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R.F.C. Silver winged badge.

Article about: Hello, recently picked this badge up from local fair. Would this be ww1 period or post war. More info greatly appreciated. Regards Brookes. Sorry images loaded upside down for some reason.

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    Default R.F.C. Silver winged badge.

    Hello, recently picked this badge up from local fair.
    Would this be ww1 period or post war.
    More info greatly appreciated.

    Regards Brookes.

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    Amended the images for you.

    Never seen this style of fixing used before (Other than on Officers Bronze cap badges)

    What size are these? Full size RFC wing or mini Sweetheart style item?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    They are not issue or 'real' RFC badges. Typical of a style used for sweetheart badges and the ones with these sorts of tynes were almost always originally a fixed to photo frames and are decorative items. The metal RFC wing is a can of worms, very few can be considered original qualification wings as the time period for official wear is about 2 years, 1912-14, and the pilot force was small. Three makers continued to make them during the war and the majority of any style were unofficial and used as sweetheart tokens or decoration. Some RFC pilots in the mideast used them on uniforms to make laundry easier but this was not commonplace.

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    Talking of RFC sweethearts, I have about ten of these come in at work this past month, all different.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Amended the images for you.

    Never seen this style of fixing used before (Other than on Officers Bronze cap badges)

    What size are these? Full size RFC wing or mini Sweetheart style item?

    Cheers, Ade.
    Sorry for delay in replying.This badge approx 25mm in depth x 92mm long.

    Cheers Brookes.

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    Sorry for delay in replying.Badge dimensions approx 25mmx92mm.

    Cheers,Brookes.

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    Hi,thank's for info.Had heard similar about these items being affixed to photo frames.
    Would these have been produced during the conflict or post war.

    Regards Brookes.

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    Either during or not long after - the RFC ceased to be on March 31 1918.

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