the front of the wing.
An early 50's padded example of the RAF Pilot Wing in almost mint condition.
Two badges here for the one price:- Both loop fittings
1. RAF enlisted in gilt finish.
2. RAF enlisted in anodised finish
An early mess dress minature pilot's wing in bullion, removed from uniform, measures 2 1/2"
Early Queens crown padded pilot wing, press studs sewn on rear, good used example.
Lot includes seven cloth badges, two different pairs of senior aircraftsman, one pair of junior aircraftsman and a single leading aircraftsman.
Comprising of nine different RAF badges including Queens Crown Warrant Officers insignia, All in good condition.
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