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Stock No. 6804

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Original Royal Flying Corps Veterans Wings - Click for the bigger picture

Original Royal Flying Corps Veterans Wings

Aircrew who served with the Royal Flying Corps in WWI were entitled to wear their qualification brevet on R.A.F, Army or even Home Guard uniforms if they served subsequently, including during WWII. The only exception to the rule being if they were posted on further flying duties, in which case the relevant flying badge took precedence. The brevet would be worn in conjunction with the relevant medal ribbons that were entitled.

In this instance we have a fine pilots brevet with padded wings surmounted by a good Kings Crown, with the RFC logo and laurel leaf below. It is in excellent original condition and retains some cotton stitching from when it was unpicked from the breast of the owners uniform. These badges were hard won and remained an emotive and personal reminder of the owners flying career. In this instance the provenance associated to the badge has been lost down the years but it undoubtedly would have a story to tell. The canvas backer shows minor wear but generally as good an example as you are likely to find. Measures 4.5" wingtip to wingtip (11.5 cm)

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