Royal Air Force - Parachute Jump Instructor

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2.5"




5/19/2002
Originally the oval badgeswere worn on the right arm (from about 1942)by all Instructors. Officerswore them on a pale blue armband only when instructing, they were to be removed when not on duty. The blue version was worn by Sgt 'Taff' Jones in the UK.
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2.5"




5/19/2002
The red/tan version was worn in north Africa and some Schools in India.
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3.5" diagonally




5/19/2002
In mid 1945 PJI's were given honorary air crew status due to the fact that many had flown missions as air dispatchers, especially over Burma. The parachute half wing was introduced and worn from then on. The half wing example here was worn by Sgt 'Taff' Jones. Hand made versions were often worn in India.
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J. & S. Harrison Collection
1/19/2011
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars