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RAF No 19 Battle of Britain squadron Royal Air Force badge

A scarce original circa 1940s George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 19 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a dolphin within conjoined wings and Latin motto 'Possunt quia posse videntur' (They can because they think they can), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 33mm.

Code: 62538

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RAF No 1 Air Signallers School Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's

A scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 1 Air Signallers School gilt and enamel badge', depicting a radio lightning bolt symbol across an open book, with Latin motto 'Discite Vigilare'; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Emblems Ltd, 15 /19 Kingsway, London, W.C.2'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 30mm.

Code: 62526

45.00 GBP


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RAF No 604 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Auxilliary Air Force badge c1940s

A scarce original King George VI period 'No 604 Middlesex Squadron Auxilliary Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, depicting a 'seax' and Latin motto 'Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum' (If you want peace, prepare for war.), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 33mm.

Code: 62525

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RAF No 263 Battle of Britain squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A very scarce original George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 263 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a lion rampant, holding in its forepaws a cross with the Latin motto 'Ex ungue leonem' (One knows the lion by his claws), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18'. Fair to good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel damage to lion and title circlet, minor service wear.
Height 33mm.

Code: 62516

50.00 GBP


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RAF No 201 Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'No 201 Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, depicting a seagull and Latin motto 'Hic et ubique' (Here and everywhere), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel and gilt finish with minor service wear.
Height 35mm.

Code: 62418

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RAF No 72 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force MU Badge c1953 to 1956

A rare original short lived circa 1953 to 1956 period 'RAF No 72 Maintenance Unit' gilt and enamel badge displaying a Queen Elizabeth II Crown, the central device depicting a castle with superimposed swan and Latin motto below 'Tacent Satis Laudant' (Silence is praise enough). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 31mm.

Royal Air Force 'No. 72 Maintenance Unit, Roade, Northamptonshire' was closed around 1956 after necessary economies in Maintenance Command.

Code: 62356

60.00 GBP


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Royal Air Force RAF Station Muharraq Bahrain badge

A scarce original circa 1963 to 1971 period 'Royal Air Force Station Muharraq gilt and enamel badge', depicting a 'Dhow sailing vessel' with Latin motto 'In Sole Laborate' (Work in the sun). Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor service wear.
Height 34mm.

Established as RAF Bahrain in 1943, the airfield was renamed RAF Muharraq in 1963 and finally closed 1971.

Code: 62342

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 543 Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1950s

A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'Royal Air Force No 543 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a Crane's head carrying an open padlock with key in its beak and motto 'Valiant and Vigilant', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

'Royal Air Force No 543 Squadron' was formed during the war at 'RAF Benson' in 1942 as a photographic reconnaissance unit with the Supermarine Spitfire. It was reformed again at RAF Gaydon in 1955 and was disbanded at RAF Wyton in 1974.

Code: 62306

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 17 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1950s

A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'Royal Air Force No XVII Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a Gauntlet with Latin motto below 'Excellere Contende' (Strive to excel) the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 35mm.

RAF No 17 Squadron was originally formed in February 1915 and during WW1 flew BE2C’s, DH2 Bristol Scouts etc. It continued to operate during the Inter war years and at the outbreak of WW2 was flying the Hawker Hurricane, it would see action during the fall of France in 1940 and would defend the country during the Battle of Britain retaining their faithful Hurricanes. It would finish WW2 flying Spitfires in the Burma Campaign. The post war years would see the Squadron switch to the Photo Reconnaissance role flying Canberra jets, the McDonnell Douglas Phantom and the Jaguar GR1. In 1985 the Squadron converted to the Tornado GR1 and was operational during the Gulf War. The Squadron now flies the F35B Lightning vertical take off fighter and is operating off the Royal Navy Flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Code: 62305

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RAF No 50 Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1950s

A very scarce original circa 1950s Elizabeth II period 'Royal Air Force No 50 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a mantle being severed by a sword with motto below 'From Defence To Attack', the reverse with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 35mm.

Code: 62262

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RCAF No 422 General Reconnaissance squadron miniature lapel badge

A scarce original George VI period 'Royal Canadian Air Force No 422 Squadron gilt and enamel miniature badge', depicting an arm of Red Indian holding a tomahawk in its hand with motto from Shakespeare referring to the squadron’s striking power. 'This Arm Shall Do It'; the reverse with Canadian style screw post fitting with large retaining nut. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 16mm.

RCAF No 422 formed as a General Reconnaissance unit at Lough Erne, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in 1942, disbanded at the end of the war in September 1945.

Code: 62253

45.00 GBP


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Royal Air Force Police miniature lapel badge circa 1950's

A scarce original early post 1953 period 'Royal Air Force Police miniature gilt and enamel lapel badge', depicting a griffin and Latin motto 'Fiat justitia' (Let justice be done), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'L.Simpson (London) Ltd'. Very good condition, complete with original horseshoe buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 25mm.

