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Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force. Scarce very early example of the embroidered " Observer's " qualification wing. An oatmeal coloured wing with the characteristically early pattern thin letter " O " on a shaped black backing. [ R.F.C. or possibly very early R.A.F. ]
Royal Air Force.Early pattern deeply padded Warrant Officers sleeve rank insignia. A large size light blue on dark blue king's crown. [ Approx 5 x 5 cms.
Aeronautical Inspectorate Department. King's crown brass and enamel lapel badge with buttonhole fitting and individual issue number to the reverse. The letters, " AID " on a black enamel ground to the centre of a circlet bearing, " On H.M.Service " surmounted by the crown and a pair of wings. Formed in WW I the purpose of the " AID " was to inspect and report on the construction of aircraft for military service.
Code: 23752Price: 35.00 GBP
Royal Air Force.Officers gilt king's crown two-piece field service dress cap badge with three screw bolts and original shaped brass back-plate to the reverse. The RAF eagle surmounted by the crown.
Code: 23742Price: 25.00 GBP
Royal Air Force.Gilt and enamel king's crown lapel badge with brooch pin fitting and makers details for Miller Birmingham to the reverse. Three seaxes on a cross backed by a pair of crossed swords to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, " 111 Squadron Royal Air Force " above the motto scroll, " Adstantes ". Originally formed in 1917 the Squadron fought in the Battle of Britain with Hurricanes before converting to Spitfires in 1941. Based in Malta later the Squadron covered the Sicily landings and by the end of the war they were one of the highest scoring Squadrons claiming 249 enemy planes destroyed.
Code: 23714Price: 45.00 GBP
Southern Rhodesia - Air Force.Brass king's crown cap badge with two loops [ one slightly squeezed in ] to the reverse. The " R.A.F. " eagle to the centre of a wreath of laurel bearing the " Rhodesia " title scroll surmounted by the crown upon the lion holding a tusk emblem of Rhodesia.
Code: 23703Price: 75.00 GBP
Royal Air Force.WW II officers " Economy " pattern all gilt metal cap badge. The RAF eagle and a spray of laurel surmounted by the red velvet inset crown all on a shaped cloth backing.
Royal Air Force.Embroidered padded half- wing worn by qualified R.A.F. Parachute Instructors. An oatmeal coloured wing with an opened parachute canopy within a brown wreath of laurel.
Code: 23652Price: 45.00 GBP
Royal Flying Corps.Scarce brass cap badge with two loops and makers details for Roden Bros. Toronto to the reverse. The " RFC " monogram to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel.
Air Transport Auxiliary.Scarce WW II white metal ATA members lapel badge for civilian clothes with original locking brooch pin fitting and individual issue number to the reverse. The " ATA " monogram within a wreath of oak above the motto scroll, " Aetheris Avidi " surmounted by an eagle. [ Locking catch missing from the pin ]
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