Royal Canadian Air Force - Insignia

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RCAF Other Ranks Hat Badge
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1 1/2"


Cotter Pin Loops
A. L. Collection
11/25/2001
RCAF Officer Hat Badge
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2 3/4"
2 7/8"


Tim Lewis Collection
12/12/2001
RCAF Captain of Aircraft Armband
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Jim Howey Collection
4/23/2002
Worn on operations by Sergeant Pilots who had one or more commissioned officers serving in their crew. These bands were introduced by Air Ministry Order N 861 of 24th August 1944.
RCAF Officers Flash
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75 mm
20 mm


John Gowan Collection
5/3/2002
RCAF Airman Flash
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75 mm
45 mm


John Gowan Collection
5/3/2002
Warrant Officer Class II
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55 mm
50 mm


John Gowan Collection
5/3/2002
RCAF Shoulder Title
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78 mm
60 mm


John Gowan Collection
9/13/2002
RCAF Shoulder Title
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78 mm
36 mm


John Gowan Collection
9/13/2002
RCAF Shoulder Title
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80 mm
65 mm


John Gowan Collection
9/13/2002
RCAF Tropical Flash for overseas wear
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Alex Bateman Collection
10/28/2002
RCAF Tropical Flash for home wear
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Alex Bateman Collection
11/27/2002
RCAF Compass Button
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JR Gaunt & Son, London

Alex Bateman Collection
11/6/2002
This is an RCAF Compass button. Most of the allied air forces had these in some form or another. Being a tunic button, it is more likely to be a fighter pilots and early war (later there were types to be used on the battle dress). It is two piece, and once screwed together is undetectable.
RCAF Button
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Alex Bateman Collection
11/6/2002
WWII RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class (WO1) gilt forage cap badge
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2.5"
J.R. Gaunt, Montreal

Walt Prawak Collection
1/10/2003
RCAF Chaplain Badge
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2 3/8"
2.5"
Wm Scully Ltd. Montreal

Walt Prawak Collection
1/10/2003
Post War RCAF Band Cap Badge
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3 1/8"
Wm Scully Ltd. Montreal

Walt Prawak Collection
1/10/2003
According to Bill Hampson's book 'Canadian Flying Services Emblems and Insignia 1914 - 1984' this is the cap badge worn by bandsmen after the war, when three official bands were formed (previously they have been volunteer bandsman). The cap badge worn by wartime bandsmen were the same as the standard RCAF OR's cap badge, but in silver (either silver or silver plate). Matching buttons were also worn (standard RCAF but in silver) along with cloth arm insignia. - Information courtesy of Alex Bateman
WW2 RCAF Band Cap Badge
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Alex Bateman Collection
1/21/2003
WW2 RCAF Band Button
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Alex Bateman Collection
1/21/2003
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Clifford Orth Collection
6/16/2004
EFTS ( Elementary Flying Training School) Instructors hat badge from 10 EFTS, Mount Hope, Ontario.
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Grant Perry
11/30/2005
This is an RCAF Chaplain cap badge.
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