Bulgarian Air Force - Pilot

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37.6 mm
55.0 mm
20.8 grams



12/13/2001
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36.1 mm
55.8 mm
18.5 grams



12/13/2001
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36.1 mm
56.6 mm
25.4 grams

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12/13/2001
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59.5 mm
25.7 mm
9.4 grams

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3/2/2002
The following two badges are actually first pattern pilot qualification badges in gold and silver of the "secret" Bulgarian Air Force. Technically they are referred to as Flyers of Tourist Aircraft. They were awarded at a time when Bulgaria was prevented by the Treaty of Versailles from having a military air force. The silver badge was given to the more senior pilots. Both badges were frequently awarded to Luftwaffe pilots.
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59.8 mm
26.7 mm
10.7 grams
Unidentified hallmark
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3/2/2002
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Gene Ashton Collection
5/31/2004
This appears to be a pre-WW2 Bulgarian pilot wing. I've attached two photos that were sent in by the contributor showing pilots wearing this badge. Any information about the badge would be greatly appreciated.
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Gene Ashton Collection
5/31/2004
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Gene Ashton Collection
5/31/2004
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