Royal Air Force - Air Observation Posts

Click on the images to see a larger version and the back of the wing/badge
AOP's were artillery officers trained as pilots to observe enemy positions. During WW2 16 squadrons were raised: 12 British, 1 Polish and 3 Canadian. After the war (in 1957) the remains of the glider pilot regiment and AOP were joined in the Army Air Corps. Some AOP's served as glider pilots during operation Varsity to cover the massive losses from Market Garden.

Width:
Height:
Hallmark:
Pin/Clutch:
Contributor:
Date Added:




Luc Nijsten Collection
2/7/2005
Width:
Height:
Hallmark:
Pin/Clutch:
Contributor:
Date Added:




Alex Bateman Collection
2/7/2005
Width:
Height:
Hallmark:
Pin/Clutch:
Contributor:
Date Added:




Warren Carroll Collection
3/3/2005
All electronic scans remain the copyright of Bob Schwartz or the specific contributors and cannot be reproduced by either digital, electronic, electrostatic or lithographic or by any other means without expressed permission from the originator of the web site or its contributors.

Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars