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RAF No 105 Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A scarce original early Elizabeth II circa 1960's period 'RAF No 105 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', the centre depicting a battle axe with Latin motto 'Fortis in Proeliis' (Valiant in battles), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 35mm.

RAF No 105 Squadron disbanded in 1968 for the last time.

Code: 59079

40.00 GBP


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RAF No 202 General Reconnaissance Squadron Royal Air Force badge

A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 202 General Reconnaissance Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a mallard alighting and Latin motto "Semper vigilate" (Be Always Vigilant), 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 34mm.

Code: 59078

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RAFVR Glasgow University Air Squadron badge circa 1941


A scarce original King George VI period 'RAFVR Glasgow University Air Squadron gilt and enamel badge, depicting a sword of war and the dove of peace with Latin motto "In Utrumque Paratus" (prepared for either event), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, gilt finish remains bright, enamel crown at fault with attempted restoration, otherwise all perfect.
Height 34mm.

In 1965 the Royal Air Force Glasgow University Air Squadron named was changed to the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron.

Code: 58988

40.00 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 with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, gilt finish with minor wear.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58870

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RAF No 46 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge


A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'RAF No 46 Battle of Britain Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting three arrowheads and motto "We Rise To Conquer", 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, an excellent example.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58869

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 230 OCU Royal Air Force Operational Conversion Unit badge.


A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'RAF No 230 O.C.U.' gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting a sword superimposed over waves with motto 'Temper the Sword', 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 34mm.

RAF No 230 O.C.U. Royal Air Force Operational Conversion Unit was based at Royal Air Force Station Upwood, Cambridgeshire, between 1 Aug 1953 and 1 Feb 1955.

Code: 58801

25.00 GBP


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RAF No 613 City of Manchester Squadron 1945 Royal Air Force badge.


A rare original circa 1945 Royal Auxiliary Air Force large pattern 'RAF No 613 City of Manchester Squadron badge' the centre displaying two wings conjoined at base, 'fleur de lis' within, with Latin motto "Semper parati" ( Always ready ), the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1945 and maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Limited Birmingham". Very good condition, complete with original substantial pin fittings.
Height 42mm.

Due to heavy construction and stout pin fitting it is possible following the practice of other Squadrons this badge was worn unofficially on the pocket of Battledress Uniform.


Code: 58796

140.00 GBP


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RAF No 65 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1940's.


A scarce original George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 65 East India Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a lion passant in front of swords with hilts in base and Latin motto "Vi et Armis" (By force of arms), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact some service wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58795

60.00 GBP


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RAF No 2 A.C. Royal Air Force Reconnaissance Squadron Badge c.1940.


A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 11 Army Co-operation Reconnaissance Squadron gilt and enamel badge' depicting a "Wake Knot" symbol with Latin motto "Hereward" (Guardian of the Army), 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.

In 1944 the Royal Air Force Army Co-operation, Reconnaissance Squadron brought back the first aerial photographs of the D-Day Landings.

Code: 58586

60.00 GBP


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RAF Handforth No 61 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force MU badge.


A scarce original early Queen Elizabeth II period 'RAF No 61 Maintenance Unit gilt and enamel lapel badge'; the central device depicting an unidentified long beaked bird with wings stretched and Latin motto below "Copiose et opportune" (Plentifully and in time). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect , service wear to original gilt finish.
Height 32mm.

61 MU RAF was first stationed at RAF Handforth. At the end of WW2 in September 1945 it moved to RAF Cranage in Cheshire. It would remain there until March 1954 when the unit appears to moved back to RAF Handforth and was disbanded circa 1959. RAF 61 Maintenance Unit was an Aircraft Equipment Depot.

Code: 58478

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RAF No 141 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge c.1940.


A scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force No 141 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting a leopard's head and Latin motto "Caedimus noctu" (We slay by night), 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, minor service wear to gilt finish.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58469

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Royal Air Force Station Cosford RAF Badge circa 1950.


A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'Royal Air Force Station Cosford gilt and enamel badge' the centre displaying an Oak tree with French motto "Seul Le Premier Pas Coute" (Only the first step is difficult); 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.
Height 35mm.

RAF Cosford was opened in 1938. In the Second World War No 12 Ferry Pool of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) was formed there and it was once home to an important 'Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service' hospital.

Code: 58463

35.00 GBP


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RAF No 16 Squadron Royal Air Force badge circa 1950.


A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'RAF No 16 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', the centre depicting crossed keys with Latin motto "Operta aperta" (Hidden things are revealed), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with an old replacement pin, functional but missing the heal in turn making it floppy, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 35mm.

Code: 58461

60.00 GBP


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RAF A&AEE Boscombe Down Royal Air Force badge c.1939.


A very scarce original King George VI period 'Royal Air Force Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment Boscombe Down gilt and enamel badge' depicting clasped gauntlets over vertical arrow and Latin motto "Probe Probare" (To test properly), 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.

Code: 58308

60.00 GBP


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RAF No 31 Goldstars Squadron Royal Air Force Badge c.1950s.


A scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'RAF No 31 Squadron gilt and enamel badge', the centre depicting a 'Mullet' over laurel wreath with Latin motto "In cælum indicum primus" (First into Indian skies), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains crisp.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58307

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RAF School of Firefighting & Rescue Royal Air Force badge c1950s.


A very scarce original early Elizabeth II period 'RAF School of Firefighting & Rescue gilt and enamel badge', the centre depicting a gauntlet holding a flaming sword and Latin Motto ‘E flammis atque ruinis salus’ (Salvation from flame and ruin)’ the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings but with relacement pin, crest and scroll enamel perfect, Crown has lost all enamel, gilt finish worn back gilding metal.
Height 34mm.

Code: 58297

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RAF No 29 Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force badge c1940s.


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 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.

Code: 58296

35.00 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 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: 58276

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RAF No 32 Maintenance Unit St Athan Royal Air Force badge c1940s.


A good original King George VI period 'RAF No 32 MU' gilt and enamel badge bearing the motto "I will make good", 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.
Height 33mm.

Code: 58275

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RAF No 245 Battle of Britain Northern Rhodesian Squadron badge.


A scarce original George VI period circa 1939 -1952 'RAF No 245 Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron gilt and enamel badge', depicting an eagle over the sea with Latin motto "Fugo Non Fugio" (I put to fight, I do not flee), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remain bright.
Height 33mm.

'RAF No 245 Squadron' nicknamed "Northern Rhodesian" at the outbreak of the Second World War was operating the Bristol Blenheim aircraft, however in March 1940 they converted to the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft. During the Dunkirk evacuation it operated a detachment from the famous airfield RAF Hawkinge and during the Battle of Britain flew operationally. Later in the war it formed part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, it's Hawker Typhoon aircraft operating in sweeps over occupied Europe. It also flew support operations for D-Day and in the later part of the war operated in the close support roll. In the post war years it flew the Hawker Hunter jet and the Canberra B.2s. It was finally disbanded in 1963.

Code: 58249

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