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    This turned up a couple of days ago.
    Thanks, Simon.
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    Anyone know how old/new this badge might be?
    Regards to all, Simon.

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    Hi Simon, "Queens Crown" would make it post 1953. I would think it is fairly modern.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ade, well spotted. Dim witted me hadn't spotted that tell tale part of the badge. Oh well, I know where to look in future
    Thanks, Simon.

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    Hi Simon,

    This is a modern day copy that is one of many squadron badges available at any RAF museum. Generally speaking, the quality of the enamelling on period badges is far superior.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Ned, cheers. Worthless junk then, I'll give it to my kids
    Regards, Simon.

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    Simon, it's not worthless junk, these badges are increasingly being bought by veterans who wish to wear them on rememberance day and other related occaisions. Remember,many of these squadrons were operational long after the war in many other ignored or forgotten theatres of action, or just in a training or other less glamourous mode. Nontheless, they all served in one way or another, and are increasingly proud of their service. That is why these lapel badges are still produced, often in limited numbers, to cater for the men who are proud of their service, even if forgotten by the vast majority.

    Think about it, you see a man wearing one and you've got to ask, "What's that all about", or something more erudite.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Simon, I agree with Ned. These are nice little badges and worn with pride.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ned and Ade,
    Cheers, I'll hang on to it then
    Regards, Simon.

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