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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
A scarce 9th Air Force Officer's patch in bullion on tan cloth. Theatre made patch in North Africa (hence the tan) The bullion workmanship is excellent and raised. Please note the tan material on the right side of the patch looks worn but it is original may be an end piece of cloth.
Never had a 9th in tan in 35 years.
Another variation of the USA-ETO patch. Fully embroidered in silk threads. Removed from uniform with age and light wear.
An English made USA-ETO patch. Removed from uniform with age, service wear and fading.
Another variation of the ETO-USA patch. English made and fully embroidered with some age and wear.
A printed example of the USA-ETO patch in un-issued condition near mint.
An English made variation of the ETO-USA patch. Fully machine embroidered with a border and black back. Un-issued and near mint condition.
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