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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

60.00 GBP


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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 No 19 Battle of Britain squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A scarce original 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 Branston St. B'Ham.18". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61746

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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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RAF No 83 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Air Force 1940 9ct gold badge

A rare original 1940 period 'RAF No 83 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force' superb large gold and enamel brooch, depicting a red deer's antler and motto 'Strike to Defend', the reverse impressed with Birmingham 9 carat gold hallmarks for 1940 maker's details 'J.S'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings with safety catch, enamel perfect.
Height 35mm.

Code: 61593

280.00 GBP


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RAF No 138 Squadron Royal Air Force Badge circa 1940s

A scarce original King George VI period 'No 138 Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, depicting a sword in bend, the point uppermost, severing a reef knot and motto 'For Freedom', 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 No 138 Special Duties Squadron was reformed in 1941 and was the first of the RAF Special Duties squadrons tasked with the duty of suppling the various agents and Resistance units operating behind German lines in occupied Europe. From October 1941 all free Polish aircrews were posted into the Squadron. The Squadron operated throughout the war on occasions undertaking bombing operations with 3 Group Bomber Command and was disbanded in 1950.
Reformed once more five years later it operated the Vickers Valiant Strategic Nuclear Bomber it flew operational during the Suez Crisis It was finally disbanded on the 1st April 1962.

Code: 61592

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RAF No 90 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's

A scarce original George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 90 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a hind salient and Latin motto 'Celer' (Swift), 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: 61591

45.00 GBP


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RAF No 101 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940s

A scarce original King George VI period 'No 101 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel badge, depicting a demi-lion rampant guardant and Latin motto 'Mens Agitat Molem' (Mind over matter), 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 34mm.

During the Second World War No 101 Squadron Avro Lancasters were equipped with a top secret radio jamming system codenamed 'Airborne Cigar' 'Special Operators' located and jammed German fighter controllers broadcasts, to spread disinformation, deliberately breaking the standing operating procedure of radio silence made the aircraft highly vulnerable to being tracked and attacked, which resulted in 101 Squadron having the highest casualty rate of all RAF squadrons.

Code: 61582

60.00 GBP


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RAF No 23 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A good original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 23 Battle of Britain Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting an eagle preying on a falcon and Latin motto 'Semper Aggressus' (Always on the attack), the reverse WITHOUT maker's details but with all the characteristic of a 'H.W.Miller Ltd'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61272

30.00 GBP


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RAF No 247 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940

A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 247 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a crowned demi-lion holding in its paws a scroll, inscribed in Chinese characters Cheu Feng (fierce wind) and the motto 'Rise From The East', the reverse 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 34mm.

Code: 61239

45.00 GBP


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RAF No 6 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A good original King George VI period 'RAF No 6 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force gilt and enamel badge', depicting an eagle, wings elevated, preying on a serpent and with Latin motto 'Oculi Exercitus' (The eyes of the Army), 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, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61192

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 57 Reconnaissance Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's

A good original George VI period 'RAF No 57 Squadron gilt and enamel badge' the embossed centre depicting a phoenix rising from the flames, with Latin motto 'Corpus non animum muto' (I change my body, not my spirit); the reverse with embossed 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.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61149

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 29 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A good original King George VI period 'RAF No 29 Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron gilt and enamel badge' depicting an eagle preying on a buzzard and Latin motto 'Impiger Et Acer' (Energetic and keen), 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. An excellent example.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61092

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 1 Parachute Training School Royal Air Force badge

A good original Elizabeth II 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 B'Ham 18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 35mm.

Code: 61069

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 54 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 54 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a lion rampant and Latin motto 'Audax Omnia Perpeti' (Boldness endures anything), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish with service wear back to brass.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61068

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