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A scarce wartime period 'Royal Air Force badge'; gilded brass oval example, the centre bearing Crowned RAF eagle above a tablet with officially impressed number '90027', the reverse with maker"s details 'J.R.Gaunt. London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Worn as an official identification for civilians On Government Work serving on RAF Airfields, etc.
A scarce original Second World War period unmarked silver 'Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve badge', made by the Royal Mint and with official Air Ministry issue number '29465'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
A scarce original circa 1947-1953 'Royal Auxiliary Air Force badge' 'RAuxAF' within a circle surmounted by a 'King's Crown' and resting on a 'RAF' eagle. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
A very scarce original circa 1950's RAF 'Air Gunners Association' lapel badge; gilded brass example representing a winged bullet with the embossed initials 'AGA'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
The 'Air Gunners Association' was formed in March 1949 as a result of an advertisement in 'Air Mail' the 'Royal Air Force Association' magazine . The first news sheet entitled 'THE TURRET' was produced in May 1949, stating that 'Application for membership is open to any person, serving or ex-service, who has been awarded the A.G. or W.A.G. brevet in any of His Majesty's Air Forces.' Their Latin motto being 'Vigilantia et Virtute' (Vigilence and Valor).
A scarce original 1943 to 1948 period 'Royal Air Force sleeve badge'; grey blue felt rectangular patch embroidered with white wool Air Sea Rescue Launch. Very good clean condition, colour remains bright.
Size 71 x 54mm.
A scarce original Second World War period 'RAF black plastic economy issue cap badge', this example without maker's details, not unusual for Royal Air Force issues. Very good condition, complete with its original two blade fittings.
A very scarce original circa 1950's 'R.A.F. Changi Yacht Club badge', cut out steel, with hand-painted enamel decoration, the reverse with typical locally made pin fitting. Good condition, some minor paint loss to white central stripe.
A very rare original fine quality 'Guinea Pig Club offical presentation commemorative badge', the reverse impressed with London silver hallmarks for 1991 and maker's details 'KJLd' and inscribed 'Guinea Pig Club 1941-91' and with official issue number '117'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings with roller safety catch in good working order, still retaining all of its gold plated finish.
'Guinea Pig Club' consisted of only 639 members They were badly burned Aircrew, who received pioneering plastic surgery from the famous surgeon 'Sir Archibald MacIndoe' at the hospital in East Grinstead
A very scarce original circa late 1945 to early 1950's 'Friends of the Guinea Pig Club' brass and enamel badge. This well designed badge depicts a winged guinea pig over the title "F.G.P.C." on pale blue enamel and enclosed by a laurel wreath, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld. Bradford Works Birmingham (this pattern 19451954). Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, flaw to enamel.
Guinea Pig Club consisted of only 639 members, they were very badly burned Royal Air Force aircrew who received pioneering plastic surgery from the famous surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe at the hospital in East Grinstead.
A good original cold war period 'RAF Navigator’s mess dress brevet pin badge' gold bullion embroidered example, the reverse with unusual pin fitting, indicating probably worn on the tropical mess dress uniform. Very good condition, bullion remains bright.
Width approx 54mm.
A scarce original piece of Royal Air Force memorabilia in the form of a brass key fob, impressed in relief with 'RAF' and stamped with official number '4208', together with an alloy name tag inscribed 'G.J.Dorling.'. Good condition, with service wear.
Possibly George James Dorling who enlisted into the Territorial Royal Flying Corps in January 1915, he appears to have transferred to the Royal Air Force with the number 400841, this would indicate September 1918. His RAF service papers are not available for public viewing which would indicate he continued service with the RAF after 1924.
A very good original King George VI period two piece RAF officer's gilded brass cap badge on backing plate, retaining the original screw posts and nuts to both Crown and eagle. Very good condition, minimal service wear.
A good original pair of wartime composition ID tags issued to "J.H.Dingwall OFFR C.E. 117562 R.A.F.V.R". Very good condition.
A scarce original 'Auxiliary Air Force AAF unmarked silver badge', 'AAF' within a circle surmounted by a 'King's Crown' and resting on a 'RAF' eagle, the reverse with official Air Ministry issue number "10197. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
'Auxiliary Air Force' was formed in 1924. It became the 'Royal
Auxiliary Air Force' in 1947.
A scarce original circa 1920's early 'Women's Royal Air Force Old Comrades Association badge'; gilded brass strap inlaid with blue enamel and bearing title "W.R.A.F. - O.C.A." with eagle to voided centre, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Gaunt London". Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
The Women's Royal Air Force Old Comrades Association was formed in 1919.
A good original King George VI period 'RAF warrant officer gilded metal cap badge', with red velvet inset to crown. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings to reverse, minimal service wear.
A scarce original possibly pre war 'Balloon Barrage badge'. Small chromium plated brass example depicting a barrage balloon and eagle emerging from a crowned blue enamel title circlet, all this applied to a slender bar. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, pin an old replacement, enamel intact, minor service wear.
A scarce original circa 1943 -1946 wartime 'Italian Pilot's Wing badge'; large die stamped gilded brass eagle surmounted by a 'King Victor Emmanuel III Crown', the reverse with unusual coiled end sprung pin (now bent) Very good condition, minor service wear to gilt finish.
Victor Emmanuel III was the King of Italy from 29 July 1900 until his abdication on 9 May 1946.
A very good original King George VI period two piece 'RAF officer's gilded brass cap badge' on backing plate, the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details "Firmin London" retaining the original screw posts and nuts to both Crown and eagle. Very good condition, minimal service wear.
A rare original Second World War period 'RAF Pathfinder badge'; gilded brass eagle wing nicely toned and retaining the correct original tube joint pin fitting and flat rolled catch. Very good condition.
The RAF pathfinder badge was worn above left breast pocket. It was strictly forbidden for aircrew to actually wear this badge when on operations in case they fell into German hands, taken prisoner and identified.
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