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

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 bearing all the attributes of an H.W.Miller but unmarked. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, pin tip blunt, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

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: 63667

45.00 GBP


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RAF No 101 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force Badge Miller c1940s

RAF No 101 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force Badge Miller 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 Branston St B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 33mm.

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: 63642

80.00 GBP


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RAF No 50 Squadron Royal Air Force badge Miller c1950s

RAF No 50 Squadron Royal Air Force badge Miller c1950s

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, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

Code: 63641

60.00 GBP


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RAF No 41 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge

RAF No 41 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge

A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 41 Spitfire Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a red double-armed cross on white background with motto 'Seek and Destroy', 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 33mm.

Code: 63555

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RAF No 49 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940s

RAF No 49 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940s

A very scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 49 Squadron gilt and enamel badge' depicting a greyhound and Latin motto 'Cave Canem' (Beware of the Dog), 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 33mm.

Code: 63510

80.00 GBP


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RAF No 9 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940s

RAF No 9 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940s

A scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 9 Squadron gilt and enamel badge' depicting a bat with wings extended and motto 'Per noctem volamus' (We fly through the night), 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 33mm.

Code: 63456

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RAF No 69 Reconnaissance Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's

RAF No 69 Reconnaissance Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's

A rare original George VI period 'RAF No 59 Squadron gilt and enamel badge' the embossed centre depicting crosed anchor and telescope, with motto 'With Vigilance We Serve; the reverse with impressed with maker's details 'H.W. Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 33mm.

69 Squadron RAF operated briefly during the Great War and was reformed in January 1941 as a General Reconnaissance Squadron flying out of Malta operating the Martin Maryland aircraft, these were soon exchanged for the Supermarine Spitfire with support from the Martin Baltimores. The Squadron was posted to the UK in 1944 and continued in the Reconnaissance role as part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, now flying Wellington bombers on night operations. They worked closely in support of the advancing armies following the D-Day landing. After the war the Squadron continued to be used for Reconnaissance, the last type of aircraft flown was the Canberra out of RAF Laarbruch Germany before its was renumbered 39 Squadron in July 1958.

Code: 63349

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RAF No 41 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge

RAF No 41 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge

A scarce original early Elizabeth II circa 1953 period 'Royal Air Force No 41 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a red double-armed cross on white background and motto 'Seek and Destroy', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 34mm.

Code: 63233

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RAF No 23 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge

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 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: 63223

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 83 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

RAF No 83 Pathfinder Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A very scarce original King George VI period 'No 83 Bomber Squadron Royal Air Force' gilt and enamel pin badge, depicting a red deer's antler and motto 'Strike to Defend', 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 33mm.

Code: 63178

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RAF No 248 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force MU badge Chessington

RAF No 248 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force MU badge Chessington

A scarce original hard to find 'RAF No 248 Maintenance Unit' gilt and enamel badge displaying a Queen Elizabeth II Crown, the central device depicting a torch inscribed below 'Supplies For Health'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel flaw in the 5 o'clock position.
Height 32mm.

RAF No 248 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force Chessington, Medical Equipment Storage Unit.

Code: 63070

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 56 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940s

RAF No 56 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940s

A scarce original King George VI period 'RAF No 56 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force gilt and enamel badge', the centre bearing a phoenix rising from flames with Latin motto 'Quid si coelum ruat' (What if the heavens fall), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings,no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 33mm.

Code: 63069

60.00 GBP


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RAF No 85 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

RAF No 85 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s

A scarce original circa 1940's period 'Royal Air Force No 85 Hurricane Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a hexagon voided and Latin motto 'Nocto Diuque Venamur' (We hunt by day and night), 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, minimal service wear.
Height 33mm.

Code: 63042

60.00 GBP


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

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, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright. An excellent example.
Height 33mm.

Code: 63029

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RAF No 1 Parachute Training School Royal Air Force badge

RAF No 1 Parachute Training School Royal Air Force badge

A good original early 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, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 35mm.

Code: 63028

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 257 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940

RAF No 257 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c1940

A scarce original period gilt and enamel badge, depicting a Chinthe with Burmese motto 'Thay myay gyee shin shwe hti' (Death or Glory), the reverse 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, minor service wear to gilt finish.
Height 33mm.

Code: 62996

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RAF No 19 Battle of Britain squadron Royal Air Force badge

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

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

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

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

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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