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Commonwealth Observer Badge? or not.
Old 11-01-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Commonwealth Observer Badge? or not.

I bought two of these off eBay just because they looked interesting... somewhat different than the usual half-wing. I placed it in a shadow box for Commonwealth items at lower left.
Any ideas on its age? Authenticity?
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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Bottom row, lion with wings, is an authentic WW2 period army flying badge worn by glider pilots and air observation posts.


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Old 11-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #3
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One or two other countries used the flying arse 'ole observer's wing, this one doesn't look British, Canadian or Australian to me, other commonwealth, I don't know.

Luc, the wings for the air observation pilots were the same but smaller I believe.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:46 PM   #4
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Pete, there was indeed a smaller pattern of the army flying badge. It was issued first in 1946 and worn by both glider pilots and air observation posts.


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