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Article about: Hi all. I am sorting out my collection of cap badges and have wondered about this one. I have compared it to others on the net but still cannot tell 100% if it is genuine or not. I do not be

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    Hi all. I am sorting out my collection of cap badges and have wondered about this one. I have compared it to others on the net but still cannot tell 100% if it is genuine or not. I do not believe it to be a wartime badge. Any opinions would be great, thanks.
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    This is of course the post war design of the badge. During the war the Regt wore the Army Air Corps cap badge. I am fairly sure it is a restrike.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade. Are there any tell tale signs that you look for with these. As I say, I have searched the net but they all look the same to me. Cheers.

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    I have two I certainly know are wrong. I was given them, but they have slider fittings. I don't have any pics on file. Contact forum member Luc N. He collects Glider Pilot stuff, he is the man to ask.

    I am going by the colour of the metal and general soft appearance.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Nice one, cheers Ade.

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    Yes it is a common replica. I'll dig out some pictures of original examples later.

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    Here are two original examples, frosted silver (lugged, made by Firmin, London) and whitemetal (always slidered).
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