Royal Air Force - Meteorologist

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3.5" diagonally




5/19/2002
Here is the RAF 'M-Wing' worn by Meteorological Air Observers from April 1945. This one belonged to Warrant Officer Arthur Faulkner, although like most Met types he had worn a converted N (navigator) wing from about 1942.

The 'Met Men' were normally volunteers from Met Office personnel. They began flying in 1942 to report on weather conditions and were given the official title and brevet after that.

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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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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars