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    Enclosed a picture of my 'latest' find.

    I let this go to a friend back in 1981 and it has resided in his collection since. Today it came back 'home'!

    I 'believe' this insignia to have been produced for the first (and short lived) RAF Sky Blue tunic issued in 1918. It is woven in both gold and silver wire on dark blue/black melton with a canvas backing. I am fairly certain this is not an example of 'dress uniform' insignia all examples of this type seen have been in gold thread only but I may be wrong!

    Anyway I have enclosed it for those interested in such things.

    Any comments. as always, will be most welcome.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
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    Howdy Malcolm,

    Thank you for posting. Is it possible to see a shot of the reverse?
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    Hello Steven,

    The reverse.

    The small red spots are the remains of the velvet backing from the display board that this brevet was tacked onto (with glue) !!

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
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