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    here is a couple of badges i picked up recently, could anyone give me any pointers to age/authenticity?
    many thanks in advance.
    Ed


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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    HI there Ed

    First off these are US Army Air Force Shoulder Sleeve Insignia WWII era.

    The First pic is Army Air Force SSI (1941-47)and the second pic is British theatre made US Strategic Air Force c 1944/45.

    The USAF came into existence 1947.

    Phill

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    Quote by Phill Lockett View Post
    The USAF came into existence 1947.
    Many thanks for your reply phil, and please excuse my ignorance regards usaaf and usaf!
    everyday is a school day!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Gidday Ed

    When we collect militaria , the learning doesn't stop , everyday is a school day for all of us so you weren't being ignorant , like me i wouldn't know the nuances in what you specialize in.

    Glad to help.

    Phill

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    Both are ww2 the second patch looks foreign made

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