Royal Air Force - Air Gunner

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3 1/2"



Tim Lewis Collection
12/3/2001
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66 mm



John Gowan Collection
12/26/2001
This is a Mess Dress wing.
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2" diagonally




11/7/2002
This is one of the miniature wings worn by foreign RAF trained personnel. These were worn mostly by Czechs and Poles when transferring back to their own air forces. The insignia of their own air force was then worn, but with these miniatures on the right breast. Members of the U.S. AAF also wore these miniatures.
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1.5"
1 6/8"



11/18/2002
Early Air Gunners 'Winged Bullet' issued between 1923 and 1939, before being superseded by the AG wing.
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83 mm diagonally




3/12/2003
This is a Canadian made wing
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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Steve Kendall Collection
6/14/2004
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3 3/4"



Clifford Orth Collection
6/16/2004
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2 1/4"



Clifford Orth Collection
6/16/2004
Bullion for Mess Dress
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36 mm
43 mm


John Gowan Collection
2/7/2005
RAF AIR GUNNER badge. 1923 - 1939. Brass with three lugs at rear. Complete with backing plate. This was worn by a gunner, W.T. Hull during North West Frontier of India 1936 - 39.
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Kerry Foster Collection
7/21/2007
This badge belonged to FL/LT Cardess


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Ted Land Collection
2/24/2010
This badge was made in a POW camp by a Polish prisoner. It belonged to WO H Bell 75 (NZ) RAF Sqn (based at Feltwell Norfolk)
Air gunner on the Wellingtons

AG course 16-6-41 to 12-7-41 Evanton

28-9-41 while on war operations over Genoa and secondary target Frankfurt, the wellington had engine problem and ran out of petrol, bailed out Sybil in Essex at 0320hrs, plane crashed and burnt out (from his log) on the 26-10-41 while on operations to Hamburg failed to return. he was then a POW and served in no less than 6 POW camps.

from his YMCA log

Dulag Luft Oct 41 - Nov 41
Stalag VIII B Nov 41 - May 42
Stalag Luft III May 42 - Jun 43 (over the Great escape period)
Stalag Luft VI Jun 43 - Jul 44
Stalag 357 Jul 44 - Aug 44
Stalag 357 (355) Aug 44 - Apr 45
on the march Apr 45 to 2 May 45 liberated 1.43pm 4km outside Zarrentin

from his log WO Harold Bell worked while in Stalag 357 in the exchange shop (i've pencil drawings of him), his log covers in great detail the price of items. this is where i beleive the handmade AG wing being made no doubt in exchange for something. the other two AG are both unworn. his side cap is well worn and named insided.


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Ted Land Collection
2/24/2010
These badges also belonged to WO H Bell 75 (NZ) RAF Sqn (pictured above)

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Mike McLean Collection
12/11/2010

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J. & S. Harrison Collection
1/22/2012
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars