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Help identifying RCAF button please.

Article about: I was wondering if anyone can help me identify and date this R.C.A.F. button I have received. I have been trying to pinpoint it online but every pic I come up with is different then what I h

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    Default Help identifying RCAF button please.

    I was wondering if anyone can help me identify and date this R.C.A.F. button I have received. I have been trying to pinpoint it online but every pic I come up with is different then what I have. Mine has 4 large feathers on the wings and the ones I find on line have 5 or more large feathers. I'm not exactly sure if I'm describing it correctly.

    Mine is marked on the back: Gaunt London
    Shank is intact.

    It was recovered metal detecting in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.







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    I believe it to be WWII era , post war RCAF buttons have a ring around the outer edge .
    Cheers Chris

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    Thank you for the info Chris. Very much appreciated.

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    No problem , glad I could help .

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    Yup it's WW2, English made, I have seen a few variations of the RCAF Buttons

    Dean O
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    One other point worth mentioning on Post war constructed buttons some time not to long after 1953 buttons will start to be found with a QC instead of a KC on the top as well.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    THank you all for the info. It is very much appreciated.

    Mark...For the "QC & KC"...are you referring to Kings Crown and Queens Crown? Just want to make sure.

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    Yes that is correct sorry for the abbreviations.
    You will find some post war uniforms with KC buttons as well in the early post war years.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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