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Article about: I have had these RAF badges. These belonged to my uncles who are Maltese and served in Malta during the war. The red badges belonged to one uncle and the yellow belonged to another. One of t

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    I have had these RAF badges. These belonged to my uncles who are Maltese and served in Malta during the war. The red badges belonged to one uncle and the yellow belonged to another. One of the yellow badges has been misplaced. Raf shoulder badgesRaf shoulder badgesRaf shoulder badgesRaf shoulder badgesBoth were brothers. These badges came from their summer tunics. My question is why are they red or yellow as I always thought that the RAF badges were always blue.

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    Some nice family keepsakes!

    I think the colour change to red was simply so that the albatross would contrast better with the white background.

    Regards, B.B.
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