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WW2 New Zealand - RNZAF Metal Pilot Wing Made by Mayer & Kane 1944 - Scarce
A very hard to find WWII Wing of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. These Pilot Wings were the only metal type worn by Commonwealth Pilots in WWII.
Made exclusively in Wellington by the jewellers Mayer and Kane ltd they were only ever issued to aircrew in the Pacific theatre. M&K also made metal 1/2 brevet for Navigator, Air Gunner, and other specialist aircrew 1/2 wings. These were the only all regulation metal wings and brevet badges used among Commonwealth Air Forces.
Stamped on the back with "44" and "M & K, W ( Wellington )", the Wing is silver washed bronze and is circa 75mm wide and 27mm high, with two original loops to the reverse. Backing plate absent. This one has lost some of its silvered finish from service use, otherwise in very good condition.
Worn by Pilots of No 23 (Fighter ) Squadron in 1945 and in the Occupation of Japan by No 14 Squadron RNZAF.
Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Officer's Gilt Full Dress Large Pattern Button
Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, only slightly domed and maker marked Pitt & Co Ltd, 31 Maddox Street, London. Gilt bright, some small light scratches, one to left of crown the other to the right top of the letter C, otherwise in excellent condition.
Code: 58744Price: 15.00 GBP
Scarce WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment Qualification Wing
On khaki background and removed from uniform. In worn condition and has seen better days, but better this than an unissued variety any day. This is the smaller pattern version at circa 11.5cm wide and 4.5cm tall. Also traces of white 'bluetack' to the reverse. Scarce.
On hold for Mel
Code: 58586Price: 120.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC ) Officer 's Gilt Full Dress Cap Badge
A gilt bronze example, die cast with two original blades to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm tall. In very good condition. Gilt bright. Pre 1918.
2nd Tactical Air Force ( RAF ) Christmas Card 1944 - Comic Map from D-Day to raids over Berlin
In good condition with message in pen from Fred to his mother. The card was produced by 2nd TAF Welfare. Some light staining and marks but in generally good condition.
2TAF was formed on 1 June 1943 as HQ Tactical Air Force from Army Co-operation Command, in connection with preparations then in train to invade Europe a year later. It took units from both Fighter Command and Bomber Command in order to form a force capable of supporting the 21st Army Group in the field.
The 2nd TAF, equipped with rocket- and bomb-carrying Typhoons, Tempests, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Mustangs and medium bombers, flew ground attack and tank-busting missions in support of Montgomery's 21st Army Group as it advanced through Normandy from D-Day and on into north-west Europe in 1944-45, as evidenced by the journey of liberation depicted in this Christmas card.
Code: 58409Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 19 (XIX) Fighter Battle of Britain Squadron Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Brass and Enamel Sweetheart / Pin Badge Lapel Brooch - Miller
A small pattern badge of circa 1940s vintage at circa 3.3cm tall with original and functional pin fixings and clasp. Maker marked H.W. Miller Birm 18. Some light staining to reverse and touch of verdigris to lettering on bottom scroll. Enamel in good condition and intact.
The Squadron was equipped with the Supermarine Spitfire on 4 August 1938 and stationed in the UK at the outbreak of the Second World War. It was part of No. 12 Group RAF, RAF Fighter Command, during the Battle of Britain. 19 Squadron formed part of the Duxford Wing, 12 Group's 'Big Wing' formation. Later versions of Spitfires were flown until the arrival of Mustangs for close-support duties in early 1944. After D-Day, No. 19 briefly went across the English Channel before starting long-range escort duties from RAF Peterhead for Coastal Command off the coast of Norway.
Code: 58400Price: 45.00 GBP
GQ Parachutist Qualification - Gregory & Quilter Company Parachute Badge - RAF, Para & Free French
A Gregory & Quilter Parachute Company silver plated winged parachute canopy GQ badge depicting a parachutist, the slightly smaller slim wings inlaid with an orange red enamelling, the reverse impressed ' G.Q.' and ' Parachutist '. Original tube joint pin fitting and flat rolled catch. Enamel in good condition. Circa 3.7cm wide.
The GQ Parachutist badge was given by the 'Gregory & Quilter Company' to those who had completed parachute training using their particular parachutes.
Code: 58227Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Matched Pair of Officers Silver Collar Badges
An unmarked heavy die cast silver pair of collar badges to the Royal Flying Corps with two small original silver lugs to the reverse of each. Some wear to detail evident to fronts but nothing to detract from a scarce and seldom encountered ' private purchase ' matched pair of officer 's collars. Circa 3.1cm tall. Worn 1913 - 1918. Rare.
Code: 58150Price: 95.00 GBP
Royal Pakistan Air Force ( RPAF ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge, 1947 - 1950 only
A scarce badge, issued post partition from India in 1947 and replaced in 1950 with a republican version with PAF in place of RPAF and a crescent and star in place of the King 's crown. With two original loops to the reverse. Some verdigris to rear otherwise in good condition. Circa 4.5cm tall.
The Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) was established on 14 August 1947 with the independence of Pakistan from British India. The RPAF began with a paper share allotment of 2,332 personnel.
WW2 Royal Air Force Rhodesia Nationality Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Arm Badge Rhodesia
A scarce original light blue thread on a dark blue melton cloth. In good condition.
Code: 58110Price: 48.00 GBP
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