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    Question Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    I recently aquired this ww1 era item. Anyone out there that can tell me more about it? I would appreciate it a great deal Thanks
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    Default Re: Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    It would appear to be the early type of Pilot's flying brevet worn on the tunic of WW1 RFC pilots. Rare and very desirable.

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    Default Re: Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    Very nice badge, but help me out here, what does RFC stand for?
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Default Re: Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    No problem...happy to oblige.

    RFC = Royal Flying Corps. Before the Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed on 1st April 1918, the Army and Royal Navy had their own independent aerial forces - the army had the RFC and the Navy, the RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service). The RFC was originally formed in 1912 out of the Royal Engineers Balloon companies.

    Any RFC & RNAS items are always very sought after.

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    Default Re: Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    Quote by skypilot View Post
    No problem...happy to oblige.

    RFC = Royal Flying Corps. Before the Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed on 1st April 1918, the Army and Royal Navy had their own independent aerial forces - the army had the RFC and the Navy, the RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service). The RFC was originally formed in 1912 out of the Royal Engineers Ballon companies.

    Any RFC & RNAS are always very sought after.
    Thanks! Good to know.
    |<
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Default Re: Help with WW1 RFC wing?

    My understanding is that these wings were produced post world war 1 for attaching to momentos, photos etc. This is indicated by the "tines" attachments. The 1912-1914 style RFC metal wings all had brooch attachments

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