Code: 62252

30.00 GBP


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Royal Air Force Regimant badge circa 1942 to 1952

A scarce original George VI period 'Royal Air Force Regimant gilt and enamel badge', depicting an 'Astral Crown' superimposed on crossed rifles, with Latin motto 'Per Ardua' (Through Adversity), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, very minor nick to enamel in the 12 o'clock position, gilt remain bright.
Height 34mm.

The Royal Air Force Regiment was formed in 1942, with its first headquarters established at RAF Belton Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire. The new regiment was made up of field squadrons equipped with Morris Light Reconnaissance Cars, Humber Light Reconnaissance Cars and Otter Light Reconnaissance Cars.

Code: 61967

50.00 GBP


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RAF No 122 Bombay Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940s

A scarce original George VI period 'RAF No 122 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a superimposed 'Leopard on Mullet star', with Latin motto 'Victuri volamus' (We fly to victory), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel and gilt finish with minor service wear.
Height 33mm.

Wikipedia states: The squadron was formed on 1 January 1918 at Sedgeford as a day bomber unit with the Airco DH.4, the intention was to train the squadron for operations on the de Havilland DH.9 but the squadron disbanded without seeing action on 17 August 1918. The squadron was reformed at RAF Upper Heyford in October 1918 with the intent to operate the de Havilland DH.10 but the Armistice was declared before the squadron had any aircraft and it was disbanded without being operational on the 20 November 1918.
No. 122 was reformed in 1941 at RAF Turnhouse with the Supermarine Spitfire I to operate convoy patrols in the Firth of Forth, it soon moved south into England to become part of the Hornchurch Wing with cannon-equipped Spitfires and it flew sweeps over northern France and participated in the Dieppe operations. In 1942 František Fajtl became the squadron commander, the first Czech to lead a RAF squadron. In October 1942 it was reequipped with the Spitfire IX and continued operations over France.
In January 1944 it re-equipped with the North American Mustang to operate long-range bomber escort duties and it also attacked targets in France and the Low Countries. Within a few months the Mustangs were converted into fighter-bombers and the squadron started long-range ground-attack sorties into continental Europe. It was heavily involved in D-Day operations and within a few weeks had moved to France to support the invasion. After three-months of intense operations the squadron was withdrawn to England and continued till the end of the war providing long-range escorts to both Bomber Command and the United States 8th Air Force.
After the end of the war the squadron was re-equipped with the Spitfire F21 but was disbanded at RAF Dalcross on the 1 April 1946 when it was renumbered No. 41 Squadron.

Code: 61927

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RAF No 1 Parachute Training School Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A scarce original George VI period 'RAF No 1 Parachute Training School badge' with embossed parachute canopy to the centre and motto 'Knowledge dispels fear' the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright and mounted on original maker's card.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61845

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RAF No 7 Maintenance Unit Quedgeley Royal Air Force Badge circa 1940's

A scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 7 Maintenance Unit' gilt and enamel badge, with motto 'Service'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 31mm.

Code: 61790

25.00 GBP


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RAF Royal Air Force Station Driffield lapel badge c1940s

A scarce original pre 1953 period 'Royal Air Force Station Driffield small brass and enamel lapel badge, depicting a 'Cornucopia horn of plenty' superimposed over 'Yorkshire Rose' with motto 'Strong Foundation'. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, minor service wear.
Height 28mm.

Royal Air Force Driffield was RAF station in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Code: 61686

25.00 GBP


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RAF No 1 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge circa 1940s

A rare original King George VI period 'RAF No 1 Fighter Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting a winged numeral '1' and Latin motto ' In omnibus princeps' (First in all things), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright. An excellent example.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61641

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RAF No 98 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force Badge circa 1940s

A very scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 98 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting the mythical creature 'Cerberus' and motto 'Never failing', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright. An excellent example.
Height 34mm.

RAF 98 Squadron saw action during the Great War and in 1936 was reformed as a Bomber Squadron. At the outbreak of WW2 it was operating the Fairey Battle light bomber and was posted to the British Expeditionary Force operating with the Advanced Air Striking Force. After the fall of France it was attached to RAF Coastal Command for anti Submarine Patrols and 'ASR' Air Sea Rescue work. It was disbanded in July 1941 only to reform in September 1942 now equipped with the Mitchell light Bomber as part of 2 Group. It continued with this aircraft after the D Day landings flying close support operations with the advancing army flying from liberated airfields in France. In the post war years now based in German it’s aircraft included the Vampire and Hawker Hunter. The Squadron was disbanded in 1957.
The Squadron number was resurrected in 1959 as a Strategic Missile Squadron. It Colours were finally laid up in 1976.

Code: 61636

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RAF No 83 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Air Force silver pilot's wing brooch

A superb very unusual style circa 1940 period 'RAF No 83 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force silver and enamel pilot's wing badge' depicting a red deer's antler to voided centre and motto 'Strike to Defend' the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with minimal wear.
Width 53mm.

Code: 61606

120.00 GBP


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