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RAF bomb aimer brevet, adapted to navigator.

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    Default RAF bomb aimer brevet, adapted to navigator.

    Recently picked this navigator brevet up, and it is obvious that the "N" for navigator has been added with some kind of white paint.
    on closer inspection, from the rear of the badge, it is possible to see the faint trace of where the "B" from the Bomb aimer has been unpicked.



    I wonder if this was due to a shortage in navigator badges, or change of role etc.
    or even (hopefully not) changed by a reenactor.

    I found it interesting anyway, and thought id show it.

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    Certainly an interesting piece Ed. i am not up on RAF insignia so could not comment on its authenticity, but hopefully a period done modification of original insignia, adds a little something to it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Bananamafia, I would suggest that your brevei is original and that the two explanations which you suggest are both very plausable!! Whilst in the RAF, I have known of squadrons and units locally purchasing insignia when supply has been delaysed and also of badges being bastardised in the way yours is. If it came my way, it would be a definitive inclusion in my collection as a converted variation. Nice little badge!!!

    Cheers MR

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    PS, Navigators were referred to as "Talking Bagage" in my day!! Possibly a bit unfair!!
    MR

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