Aeronautical Miscellaneous
Stock No. 4761
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RAF Plaque

A rather attractive example featuring the badge of the Royal Air Force of an eagle superimposed on a circlet which is surmounted by a Kings Crown. This badge was based on a design created by Gieves Ltd of Savile Row and it was first used in August 1918 with the original featuring a garter and buckle. The present plain circlet dates from 26 January 1923 when the badge was registered at the College of Arms. The RAF motto ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’, translated to mean ‘Through Adversity To The Stars’ is shown around the edge with an impressive eagle in relief which is virtually flying off the shield! The crest shows minor age wear but is still in excellent display condition and the oak mount has a wall hanging loop to the back. Measurement wingtip to wingtip is 7.5” (18.5 cm) and top to bottom measures 9” (23 cm).