Good afternoon to all from the wilds of Minnesota. All this warm weather we've been having (a couple of degrees above freezing...) has me wanting to share a little bit of my Air Service insignia collection with the forum.
For the most part, it is centered around the Air Service during WWI. As you will quickly notice though, there are a handful of pieces that date to WWII. There's even an Imperial Air Service device in the lot. Can you spot it???
You will see many unusual & undocumented examples here. Of particular note is the insignia set located between the Captain's bars. Every piece, including the bars, is marked J.R. Gaunt, England.
I should also point out the unusual disc located in the 4th row, second from right. That is most likely a one-of, 'field made' piece. Strange to say it measures your standard dimensions for a collar disc (1").
I have two scans to post so stay tuned...