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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.
A very scarce original Second World War period chromium plated badge in the form of a shield bearing a parchment style scroll inscribed "Continuing Production During Air Raids" with further inscription "Presented By P.B.Cow & Co"; the reverse with makers details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham" and impressed with official low issue number "168". Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings for a female worker, enamel perfect.
'P.B.Cow & Co' factories were in Streatham, Stanmore and Slough and specialised in the production of rubber and plastics equipment for the Royal Air Force including Barrage Balloons.
A good original King George VI period die-stamped brass other ranks 'Royal Air Force cap badge'; Crowned laurel wreath bearing 'RAF' monogram to the centre; the reverse retaining original two loop fittings (these slightly bent) and split pin. Very good condition, minimal service wear.
A good original circa 1980's 'Royal Air Force Association Standard Bearer's hat badge'; large chromium plated example displaying an eagle with wings spread perched on a globe inlaid with good quality enamelling with title scroll below "R.A.F.A.". Excellent condition, complete with original loops, enamel perfect.
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 very low issue number "356. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
A rare original Second World War period 'National Pigeon Service silver plate and enamel badge', the reverse with maker's details in relief "Marples & Beasley Birmingham" and impressed with official low issue number "2178". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Trained homing pigeons lent by their enrolled civilian keepers for essential use by the RAF, Army, Home Guard, SOE and Special Forces to relay urgent messages back to England.
A very good original King George VI period two piece 'RAF officer's gilt cap badge'; gilded brass example on backing plate, the reverse retaining the original screw post and nuts to both Crown and eagle. Very good condition, minor service wear.
A good original George VI period die-stamped blackened brass other ranks 'Royal Australian Air Force cap badge'; Crowned laurel wreath bearing 'RAAF' monogram to the centre; the reverse with maker's details "Amor Sydney" and retaining original two loop fittings. Good condition, service wear to blackened finish, tip of crown slightly bent back.
A rare original 1918 first pattern other ranks 'Women's Royal Air Force cap badge'; black felt backing with padded white embroidered Crown, raised velvet boss below with white double rope binding and bearing eagle to the centre, the reverse with black ribbed cotton lining. Very good condition, evidence of having been sewn to a cap.
On the 1st April 1918 the 'Women's Royal Air Force' was formed, however it had a very short existence when in April 1920 it was disbanded and the RAF paved the way for all future air service women.
An original Second World War period example of the pattern carried by RAF Aircrew as part of their escape and evasion equipment.
A good original early Elizabeth II period gold wire bullion 'Royal Air Force Officer's mess wing badge', the reverse with black paper lined hessian backing and metal mounted pin fittings. Very good clean condition.
Wingspan approx 67mm.
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