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RFC/ RAF Observers Brevet genuine?

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    Default RFC/ RAF Observers Brevet genuine?

    I have just come across this brevet, any ideas if its real?
    if so any ideas on rough age of this particular one?

    many thanks
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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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    It is a good one, more likely late 1930's early part of WW II. The RFC ones tended to have more of an upward swoop and made from silk and not as heavily padded as this.

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    I think this is post WW1, as I have had a couple of WW1 "Wings" of this type, I think it is 100% correct for pre-WW2, maybe the late 20s or early 30s.
    I would think rarer than WW1, however a smaller collecting base...Just my thoughts

    Dean O
    Ajax Canada

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    They used to be known as "The Flying Ar$hole".....!!!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    They used to be known as "The Flying Ar$hole".....!!!
    Now they are just called 'pilots'

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    Hi, Nice single wing brevet and dead right. The Observer brevet was still a stock item held at 14MU Carlisle until the 70/80s well after all of the entitled aviators had retired from the RAF. Yours is likely to be post WWII issue but may well be WWII stock. Hard to tell.
    Cheers MR

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    Thanks guys, is the marking on the reverse a makers stamp or just some gung-ho biro
    "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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