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RAF buttons made in India!!!?????

Article about: Hi all!!! Picked these up in a big bowl of old buttons in the charity shop!! One original RAF button made in Birmingham.. 17mm And the rest .....Made in India!!! 4 x 22mm 2 x 17mm...the qual

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    Hi all!!!
    Picked these up in a big bowl of old buttons in the charity shop!!

    One original RAF button made in Birmingham.. 17mm
    And the rest .....Made in India!!! 4 x 22mm 2 x 17mm...the quality is very poor on the Indian made examples!!!!(see pic British left Indian right)
    please can you tell me.....

    Are these Wartime made/used???? or post war???

    many thanks...
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    RAF buttons made in India!!!?????   RAF buttons made in India!!!?????  

    RAF buttons made in India!!!?????  

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    Nice buttons, Indian ones are certainly WW2
    Last edited by reneblacky; 05-20-2018 at 05:25 AM.
    Regards
    René

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    Agreed, WW2 in date.

    I had an Indian made RAF FS cap in my last auction at work.
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    Thanks guys!!!

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Nice buttons, Indian ones are certainly WW2
    I agree just with the caveat that independance was in 1947 so it is very likely that stocks of buttons and other insignia which would not have been run down in the same way as they would had the date been planned for some time, would have been "wasted out" as far as possible during the last year or so in order that there would be no great surplus to dispose of as there would be no desire to ship stores back to Britain even then. So still WWII butons but possibly issued and used post-war.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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