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RAF related 1941 dated NZ Battle Dress Blouse

Article about: A recent purchase: a 1941 dated New Zeland made BD blouse with the R.A.F. slides of a Pilot Officer. I was wondering about the apparent lack of any sign of Pilot wings having ever been stitc

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    Default RAF related 1941 dated NZ Battle Dress Blouse

    A recent purchase: a 1941 dated New Zeland made BD blouse with the R.A.F. slides of a Pilot Officer. I was wondering about the apparent lack of any sign of Pilot wings having ever been stitched to the BD, sine it sports an Africa Star ribbon at their place, when I have found a very small stamp with the name Streeten: made a short research on the Internet and a Pilot Officer H.F.F. Streeten serving in the R.A.F. Balloon service ha turned out! I guess you don't need to be a Pilot, in order to serve an AA balloon...
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    Its a lovely blouse, well done. Of course, many pilot officers were not actually pilots, inspite of the name.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    Its a lovely blouse, well done. Of course, many pilot officers were not actually pilots, inspite of the name.
    further info form the Service List of the R.A.F.: Streeten Herbert Francis Friend, P. Unov. (i can't figure out what this could stand for), R.A.F.V.R. Balloon Branch

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